The challenges presented by the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution are not dissimilar to those that were posed by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon as it took hold. But what will it take for organisations to maximize returns from this technology, while mitigating risks?
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Good news: Exploits kits are in decline, thanks to concerted efforts to disrupt their efficacy. Unfortunately, criminals are diversifying their attacks, focusing more on social engineering - including tech-support scams - and malicious spam campaigns.
A new dump from WikiLeaks has revealed an apparent CIA project - code named "CherryBlossom" - that since 2007 has used customized, Linux-based firmware covertly installed on business and home routers to monitor internet traffic and exploit targets' devices.
Sixty-five percent of security leaders consider their organizations' security postures to be above average or superior. But only 29 percent are very confident in their security controls. Neustar's Tom Pageler analyzes results of Strategic Cybersecurity Investments Study.
Despite the efficiencies of cloud services, security remains a significant barrier of entry for many organizations. Mark Urban of Symantec offers advice to help security leaders navigate past cloud complexity and chaos.
Microsoft fears that nation-state actors may unleash viral code that could devastate users. On Tuesday, it released software fixes again for its older operating systems in hopes of averting a repeat of last month's infection of tens of thousands of computers with ransomware.
Two security firms have investigated what they describe as a malware platform for attacking the industrial control systems that run electricity plants. They warn that the platform was the likely culprit behind the December blackouts in Ukraine.
When an attack strikes, the first task on-hand for anyone working in cybersecurity is to stop the disruption; the second task is to ensure that critical data is protected. And for Fortune 500 companies and other leading U.S. businesses like Hearst Corp. - a media and business information conglomerate with ownership of...
Former FBI Director James Comey trickled out new details during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about what the FBI knew and when regarding Russia's alleged cyber intrusions. We've rounded up the details.
Russian anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab has filed two antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Europe, contending that the company has engineered Windows 10 to favor its preinstalled malware-fighting program, Windows Defender.
A discussion analyzing the difficulty of striking a balance between IT functionality and cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: Updates on sizing up weaknesses in biometrics and the potential to exploit LED lights to leak sensitive data from routers.
One of the most frustrating threat innovations of the last decade has been ransomware malware. Initially considered just a consumer threat, both government and commercial enterprise networks can now be listed among its victims.
In this Infographic, Forcepoint Security Labs examines the technical and business...
Every day, your employees - usually accidentally - create vulnerabilities that create opportunities for data breaches. You must balance risks with giving employees the access they need to succeed. While cloud apps and BYOD policies are known to increase user productivity & lower operating costs, they are also...