The FBI calls ransomware "a prevalent, increasing threat." One recent campaign earned at least $325 million in global profits, while U.S. victims tell the FBI they paid $24 million in ransoms in 2015. And attackers are plowing profits back into improving their malicious code.
Dr. Sanjay Bahl has been appointed director general of CERT-In, according to inside sources. Security practitioners welcome the move and expect to see a new agenda and thrust on effective public private partnership.
In a filing rebutting Apple's appeal of a court order requiring the company to help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernardino massacre, the Justice Department says Apple's rhetoric is "false" and "corrosive" to the institution that safeguards Americans' liberties and rights.
Email security is a growing worry, despite the fact that phishing attacks and spam have been around for decades, says Vidur Apparao, CTO of Agari. In this video interview, he explains why DMARC is gaining ground as a viable way to shore up email defenses.
We all realize that the black hats are typically a step ahead of the white hats. But do we accept that our own security controls are contributing to the deficit? Sam Curry of Arbor Networks describes how security leaders can regain their lead in this video interview.
Hank Thomas and Ann Barron-DiCamillo are long-time security practitioners who have now chosen to put their minds where the money is, as principals in the new venture capital firm Strategic Cyber Ventures. What types of companies are they looking to fund? Find out in this video interview.
In a new, global enterprise security study, only 14 percent of respondents are "extremely confident" in their enterprises' ability to defend against top threats. What are the areas that erode their confidence? Christopher Kloes of Unisys offers analysis in this video interview.
The volume and complexity of online attacks continue to increase, which creates a challenge for information security managers, says Darrell Burkey, director of product management for Check Point Software Technologies, in this video interview.
Hackers stole $100 million from the Bangladesh Bank after apparently obtaining payment-transfer codes and moving the money overseas in what experts say appears to be one of the largest bank heists in history.
Because of growing cybersecurity concerns, CISOs in the financial sector finally are getting more time with their boards of directors and more direct interaction with senior executives, says John Carlson, chief of staff at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Automated threat intelligence sharing can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes organizations to identify, assess and react to attacks, according to new research from Johns Hopkins. Mark Clancy, CEO of Soltra, says automated information sharing with government and other sectors is catching on.
The nonstop pace of "Apple vs. FBI" updates and related crypto debates seemed to exceed both the U.S. government's and the information security industry's advanced persistent spin-cycles at this year's RSA Conference.
nullcon has made a name for itself with its forward-looking philosophy - "The Next Security Thing!" We take a look at some of the hot sessions and events slated to take place at the security marathon this year.
Mass targeted attacks often need a big event as the pivot to grab the prospective victims' attention. Using the example such of a phishing campaign, Symantec's Narang shares insight on how low awareness impacts the region.
"Shadow IT" has long existed slightly under the radar of the enterprise IT and security organizations. The term describes business units that opt to embrace IT systems and applications, including SaaS apps, without the express consent and support of IT.
In the past, these transgressions have mainly been overlooked....