Study: Average cost of data breach is $6.5M

The Ponemon Institute and IBM released their annual cost of data breach study on Wednesday and found that data breaches continue to cost enterprises more than in previous years.

Data acquired from non-IRS sources enabled access to 100K taxpayer accounts

The IRS announced on Wednesday that attackers used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain access to information on more than 100,000 tax accounts.

Ransomware threat 'Locker' has sleeper component

KnowBe4 is alerting IT managers to be vigilant of a new ransomware threat that leverages a sleeper function.

Scammers use Facebook to distribute malware disguised as video player

Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a scheme where criminals are using Facebook to distribute malware disguised as a Google Chrome video installer file.

FEATURED: Government

Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign

The ransomware locks up the screen with an FBI warning and initially requires a payment of $500 in order to unlock the device.

SC Awards 2015 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year's SC Awards. Winners received acknowledgement and placques at the annual SC Awards gala held in San Francisco on Tuesday. For the winners and finalists of the SC Awards 2015, take a look at our Book of the Night.

Product Reviews

CorreLog SIEM Correlation Server v5.5.0

The CorreLog SIEM Correlation Server is a flexible solution to strengthening security on a network.

Check Point Software Technologies 1180 Next Generation Threat Prevention Appliance

Check Point Software 1180 Next Generation Threat Prevention Appliance (NGTP) is a unified threat management (UTM) firewall, router, gateway and wireless access point.

AlienVault Unified Security Management USM

The AlienVault Unified Security Management platform is one of the most unique products we have ever had the pleasure of reviewing.

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