A discussion on how the understanding of epidemiology, immunology and genetic research processes can help developers create methods to secure information systems leads the latest episode of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: insights on strengthening ATM defenses.
A large malware campaign first discovered in Poland may have affected financial institutions in 31 countries. Technical clues point toward the Lazarus group, believed to be linked to North Korea, which used the Sundown exploit kit, researchers say. But attributing cyberattacks is tricky.
The website of Saudi-based National Technology Group, an IT services organization, was spoofed by an advanced persistent threat group known as "NewsBeef'" that attempts to steal credentials and gain access to critical corporate information, according to a report by CERT of Saudi Arabia obtained by ISMG.
At this year's RSA Conference, we have about 35 videos on the docket. And truly we're talking about the A-Z of information security thought leaders, from CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch to ZixCorp CEO David Wagner, with a stop in the middle to discuss homeland security with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
New Zealand's privacy commissioner is recommending new civil penalties against companies of up to NZ$1 million (US$718,000) for a "serious" data breach in light of sterner penalties adopted by Australia and the European Union.
In this edition of the ISMG Security Report: An evaluation of the challenges law enforcement faces in using lawful hacking and metadata as an alternative way to collect evidence when cracking an encrypted device is not an option. Also, a look at Trump's revised cybersecurity executive order.
A heavily revised draft of President Donald Trump's executive order on cybersecurity lays out initiatives to build upon the Obama administration's IT security programs rather than to radically change them. It's not yet clear when the president will sign the order, or whether it will be changed yet again.
Dozens of banks, governments and telecommunications companies have been struck by fileless malware, which resides in memory and leaves few traces for investigators, according to Kaspersky Lab. The use of open-source tools and utilities makes the attacks difficult to detect.
Harold Thomas Martin III, a former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor, has been indicted on 20 counts of stealing classified documents from a range of U.S. intelligence agencies. He faces up to 200 years in prison.
Just like epidemiologists studying disease outbreaks, cybersecurity professionals can benefit from identifying and mitigating certain behaviors, says Dr. Elizabeth Lawler, an epidemiologist who is CEO of Conjur, a data security firm.
The House has passed a privacy bill that would strengthen the legal protection afforded to emails older than 180 days. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it died last year after some senators tacked on controversial, privacy-eroding amendments.
We know why phishing works; we know how it works. And yet the schemes still succeed, and they're only getting more effective. How can we stop phishing? Jim Hansen of PhishMe has some ideas, and they just might surprise you.
The proposed creation of a CERT dedicated to serving India's financial sector is good news. But working out a realistic framework for its activities and defining its role in ensuring stronger security for the sector will prove challenging.