Simply throwing more staff at the patching problem won’t cut it, a study suggests.
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An unusual ransomware request has been uncovered by researchers.
WeLiveSecurity sat down with Tony Anscombe, Global Security Evangelist and Industry Ambassador for ESET, to talk about RSA 2018, his talk at the conference, and what to expect.
The Lazarus Group gained notoriety especially after cyber-sabotage against Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. Fast forward to late 2017 and the group continues to deploy its malicious tools, including disk-wiping malware known as KillDisk, to attack a number of targets.
WeLiveSecurity sat down with David Harley to get a better understanding of Critical Infrastructure and the role he has played in the area throughout his career.
Tracing the evolution and subsequent revolution of ransomware
This document, which is described by its authors as a “real white paper on cyber-defense”, is divided into three parts, followed by approximately 20 priority recommendations summarizing the central elements of the document.
Ransomware in 2017 saw users and businesses across the globe trying to cope with campaigns such as Petya and WannaCryptor. Not to be outdone, Android ransomware had a year full of innovative infiltration and rougher extortion as highlighted by the latest ESET research whitepaper.
These developments show that security technology is now keeping up, or outpacing other technological and regulatory developments. Thus, while users’ wants often continue to trump their appreciation of risk, the industry has responded and in many cases gotten ahead of popular demand.
The latest survey marks a shift from optimism regarding technological risks in the previous years. The heightened levels of worry come on the back of an escalation in cybersecurity threats, which, as noted by the WEF, are growing in prevalence and in disruptive potential alike.
Courtesy of its highly customizable nature – along with its ability to persist in the system and to provide valuable information for fine-tuning the highly configurable payloads – the malware can be adapted for attacks against any environment, making it extremely dangerous.
Ransomware and data breaches remain major thorns in the sides of users and organizations across the world, often piercing their defenses without too much effort.
Armed with the cultural theory described in part one as a possible explanation for why some people do not heed expert advice, we fielded a survey that queried US adults about their attitudes to 15 different technology hazards, including six that were cyber-related.
A breakdown of the ‘spending pie’ shows that the ‘security services’ segment is projected to make up nearly 60% of the total IT security budgets, followed by the ‘infrastructure protection’ segment on a little over 18%.
The health service is now on the lookout for a partner to help run the project, having invited interested parties to tender for a contract that is set to run for three to five years. The new center is set to be based in the English city of Leeds.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom has issued a stark reminder and straight-to-the-point warning for all employees who might be tempted to snoop on others’ personal data.
Commentary on government struggles to protect internet security while stockpiling cyber vulnerabilities in order to launch attacks and gain intelligence.
Cyber vulnerability hoarding? The US government publishes its Vulnerabilities Equities Policy (VEP) and describes the process by which cyber flaws found by agencies such as the NSA are handled.
The biggest news in malware so far this year has been WannaCryptor a.k.a. WannaCry, and one reason that particular ransomware spread so fast was because it used a “top secret” exploit developed by the NSA, an agency known to have dabbled in UEFI compromise.
When thinking about security we generally take risk into account. It is well known that risk is a composition of likelihood and potential impact.