To achieve better network visibility, security practitioners must improve their knowledge of tools that support web services, containers and the evolution of development practices, says Ed Moyle, co-founder of the cybersecurity advisory firm Security Curve.
Internet usage around the world is shifting as a result of COVID-19. We are seeing an increase of 10-30% traffic across the board. As companies face a sudden surge in traffic, it is important that they ensure the availability of critical systems that serve their customers and employees.
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A recently discovered cyber-espionage toolkit called Ramsay is designed to infiltrate air-gapped networks to steal documents, take screenshots and compromise other devices, according to the security firm ESET.
Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks.
As the use of business-critical, cloud-based applications and tools continues to
increase, distributed organizations with multiple remote offices are switching
from performance-inhibited wide-area networks (WANs) to software-defined WAN
(SD-WAN) architectures. SD-WAN offers faster connectivity, cost savings,...
It's not so much that the threats have changed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It's that the attack surface has broadened, and it's more challenging for defenders to coordinate intelligence, tooling and processes, says Jimmy Astle of VMware Carbon Black.
In None We Trust
The Zero Trust model of information security has become a fixture in both the strategies of enterprise security teams and the roadmaps of security solution developers, and for good reason. Perimeter-focused security architectures that default to high trust levels on the internal network continue to...
You can't protect what you can't see. But that's the challenge facing many security programs today - limited visibility of the attack surface, decentralized management of a heterogeneous environment, and plenty of data but little context.
That's why Skybox has packed a powerhouse of solutions into our product suite...
A long-running marketplace for selling stolen payment card data claims it has 30 million stolen payment cards that experts believe are linked to the breach at Wawa convenience stores late last year. The breach is one of the largest ever involving card-related data.
Bad news on the ransomware front: Victims that choose to pay attackers' ransom demands - in return for the promise of a decryption tool - last quarter paid an average of $84,116, according to Coveware. But gangs wielding Ryuk and Sodinokibi - aka REvil - often demanded much more.
A spear-phishing campaign targeted a U.S. government agency for several months last year using emails with content about North Korea geopolitics as a lure, according to an analysis from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.
Emotet malware alert: The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says it's been "tracking a spike" in targeted Emotet malware attacks. It urges all organizations to immediately put in place defenses to not just avoid infection, but also detect lateral movement in their networks by hackers.
Microsoft accidentally internet-exposed for three weeks 250 million customer support records stored in five misconfigured Elasticsearch databases. While the company rapidly locked them down after being alerted, it's an embarrassing gaff for the technology giant, which has pledged to do better.