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RegScale scores $20 million in early-stage capital from SYN Ventures, SineWave Ventures, VIPC’s Virginia Venture Partners and SecureOctane. [Read More]
The cryptocurrency division of Robinhood has been slapped with a $30 million penalty for "significant violations" of New York state's cybersecurity and money laundering regulations. [Read More]
VMware patches dangerous security flaw that allows malicious actor with network access to the UI to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate. [Read More]
LockBit ransomware operators or affiliates are leveraging Windows Defender to decrypt and load Cobalt Strike payloads. [Read More]
Cybersleuths at Microsoft discover a link between the recent ‘Raspberry Robin’ USB-based worm attacks and the notorious EvilCorp ransomware operation. [Read More]
To circumvent Microsoft’s recent macro-blocking feature, threat actors are now embedding their macro-enabled documents in ISO, RAR, and similar file types. [Read More]
Over the past year, North Korea-linked threat actor Kimsuky has been observed using a browser extension to steal content from victims’ webmail accounts. [Read More]
In testimony before the the US House Intelligence Committee, security pros at Google and Citizen Lab make fresh calls for a wholesale clampdown on problematic commercial spyware vendors. [Read More]
The House has passed two cybersecurity bills: the Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Act and the RANSOMWARE Act. [Read More]
Microsoft warns organizations of an uptick in malicious IIS extensions deployed as covert backdoors on Exchange servers. [Read More]

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
Marc Solomon's picture
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.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!