Mass targeted attacks often need a big event as the pivot to grab the prospective victims' attention. Using the example such of a phishing campaign, Symantec's Narang shares insight on how low awareness impacts the region.
A Hollywood hospital acknowledges paying ransom to unlock data seized by attackers. But while experts generally caution against paying extortionists, some organizations do indeed fold under the pressure to get their critical data back quickly.
Three banks and a pharmaceutical company in India are reported to have been hacked by attackers who compromised IT administrators' computers using Lechiffre ransomware, demanding payment in bitcoins. How should CISOs defend against extortion?
Malaysia expects to witness increased incidents of commercial fraud, ransomware and online scams in 2016. Cybersecurity head Amiruddin Abdul Wahab drives the agenda for securing cyberspace and discusses measures to tackle threats.
In a security landscape where the frenetic pace of technology has changed paradigms in ways organizations are struggling to cope with, Blue Coat's Hugh Thompson advises adopting a 'Degrees of Freedom' approach.