If leading intelligence agencies can seemingly hack a wide variety of IT gear, what hope is there for enterprise security? Experts describe how organizations should respond to the recent dump of attack tools from the Equation Group, which is widely believed to be tied to the NSA.
Ransomware gangs increasingly target organizations - including hospitals and banks - that might be able to recover from such attacks, but not in a timely manner, says Verizon's Mark Rasch. Learn how well-honed incident response plans can help.
Ashley Madison, the extramarital online hookup service breached by attackers in 2015, has agreed to bolster its information security and data retention practices after regulators in Australia and Canada ruled that the site violated local privacy laws.
Many organizations take months or years to discover they've been victimized by breaches because they lack experienced cybersecurity personnel, says employment researcher David Foote. The "maturing of the workforce" will take considerable time, he says in an interview.
In this video interview, Global Cyber Alliance CEO Phil Reitinger explains how the vastness and complexity of the internet creates cyber vulnerabilities, but one day those same characteristics, if used properly, could mitigate cyber threats.
The Equation Group tools released by the Shadow Brokers have revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency has been able to decrypt any traffic sent using a Cisco PIX device. While Cisco no longer supports the devices, more than 15,000 remain in use.
Eighty percent of the Android ecosystem - an estimated 1.4 billion devices - is vulnerable to an attack affecting TCP. While the flaw has been patched in Linux, Android remains vulnerable, although Google is aware of the issue.
Security spending - as a percentage of IT budgets - in recent years has been getting out of hand, says Chris Richter of Level 3 Communications, who offers suggestions for how to better keep costs under control.
USB devices and ports pose serious risks, and they aren't going away anytime soon. But researchers say they've developed a way to block malicious actions by USB devices to help prevent attacks such as "BadUSB."
Police have arrested an employee of U.K.-based accountancy and business software developer Sage Group after a data breach. Meanwhile, a report has emerged that some customers are using its software in an unsecured manner.
Cybercriminals wielding Locky crypto-locking ransomware are ramping up their assaults, especially in the healthcare sector, according to FireEye. Attackers are distributing less banking malware and more ransomware, researchers say.
The Equation Group leak revealed a zero-day flaw in Cisco's firewall software - a patch is being prepped - as well as a vulnerability in Fortinet's software that's since been patched. Has the U.S. government long known about the flaws?