VMware is acquiring cloud security firm Carbon Black in a $2.1 billion cash deal to bolster the virtualization giant's security portfolio. It's also acquiring Pivotal, a company that focuses on helping its customers build applications in the cloud as well as through new technologies such as containers.
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to target not just big businesses and large government agencies, but increasingly their smaller counterparts too. In Texas, officials say a campaign tied to a "single threat actor" infected 22 local government agencies on Friday.
Deception technology is attractive in that it offers - in theory - low false positives and critical clues to attackers' methodologies. But the benefits depend on its ability to fool attackers and whether organizations can spare the time to fine-tune it.
There is a key shift in the
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key endpoints and infrastructure. As a result, many
organizations are developing security blind spots.
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From ransomware to infected devices and assaults on the critical infrastructure, organizations are increasingly encroached by advanced threats and threat actors. And security leaders are tasked with taking their traditional cyber defenses to the next level to mitigate the emerging risks. What are the defenses and...
Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies say they've uncovered an SQLite database vulnerability in Apple iOS devices that can run malicious code capable of stealing passwords and gaining persistent control on affected devices.
Apple is opening up its bug bounty program to all researchers, increasing the rewards and expanding the scope of qualifying products in a bid to attract tips on critical software flaws. The changes were announced at last week's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
Threat actors are increasingly targeting the APAC region for payment card fraud, according to a report from Gemini Advisory. For example, a group of hackers recently stole information on more than 1 million credit cards in South Korea. What can be done to stop the fraud?
Broadcom says it plans to acquire Symantec's enterprise security business for $10.7 billion in cash. The deal relieves Symantec of a business line where it faced aggressive competition. For Broadcom, it means gaining well-developed security offerings as it seeks to grow its infrastructure business.
Zero Trust is not just limited to human users, but to non-human users as well, e.g. applications interacting with operating systems via service accounts and business (and robotic) automation processes where software bots are connecting, storing and accessing sensitive data and applications. As the security layers slip...
Today's business environment is anything but simple. The always-connected and on-the-go workforce is demanding more flexibility in working whenever, wherever, and on any device. In short, organizations are constantly faced with managing and connecting more devices, applications, networks, and users. It's no wonder...
Microsoft warned on Monday that Russia-linked attackers are gaining access to corporate networks through poorly configured devices, such as office printers and VOIP phones. The remedy is paying more attention to deployed IoT devices, including establishing security policies and regular testing.
The U.S. Department of Defense has purchased IT gear known to have significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities, according to a new inspector general audit, which also highlights concerns about the use of equipment manufactured in China.
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