Despite significant investments in the signature-based defenses of today's network, email and endpoint security solutions, since 2010, these solutions have been ineffective against the sheer volume of evolving malware. Security and risk professionals have turned to automated malware analysis (AMA) for help. These...
As defense stategies become stronger year after year, it seems as though the prevalence of malware is growing proportionately, projected to exceed $2 trillion by 2019 - a four-fold increase in the cost of security breaches over 2015.Posing a threat to every industry, profession, and company, malware not only...
Sen. Marco Rubio: Don't think of the Russian-government breach of Democratic Party computers as merely an attempt to influence the presidential election, but rather as a sophisticated campaign aimed to spread disarray through the government and society.
Because cyberattackers are now using memory-resident malware that leave no trace on the disk, forensics experts using traditional methods will face a challenge, says Christopher Novak, director of Verizon's global investigative response unit.
As the New Year unfolds, finding a breach prevention provider will be critical in order to safeguard an organization's assets. NSS Labs subjected nine cybersecurity market leaders to comprehensive, rigorous testing to determine how well each product handled current advanced threats and attack methods. All vendor...
The lack of a smoking gun - absolute certainty - has some security experts not entirely convinced that the Russians or their backers hacked Democratic Party computers in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential election.
Forcepoint�� Stonesoft® NGFW earned a "Recommended" rating in the NSS Labs Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) Comparative Report for overall security effectiveness, performance and TCO. Stonesoft outperformed IPS-only products while also providing next-gen/cloud-based firewalling, VPN connectivity,...
An explanation of how the FBI likely was able to quickly review 650,000 emails found on a computer shared by a top aide to Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, this week's ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London is previewed.
How did the FBI likely approach its examination of the computer of Hillary Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin to determine if it contained classified materials? Forensic expert Rob Lee explains just how such an examination occurs.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCall calls on Congress to increase spending on quantum computing research to ensure that the United States is the first nation to employ quantum computing as a tool to decrypt data. "We can't lose this one to the Chinese," he says.
Apple-FBI crypto debate update: A researcher successfully defeated an iPhone passcode using less than $100 in equipment. But the delicate procedure, if used on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, could have accidentally obliterated its data.
Because many law enforcement agencies lack cybercrime expertise, it's important for companies that have been attacked to provide as much technical and forensic information as possible to authorities to help ensure that investigations lead to arrests and prosecutions, a panel of experts says.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is warning that all 62 of its hotels suffered a POS malware infection this year that resulted in the compromise of cardholder data. So far it's unclear if the attack relates to breaches of Oracle MICROS or other POS vendors.
A hacker attempted to steal user data relating to online hunting and fishing licensing applications in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, via cloud software vendor Active Network. But so far it's unclear if any applicants' information was taken.
A UAE-based activist targeted by a rare and valuable remote exploit for Apple's mobile software has caused concern over the continued sale of powerful spying tools to governments with poor human rights records.