Nothing says "you really screwed up" like receiving the Pwnie Award for "Most Epic Fail" at the annual Black Hat conference. Hence it's no surprise that in the wake of its mega breach, the win goes to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Numerous services are enabled by default in Microsoft's Windows 10, and as employees connect their BYOD equipment to corporate networks, the cloud, collaboration and location tie-ins could pose enterprise security risks, experts warn.
Enough talk about the cybersecurity skills gap; it's time for a new strategy for filling it, says ISACA's Eddie Schwartz. The new CSX Practitioner certification is a step in the right direction, he says.
Attributing who's behind cyberattacks is essential because it helps organizations build better defenses against future attacks, says Greg Kesner, former chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Data Intercept program.
The takedown of Gameover Zeus taught law enforcement and banks many lessons, including that Trojans are being used to steal corporate secrets, not just money, says Eward Driehuis of Fox-IT, which investigated the threat actors behind the Trojan.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.
Georgia Tech researchers are attempting to develop new processes and technologies to more easily detect malware. The goal, researcher Wenke Lee explains, is to find an effective way to identify and expunge advanced persistent threats
News that charges were filed last week against two California residents for their alleged roles in the 2011 Michaels crafts stores breach, which involved terminal tampering, is a reminder of how much hackers have improved their techniques in just four years.
The 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint overseen by Federal CIO Tony Scott has crossed the finish line, but in reality, it looks more like a starting gate to a marathon to get the federal government to secure its battered IT.
The toolbar distributed by Chinese-language search engine Baidu is being targeted by opportunistic attackers and used to exfiltrate corporate secrets, warns Rob Eggebrecht, president and CEO of the security firm InteliSecure.
Attributing the Anthem, OPM and other breaches to specific attackers might be useful for government-level diplomatic efforts. But organizations must prioritize blocking all types of espionage and cybercrime attacks, says Symantec's Vikram Thakur.
Organizations are jumping on the threat intelligence bandwagon, but are they making strategic investments? Often not, says BrightPoint Security's Rich Reybok, who says "context" is often the key missing element.