Iran is tightening control of the Internet ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent street protests that social networkers inspired last time around over claims of fraud, users and experts say.
Researchers at ESET have discovered a targeted campaign in Pakistan, which is attempting to compromise sensitive information from various organizations. While limited, traces of the same attack have also been discovered in other parts of the globe.
Researchers at Zscaler have discovered a fake YouTube page that is hosting malicious Chrome extensions. Such pages, as seen in the past, prey on the uninformed users with poorly patched systems to spread malware.
Despite the billions of dollars spent annually by government and private industry to protect their networks and critical data assets, the large majority of breaches can be tied directly to human error and/or a breakdown in protocol.
In order to win the war with today’s cybercriminals that are using the same attack vectors on a massive scale, a real-time, automated information platform that pre-empts ongoing attacks is an imperative.
Trust comes at a price. However, while IT security professionals understand this, they often treat trust as an afterthought. As a result, companies suffer the consequences in unexpected recovery costs and failed business relationships.
Even the most security diligent organizations realize that breaches are no longer a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when.’ Preparing for a cyber attack must include containing the damage and more rapidly restoring systems to trusted states.
Today’s businesses must be able to rapidly adapt to changing market conditions – to support a new venture, merger/acquisition, etc. As business needs change, so too must the underlying security policies.
The “if it works don’t touch it” mentality continues to thwart many aspects of cyber security — including information sharing. It’s also why the trust required to implement a successful Information Sharing scheme is also unlikely to blossom overnight.