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Italy has created a national cybersecurity agency following warnings by Prime Minister Mario Draghi that Europe needed to protect itself from Russian "interference." [Read More]
CrowdStrike warns that SonicWall patches released in 2019 do not properly address a vulnerability in the company’s Secure Remote Access (SRA) devices. [Read More]
Patch Tuesday takes on extra urgency this month with the news that at least six previously undocumented vulnerabilities are being actively exploited in the wild. [Read More]
Adobe's June batch of security patches address a swathe of potentially dangerous vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Adobe Photoshop, and the ever-present Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application. [Read More]
Palo Alto researchers document a new malware that leverages Windows container escape techniques and can achieve code execution on the node and spread to entire Kubernetes clusters. [Read More]
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Sunday called for more public-private cooperation on cyber defenses and said U.S. adversaries already are capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the U.S. power grid. [Read More]
Attributed to the state-sponsored threat actor tracked as APT28/Fancy Bear, the implant lacks sophistication but is fully functional. [Read More]
Two members of the notorious Carbanak cybercrime syndicate were sentenced to 8 years in prison, Kazakhstani authorities announced this week. [Read More]
Cisco issues fixes for a wide range of gaping security holes, including three high-risk vulnerabilities in the widely deployed Webex product line. [Read More]
Researchers have discovered a new cyber espionage weapon they believe was developed and is used by a China-based APT group they have named SharpPanda. [Read More]

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
While global corporations have been targeted by Iran-linked threat actors, the escalating tensions in recent weeks will inevitably bring more repercussions as tools and tactics change with new strategic goals.
Justin Fier's picture
Against the ongoing backdrop of cyber conflict between nation states and escalating warnings from the Department of Homeland Security, critical infrastructure is becoming a central target for threat actors.
Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
Oliver Rochford's picture
The lifting of certain sanctions may provide an alternative incentive to limit certain types of cyberwar activity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
It’s critical to recognize that there will always be virtual ways in which terrorists and other criminals can create threats that no border process or physical security program can stop.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins the podcast to discuss the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.
James McFarlin's picture
If there were any lingering doubts that cybersecurity is a geopolitical issue with global implications, such opinions were cast on the rocks by discussions this past week at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.