Two dozen federal agencies continue to experience security weaknesses in five critical areas, putting government systems and data at risk, according to a new watchdog agency report. But which agency spends the most on IT security?
Freedom of Information requests sent to 430 U.K. local government councils by Barracuda Networks found that at least 27 percent of councils have suffered ransomware outbreaks. Thankfully, almost none have paid ransoms, and good backup practices appear widespread.
Medical transcription software vendor Nuance is the latest company to acknowledge that it's still struggling to recover from the recent global NotPetya ransomware attacks and will see a dip in its financial performance as a result.
British Airways grounded all flights at London's two biggest airports starting Saturday, leading to multiple days of disruptions. The airline has blamed a power surge for its IT failures, but experts have questioned the airline's resiliency and disaster recovery planning and testing.
Criminals have long aimed to separate people from their possessions. So for anyone who follows ransomware, the WannaCry outbreak won't come as a shock. Nor will longstanding advice for surviving ransomware shakedowns: Prepare, or prepare to pay.
Cyber criminals attack any organization, regardless of size. While enterprises typically rebound from the customer confidence problems and other issues that come after a data breach, some small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) never recover. Within 24 months of a major data loss, 72% of businesses are forced to shut...
Another day, another data breach in the news. Ransomware at a hospital, the latest IRS breach, a phishing scam at Snapchat . . . you tune out the details. For every breach that makes headlines, dozens of other organizations have had data stolen or corrupted by hackers...or even their own users. Cyberthreats become...
Businesses around the world are seeing an increase in malware attacks, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt. These attacks can result in weeks of downtime, and some of the most damaging data breaches originated with malware, including the Target breach in 2014.
A robust malware defense could...
Too many businesses assume that the internet will be around forever, but that's faulty thinking and an impractical business practice, says Information Security Forum's Steve Durbin, a featured speaker at Information Security Media Group's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Atlanta this month.
Cloud services firm Coupa is one of the latest business email compromise victims, after a fraudster pretending to be its CEO faked out the HR department and stole all of its 2016 employees' W-2 forms. Security experts say rigorous training remains the only viable defense.
As challenging as ransomware has proven to be against so many organizations across regions and sectors, certain characteristics actually can help defenders gain an edge at detecting malware. Lastline's Engin Kirda explains how.
"Ransomware is a threat that needs to be taken seriously," says Kirda, cofounder and chief...
For any of the tens of thousands of organization that may be smarting from this week's Amazon Web Services and Simple Storage Solution (S3) outage, take the following advice to heart: "You must kill your darlings."
Behavioral biometrics has been getting a lot of attention recently due to its ability to uniquely address the challenges posed by social engineering, account takeovers and malware. It is already considered the third most popular biometric technology (after finger and face) and tied with iris.
Nonetheless, as an...