A look at a Russian-speaking hacker offering novice cybercriminals a cheap way to conduct ransomware attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, hear U.S. Homeland Secretary John Kelly address the cybersecurity challenges the federal government confronts.
The ransomware epidemic can be compared to the earlier heyday of viruses, albeit it is costing enterprises and individuals serious money. Charanjit Sodhi of Nomura Services takes a deep dive into the tactics used today and how enterprises can effectively counter them.
To shift from reactive to active defense mode, organizations need to get better at both threat-hunting and incident response. Tim Bandos of Digital Guardian discusses the tools and skills that are needed.
Biometric adoption and demand by consumers is increasing rapidly. Next-gen solutions now exist for organizations to bring secure, frictionless authentication to their consumers using biometric solutions. Michael Lynch of InAuth shares insights.
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.
The security landscape has shifted significantly for financial services organizations. And now they must use digital transformation as the impetus to evolve their cybersecurity strategies, says Bruce Roton of Level 3.
As effective as ransomware has proven to be in attacks against so many organizations across regions and sectors, certain characteristics actually can help defenders gain an edge in detecting malware. Lastline's Engin Kirda explains how.
A look at the return of the Crypt0L0cker ransomware leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, assuring the security of medical devices; and U.S. federal prosecutors drop charges against a child porn suspect rather than reveal the hacking technique used to ensnare him.
To meet the increasing customer demands for effective solutions, security vendors must ensure their products work together well, says Dr. Mike Lloyd of RedSeal. This is particularly essential to achieving "digital resilience," the ability to promptly detect and respond to network intrusions, he says.
With Verizon's data breach investigations team finding that 90 percent of breaches trace to a phishing or other social engineering attack, lead investigator Chris Novak says that using multifactor authentication should be a no-brainer for all organizations.
Paid breach notification site LeakedSource has disappeared. Given the site's business model - selling access to stolen credentials to any potential buyer - breach notification expert Troy Hunt says the site's demise is no surprise.
Attackers are increasingly targeting mobile channels, driving banks to seek better ways of verifying the authenticity and integrity of not just users, but also mobile devices and transactions, says John Gunn of cybersecurity technology firm Vasco Data Security.
Emerging insider threats have quickly proven that the proverbial "walled garden" is not so walled after all, and without true end-to-end encryption, insiders and outsiders can compromise sensitive data, says Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker of Comodo Group.
Through a technique known as "retrospection," organizations can replay attacks, going back to scan their networks for malware identified after their networks were infected, says Ramon Peypoch of Protectwise.