More than half of 250 anti-virus applications available in Google's Play Store offer insufficient protection against malicious software, according to a new study by testing firm AV Comparatives. One clear takeaway for all Android anti-virus users: Select products carefully.
CenturyLink has opened Black Lotus Labs, which focuses on threat research used to share information with customers as well as initiate takedowns of networks used to support cybercrime activities, says Peter Brecl, a director at the company.
In an exclusive interview, IBM Security GM Mary O'Brien talks with ISMG about her first year in this role, addressing the skills crisis, application security, the cloud and how to defend against cyberattacks.
Security needs to keep pace with the application development life cycle to avoid becoming a roadblock, and automation can play an important role, according to David Meltzer and Lamar Bailey of Tripwire.
Patch or perish, March edition: Microsoft releases fixes for 65 new vulnerabilities, including two that are being exploited in the wild. Also, Adobe issues updates for Photoshop and Digital Editions following a critical fix for a ColdFusion flaw that was being exploited in the wild.
Automation is the first step toward full-blown machine learning and artificial intelligence. But unfortunately, automation already is being weaponized for malicious purposes, says Fortinet's Derek Manky.
If you had to guess what day of the week a hacker will hit your organization, the answer might seem obvious: Hackers prefer to strike on Saturday. And a review by Redscan of cybersecurity incidents reported to Britain's privacy regulator before GDPR took effect confirms it.
Too many organizations continue to approach security with a "perimeter defense" mindset despite enterprise networks long having moved past on-premises data centers to myriad cloud services, says Ajay Arora of Vera Security.