The use of virtualized systems in a enterprise environments can provide many benefits, but these systems need some special attention paid to security, Symantec said in a new report examining threats to virtual environments.
Operation Epic Turla targeted intelligence agencies, government institutions, embassies, military groups, education institutions, and research and pharmaceutical companies in more than 45 countries, the security firm said on Thursday.
US Investigations Services (USIS), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor that conducts background checks for the agency, has been the target of a cyberattack that appears to have been launched by a state-sponsored entity.
Trying to defend against modern, advanced attacks with one-off point solutions is like playing a whack-a-mole game, always one step behind the attacker and trying to play catch up with the alerts as they’re received.
Whether you’re buying a smart refrigerator for your home or a printer for your company, your first step is deciding the risk involved and how to deploy the device in a secure manner while preserving the functionality you require.
Without the elements of prevention, detection, and protection all working together, threat actors will always have the advantage, and will find a way to carry out their illicit economic, political or social agendas.
Enemy infrastructure is and always has been an important military target. The difference is that with increasingly automated and connected infrastructure, the ability for an enemy to target these systems digitally has increased, putting these systems at greater risk.
A combination of new threat actors, new attack approaches, and new masking tactics demand that enterprises redefine malware, and make all necessary investments in people, technology and systems to stay one step ahead.
One of my concerns heading into these Olympic Games is that the public has become somewhat desensitized to cyber-attacks and we may not have the same level of vigilance against cyber threats as we should.