It's becoming increasing important to detect adversaries that have bypassed your security controls and moved laterally in your environment, says Carolyn Crandall of Attivo Networks, who describes the role deception can play.
Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT systems and disrupted service for local residents.
Security researcher Zammis Clark, who pleaded guilty to hacking Microsoft - with an accomplice - and later Nintendo, as well as stealing data and uploading malware to Microsoft's network, has received a suspended sentence.
What are the prevailing fraud trends, and how are they impacting consumers, clients and enterprises? Dora Gomez, director of the New York City chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, shares highlights of the ACFE's new Report to the Nations.
Arrests made last week by European, U.S. and other law enforcement agencies appear to have led to the closure of the "Dream Market" dark web site, which, in turn, disrupted certain ransomware attacks, according to an analysis by incident response firm Coveware.
Legislation introduced last week would give the U.S. Senate's sergeant at arms responsibility to help secure the personal devices and online accounts used by senators and their staff to help ward off cyberattacks and other threats.
As financial fraud has evolved, so have the defensive tactics of major banking institutions. Citi's Jeffrey Dant, a former Secret Service agent, discusses Citi's Fraud Fusion Center - it's mission, challenges and early successes.