Tag: Cybersecurity

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Network security, Security

Cyber risk assessment of U.S. election commissions finds critical areas for improvement

September 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Many election commissions are focused on quickly adapting and updating their cybersecurity; however, commissions still need to dedicate resources to updating outdated operating systems and protecting their email domains from being spoofed, according to NormShield. The report, which examined more […]

Network security, Security

IoT attacks increasing in the cyber underground

September 11, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Cybercriminals from around the world are actively discussing how to compromise connected devices, and how to leverage these devices for moneymaking schemes, according to Trend Micro. Trend Micro Research analyzed forums in the Russian, Portuguese, English, Arabic, and Spanish language-based […]

Network security

Attackers are exploiting vulnerable WP plugins to backdoor sites

September 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A group of attackers that has been injecting WordPress-based sites with a script redirecting visitors to malicious and fraudulent pages has now also started backdooring the vulnerable installations, Wordfence’s Mikey Veenstra warns. The attacks The attackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in […]

Network security

7 Big Factors Putting Small Businesses At Risk

August 21, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Cybercriminals are increasingly taking aim at smaller organizations. This puts small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in a tough spot. Faced with a long list of cyberthreats, they also are operating with smaller budgets and staff constraints, both of which can […]

Network security

Automation, visibility remain biggest issues for cybersecurity teams

August 8, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Organizations still do not have necessary levels of automation or visibility within their cyber terrain, especially as security stacks grow and are underutilized, Fidelis Cybersecurity’s annual State of Threat Detection Report has shown. Without automation to gather data and give […]


Ethical Hacking: A Critical Cog in the Future of Cybersecurity

July 20, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Every headline-grabbing cyberattack unveils new sophisticated hacking techniques, but the attacker’s portrait remains the same: a modern-day professional with a strong sense of curiosity, patience, and social skills that thoroughly examines a company’s systems, takes note of every vulnerability, then […]

Network security

Organizations expect to boost their cybersecurity investments by 34%

July 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Annual losses from cyberattacks averaged $4.7 million in the last fiscal year — with more than one in 10 firms losing over $10 million —according to a new report from ESI ThoughtLab in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson and other […]

Network security

7 Hot Cybersecurity Trends to Be Highlighted at Black Hat

July 8, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Black Hat USA is fast approaching. With the full conference schedule online, now is the time for security pros to dive in and plan out their paths to exploring a wide range of learning opportunities. As with years past, the […]

Network security

House Homeland Security Republicans to introduce slew of cybersecurity bills

June 18, 2019

Via: The Hill

Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee are gearing up to introduce a bevy of bills aimed at enhancing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) cybersecurity capabilities. The bills are the first glimpse into the new “American Security Agenda” that […]

Network security

Black Hat USA Offers Fresh Perspectives on Enterprise Cybersecurity

June 10, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Cybersecurity at the enterprise level is a unique beast, and there’s no better place to meet fellow enterprise security professionals and learn new tricks than Black Hat USA in Las Vegas this August. There’s a whole Enterprise track of Briefings […]