Technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) soared by 57% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014 and IT security has played an important role in this trend, according to professional services firm Ernst & Young.
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The UPS Store said on Wednesday that computer systems at several of its franchised center locations had been infected with stealthy malware that went undetected by its anti-virus software and exposed customer payment data.
With a community of nearly 400,000 registered users, Snort remains a valuable tool for security organizations and has certainly flexed its muscles, but it may need some reinforcements to maintain its security longevity.
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”