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Socioeconomic status and cyber: the new ‘digital divide’

In part one of a two-part series, SC Media examines how businesses and institutions in poorer or underserved regions may be less equipped to fight off cyberattacks than their well-funded counterparts in affluent cities.
Featured, Security News

The cyber digital divide: How to level the playing field

In the words of Phil Reitinger, president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance: “Cybersecurity needs to be a basic human right." In part two of this two-part series, we examine ways to better serve the underserved, economically challenged communities.
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Finance, Government, Government/Defense, Malware, Security News

U.S. offers up to $5M for info on North Korean cyber activity

Four U.S. federal agencies on Wednesday jointly issued an advisory that warns of ongoing North Korea-sponsored cyberthreat operations, and offers a reward of up to $5 million for information on such operations. The communication, issued by the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department and the FBI, details the Democratic People’s Republic…
Featured, Health Care, Network Security, Ransomware, Security News

Lessons from the ransomware death: Prioritize cyber emergency preparedness

For medical facilities, and any entity that delivers critical services, the situation places security teams on high alert: ensure adequate training for the workforce and some means of network redundancy or else risk similar tragedy or even potential liability.
Events, InfoSec World 2020, Network Security, Security News

Union Pacific tracks cyber risk via its own probability modeling methodology

Rick Holmes, assistant VP and CISO at Union Pacific Railroad, detailed at InfoSec World 2020 how the transportation giant incorporates cybersecurity risk into its larger enterprise risk management process in order to help senior executives estimate losses caused by potential cyber incidents and make better decisions on where to invest in defenses. “We think that…
Security News

Winning business: CISOs chime in on the cyber vendor ‘dating game’

What sales tactics actually work? In light of a new study that dissects the various marketing tactics used to get the attention of security executives, SC Media asked four high-ranking security professionals for their biggest likes – and their biggest turn-offs – when getting wooed by vendors with their wares. Here’s what they said what…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Malware, Phishing, Security News

Cyber snoops targeted aerospace, defense employees with fake job offers on LinkedIn

A cyber espionage operation used fake job offers, sent via LinkedIn messages, to target employees at aerospace and military companies in Europe and the Middle East late last year, researchers from ESET have reported. The highly targeted campaign — dubbed Operation In(ter)ception (an allusion to one malware sample’s file name) — took place from September…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Security News

Hacker-for-hire groups profit by commoditizing APT tactics

In the span of just over three months, researchers have exposed three mercenary, “hacker-for-hire” groups engaging in industrial espionage and stealing corporate secrets for profit. Despite using tactics, techniques and procedures that are more typical of a nation-state ATP group, these threat actors –  Dark Basin, DeathStalker and an unnamed third entity group detailed late last month by Bitdefender –…
Network Security, Research, Security News

CISOs value peer advice most when researching cyber solutions

A majority of surveyed CISOs said that when shopping for cybersecurity vendor solutions, they value input from their peers first and foremost – more than analyst reports, vendor content or any other source of information, according to a newly published research. A joint project of communications agency Merritt Group and technology and Tech Exec Networks…
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