Backed by its own logo, Badlock refers to a set of critical Samba vulnerabilities in Windows and most Unix/Linux operating systems, which attackers could exploit to launch man-in-the-middle attacks against corporate networks.
Ransomware is on the rise. As businesses brace for attack, we can't help but wonder: what would you do if your company were hit with ransomware? Unfortunately, if you haven't backed up your files, there's nothing much you can do-unless you pay the ransom. Of course, that puts a target on your back for future malware...
Security experts are once again warning all Flash users to either update or uninstall the browser plug-in software to protect themselves against active exploit kit attacks that are targeting a zero-day Flash flaw to install ransomware.
As the threat of malware infections, especially those involving ransomware, grows, organizations need to balance their perimeter-based security practices with an "intrusion tolerance" strategy that helps ensure a quick recovery, says medical device cybersecurity expert Kevin Fu.
A recent study reveals that India ranks third globally in financial Trojan infections, with more than 60,000 computers getting compromised in 2015 alone. Experts analyze why and recommend best practices to tackle them.
What steps can organizations take to help ensure they're not the next victim of a ransomware attack? Technology expert Craig Musgrave of The Doctors Company, which offers cyber insurance, identifies the top priorities.
As Medstar Health completes its recovery from a recent malware attack that led to a temporary shutdown of most of its systems, other U.S. hospitals continue to struggle with similar attacks, many of them involving ransomware. What risk mitigation steps are most essential?
This report from IBM Emergency Response Services discusses four key trends in cybersecurity based on field experience in responding to client security incidents.
In the following whitepaper, you will learn about:
Onion-layered security incidents on the rise
The year of ransomware
Malicious insiders on the...
Revelation of 321 attempts to place ransomware on federal government computers in the second half of last year raises a number of questions about the effectiveness of the Einstein intrusion detection and prevention system as well as how the government responds to such attacks.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance urging healthcare organizations and business associates to bolster their cyberattack defenses. The advice comes after a string of recent high-profile attacks on hospitals.
Despite all the funds you may have spent on state-of-the-art security software, the bad guys are just one gullible user click away from staging an all-out invasion. Find out what the true best practices are for security awareness training - those that establish a human firewall to effectively block hackers and...
The Indian restaurant rating website Burrp was one of the recent targets for ransomware. With such incidents predicted to see a surge, experts put forth strategies to defend against ransomware and share lessons on how to minimize risks.
David Finn, a former healthcare CIO, says he agreed to join a new Department of Health and Human Services cybersecurity task force because he supports its mission of involving representatives of all healthcare sectors in the effort to tackle challenges. In this interview, he outlines key security issues.
When an organization suffers a data breach, a number of challenges, impacts, and business decisions contribute to the total of all the associated costs. The scope extends beyond a fixed dollar-per-stolen-record calculation, as it invariably includes expenditures for new security measures, legal fees, third-party...
The recent surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals has at least one member of Congress contemplating whether HIPAA's breach notification requirements need to be clarified or updated to reflect the trend.