Events News, Articles and Updates

Former CISO: Knowledge of cyber should be requirement to join board of directors

A CISO carries many weighty responsibilities, but teaching cybersecurity to a company's board of directors in order to should not be one of them, according to Edward Amoroso, founder and CEO of cybersecurity advisory firm TAG Cyber LLC.

We're not suggesting you should hack cyberattackers back. But if we were...

The C&C infrastructures that cybercriminals rely on to compromise their victims can be just as vulnerable to exploits as the machines they infected in the first place, making them susceptible to possible retribution attacks.

Researcher: In two decades, adversaries at war could cause mass destruction via IoT attacks

Two decades from now, warring adversaries could conceivably attack each other by sabotaging a population's IoT consumer devices en masse, respected cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen predicted at Black Hat on Thursday.

Researchers deliberately get phished, learn that account exploitation often takes more than 24 hours

Researchers at Imperva recently set up fake online accounts and intentionally allowed themselves to be phished by scammers in order to observe how behavior cybercriminals act after they come into possession of a victim's credentials.

Shared Services Canada shielded government from WannaCry's wrath

Canadian federal agencies withstood the May WannaCry ransomware campaign, thanks in no small part to Shared Services Canada, the Canadian government's IT services provider, according to John Glowacki Jr., COO of SSC.

Senior U.S. cybersecurity specialists made average of roughly $118K in Q1, researcher notes

The average salary of U.S. senior cybersecurity specialists in Q1 of 2017 was $118,887, according to research from David Foote, cyber analyst at Foote Partners LLP, in a presentation Monday at RiskSec Toronto 2017.