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Microsoft's first batch of patches for 2021 includes a fix for a critical Microsoft Defender vulnerability that's been actively exploited. [Read More]
The Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux hits GA milestone and now provides endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities to all users. [Read More]
The U.S. chipmaker is adding hardware to the arsenal of tools available to defend against destructive and costly ransomware attacks. [Read More]
CrowdStrike shares an analysis of Sunspot, a piece of malware that was used by hackers to insert the Sunburst backdoor into SolarWinds’ Orion product in the recent supply chain attack. [Read More]
Bitdefender has released a free decryptor for DarkSide, a piece of ransomware that allegedly helped cybercriminals make millions from targeted companies. [Read More]
Ongoing coverage of the SolarWinds Orion attacks and useful resources, including analysis and indicators of compromise (IOC). Check back often for updates. [Read More]
The FBI has issued an alert for Egregor ransomware attacks on businesses. The ransomware operators claim over 150 victims worldwide. [Read More]
Researchers spot malware authors using an open source Golang tool to act as a malware loader and avoid using easy-to-detect files on disk. [Read More]
The Silicon Valley company, which automates security across public and private cloud deployments, is now valued north of $1 billion. [Read More]
New ransomware using strong encryption scheme to prevent decryption of hijacked data. [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!