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In this Q&A from the SecurityWeek CISO Forum, venture capital investors discuss the state of cybersecurity investments, business strategies in a confusing economic climate, predictions on hot and not-so-hot product categories, and what happens with all those cybersecurity unicorns. [Read More]
Part of the Cicada group, Witchetty has been observed progressively updating its toolset in recent attacks against Middle Eastern and African targets. [Read More]
Researchers report seeing new Microsoft Exchange zero-day being exploited in the wild, but it may just be a variation of the old ProxyShell exploit. [Read More]
Microsoft intercepts a Lazarus sub-group rigging popular open source software utilities to plant dangerous malware implants. [Read More]
The funding frenzy in the software supply chain space now includes Ox Security, an Israeli startup that just raised a whopping $34 million in seed funding. [Read More]
Hackers, possibly Chinese cyberspies, have been using a new technique to install persistent backdoors in VMware ESXi hypervisors, giving them significant capabilities while making detection more difficult. [Read More]
Black Lotus Labs security researchers have observed Chaos, the successor of the Kaiji DDoS botnet, targeting devices within enterprise environments. [Read More]
SentinelLabs researchers are kick-starting a crowdsourced effort to understand a new mysterious APT hitting hitting telcos, ISPs and universities in the Middle East and Africa. [Read More]
Security researchers are warning of a new information stealer named Erbium being distributed as Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS). [Read More]
The Ukrainian government is proactively warning that Russia is planning “massive cyberattacks” against critical infrastructure targets in the energy sector. [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!