New ransomware circulating via BitTorrent is disguised as software that purports to allow Mac users to crack popular Adobe and Microsoft applications. Separately, new ransomware calling itself Trump Locker appears to be the previously spotted VenusLocker ransomware in disguise.
Researchers have demonstrated the first practical attack against the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. While security experts had already recommended dropping SHA-1, some browsers and other security tools still rely on it.
Emerging insider threats have quickly proven that the proverbial "walled garden" is not so walled after all, and without true end-to-end encryption, insiders and outsiders can compromise sensitive data, says Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker of Comodo Group.
Through a technique known as "retrospection," organizations can replay attacks, going back to scan their networks for malware identified after their networks were infected, says Ramon Peypoch of Protectwise.
Every year, information security professionals flock to San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference. From the debut of "Trumpcryption" to cybersecurity's "greatest hits" set to hip-hop violin, here are some of the 2017 event's highlights.
At the request of German authorities, British police have arrested a suspected hacker involved in last year's disruption of 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers' routers via Mirai malware, which targets default credentials on internet-connected devices.
For anyone who's worried about the rise of quantum computers and the risk that they could be used to crack modern, public-key crypto systems, leading cryptographers at the RSA Conference 2017 delivered a clear message: For now, do nothing.
As more IoT devices are compromised to wage large-scale attacks, related litigation and regulatory scrutiny will grow, which means device manufacturers - and users - could be held more accountable, says Richard Henderson, global security strategist at Absolute.
Organizations are increasingly turning to user behavioral analytics to help more quickly detect new attacks - emanating from inside or outside the enterprise - as well as mitigate those threats, says CA's Mark McGovern.
Because most malware is spread via phishing, experts at Webroot are focusing their attention on stopping phishing attacks before they have a chance to infect a system with malicious code, says David Dufour, the company's senior director of engineering and cybersecurity.
Threat intel feeds are one thing; actionable threat intelligence is quite another. Bryn Norton and Tom Major of Level 3 Communications discuss the unique value of the relevant data they analyze in-house and provide to clients.
An analysis of integrity - a core foundation of cybersecurity - in the era of fake news leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a new initiative aims to help ensure the security of medical devices and financial institutions in New York face new state cybersecurity regulations.
Attackers continue to target enterprise assets both from outside and - too often - inside the corporate perimeter. To help, more organizations are turning to software-defined secure networks, says Mihir Maniar of Juniper Networks.
By applying analytics to user behavior, organizations can better prioritize the actual risks facing their business, thus helping cut through the sheer volume of security alerts they face daily, says Doug Copley, deputy CISO of Forcepoint.
Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom plans to appeal a New Zealand High Court ruling that found him and three colleagues eligible for extradition to the U.S. The four men are charged with profiting by allowing the trade of copyright-protected content on their file-sharing platform.