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Security researchers with BlackBerry and Intezer have analyzed new highly-evasive Linux malware that parasitically infects all running processes on a target machine. [Read More]
Qbot, AsyncRAT and other malware are being delivered via the Follina vulnerability, which remains without an official patch. [Read More]
Tech giant IBM plans to acquire early-stage attack surface management startup Randori in a deal that signals a major expansion of Big Blue’s cybersecurity ambitions. [Read More]
Ten Eleven Ventures has joined a growing list of cybersecurity-focused venture capital firms raising new funds to invest in startups solving information security problems. [Read More]
Sequoia is leading a massive $50 million early-stage investment in Chainguard, a startup created by a team of ex-Google software engineers to "make software supply chain secure by default." [Read More]
Cybercriminals operating the Clipminer botnet have made at least $1.7 million in illicit gains to date, according to estimates from Symantec researchers. [Read More]
Devo Technology, a late-stage startup building technology for data logging and security analytics, has closed a new $100 million funding round that pushes its valuation in the $2 billion range. [Read More]
ReliaQuest shells out $160 million to add threat intelligence capabilities to its flagship GreyMatter platform. [Read More]
Law enforcement in 11 countries took down the FluBot mobile malware that was spreading aggressively through SMS. [Read More]
Chinese and other threat actors are exploiting the Windows zero-day vulnerability identified as Follina and CVE-2022-30190. [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!