As the Trump administration begins, expect a ramp-up in cyber espionage as well as more "test attacks" by nation-states, says cybersecurity specialist Brad Medairy of the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.
Because cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, bolstering employee and customer awareness and training about ransomware, phishing and other cyber risks must be a top priority in 2017, says Curt Kwak, CIO of Proliance Surgeons.
The County of Los Angeles is notifying 756,000 individuals of a breach stemming from a phishing scheme that tricked more than 100 county employees. Bank account and payment card information, Social Security numbers and health-related information was potentially exposed.
Fifty-nine percent of security leaders believe their current ransomware defenses are above average or superior. Yet 53 percent also have been victim of ransomware attacks in the past year. Eduardo Cabrera of Trend Micro discusses this and other results of the Ransomware Response Study.
Ransomware attacks, which initially targeted Windows computers and then spread to Android mobile devices, are now targeting Linux servers as well, says Bob Lynch of Bitdefender, who describes a risk mitigation strategy in this video interview.
Hack attack victims often ask two questions: "Who did it? And can we hack them back?" But after an attack, with time of the essence for blocking further damage, those are the wrong questions for breached organizations to be asking, data breach response expert Alan Brill says in this audio interview.
Ransomware is going to get personal. Password managers will be huge targets. And we will see the rise of a whole new exploit kit. These are among the 2017 security predictions from Malwarebytes Laboratories. CEO Marcin Kleczynski offers insight on how to prepare.
Hackers are increasingly taking advantage of new technologies, including analytics and artificial intelligence, to launch more sophisticated attacks and commit cybercrimes, Bill Fox, a former federal prosecutor, explains in this interview.
MSN and Yahoo are among the major websites hit by a wave of malicious advertisements that try to deliver malware to computers. It's a resurgence of activity by a group called AdGholas, which was active in July.
According to one report, barely one-third of global organizations feel prepared to handle a modern cyberattack such as malvertising or ransomware. Justin Dolly of Malwarebytes explains how security leaders can step up their game in 2017.
A just-issued report from President Obama's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity outlines challenges the next administration should address. Observations from one of the panel's commissioners highlight the latest episode of the ISMG Security Report.
Today's ISMG Security Report leads off with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson lamenting about the congressional bureaucracy that hinders passage of needed cybersecurity legislation.
Cyber espionage and other increasingly sophisticated nation-state cyberattacks will escalate into what amounts to "cyberwar" in 2017, predicts security expert Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution.