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Employees falling prey to social engineering ploys or with an agenda pose the "biggest threat to company security," concluded a new report from Ari Kaplan and Nuix.
To secure the Internet of Things and to build trust with customers, the way that vendors approach manufacturing, distributing and supporting devices and solutions must change.
Noting a rapid acceleration of "things" connected to the internet with the pace expected to pick up, panelists at the National Cyber Security Alliance's (NCSA's) Cybersecurity Summit at Nasdaq called for a focus on protecting data, advocated for a framework to guide development and said the personal nature of Internet of Things (IoT) will drive vendors to embrace higher levels of security.
An uptick in government surveillance requests in Mexico has privacy advocates troubled that the country does not have the supervision in place that it needs to keep sensitive information from falling to those who don't have a right to ask for it.
Instead of hoping for your end-users to make the right decision or your DLP solution to make the right guess, data protection solutions need to be context-aware.
The CTU, the Dell SecureWorks research team, uncovered fake LinkedIn profiles and an extensive, convincing network created by the Iran-based Threat Group 2889.
Security researchers have discovered malicious adverts on the UK version of dating site Match.com.
Security professionals are most concerned about the endpoint, citing it as the greatest source of risk in a Bromium survey of more than 100 pros who attended Black Hat USA 2015 in Las Vegas last week.
Researchers at Malwarebytes uncovered a malvertising campaign against AdSpirit.de, similar to the one used recently on Yahoo.
Attackers have been observed substituting Cisco's IOS bootstrap with a malicious ROMMON image after first accessing the company's IOS devices.
At a SINET Innovation Summit in New York, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said the agency needs to do more and called for more formalized information sharing.
In an attack very similar to one last year, a SendGrid customer was compromised through its mail service account.
The 2015 Websense Threat Report found that threat actors are employing previously used C&C URLs to launch new threats.
The Tsukuba trojan like other proxy changers is not technically advanced but uses an interesting social engineering technique, researchers at IBM Trusteer found.
A five-month-long campaign against organizations in India shows the group is active and evolving, SophosLab reports.
A recent survey by Ponemon Institute and Raytheon found senior executives don't fully understand the extent of security threats.
On a recent flight, a Google engineer discovered that SSL certificates were being signed by Gogo, not Google.
Staff member credentials were used to access ICANN systems after spearphishing campaign that began in November.
A report from DellSecureWorks Counter Threat Unit revealed hacker training tutorials, replacement guarantees and a drop in RAT prices.
Researchers at Cylance have been monitoring a group out of Tehran, called Operation Cleaver, that it believes is gearing up for a massive attack on critical infrastructure.
Kaspersky Lab researchers are confident they have identified the first five victims, or patient zeroes, of the Stuxnet worm.
The White House has advanced an agenda to promote and facilitate information sharing on security threats and vulnerabilities.
A survey of Canadian business execs found that just over a quarter had experienced a cyber attack.
Careful control of administrator rights in the very foundation of IT Security. Allowing admin rights exposes a dangerous security risk, creating an easy entry point for advanced persistent threats, zero-day attacks and sophisticated malware.
The CryptoWall ransomware being delivered comes with a valid digital signature and initial VirusTotal results showed zero detections.
Disgruntled and former employees have been increasingly engaging in computer network exploitation and disruption.
Fake emails that appear to come from an authentic LogMeIn address state that the company has released a new security certificate.
Since the year's start, the number of exploits used by the kit has doubled, Trend Micro found.
Retail organizations have long been the target of financially-motivated crime. According to Verizon, 92% of the retail breaches they've studied were committed by external actors.
WordPress is the most-used content management system (CMS) in the world. More than 60 million websites, or 22.9% of the internet, use WordPress for content creation.
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