The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attack on aluminum giant, Norsk Hydro. Plus, confessions of a former LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist, and the growing problem of cyber extortion.
Enterprises are getting wiser to understanding the insider threat. But mitigating it? That remains a challenge - especially at a large scale. Mohan Koo of Dtex Systems talks about how to blend human and data analytics to address the challenge.
Criminals continue to target organizations and individuals with extortion schemes, such as by infecting targets with Ryuk and GandCrab ransomware, say Raj Samani, chief scientist of McAfee, and John Fokker, McAfee's head of cyber investigations.
Script-based payment card malware continues its successful run, impacting a range of e-commerce sites, security researchers warn. With fraudsters continuing to refine their tactics, countering card-sniffing scripts continues to be difficult.
Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by LockerGoga ransomware, which was apparently distributed to endpoints by hackers using the company's own Active Directory services against it. To help safeguard others, security experts have called on Hydro to release precise details of how it was hit.
As CSO of CDK Global LLC, Craig Goodwin has been part of the rollout of a new API platform that he believes will revolutionize automotive purchasing. Goodwin offers his perspective on security's role in application DevOps.
Mirai, the powerful malware that unleashed unprecedented distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has never gone away. And now a new version has been equipped with fresh exploits that suggest its operators want to harness the network bandwidth offered by big businesses.
Here's free software built by the National Security Agency called Ghidra that reverse-engineers binary application files - all you have to do is install it on your system. So went the pitch from the NSA's Rob Joyce at this year's "Get Your Free NSA Reverse Engineering Tool" presentation at RSA Conference 2019.
F5 Networks is a vendor of application security solutions, but its DevSecOps professionals also have the need for actionable threat intelligence, says Preston Hogue, who discusses the advent of new solutions.
Organizations may have great cybersecurity intentions, but translating those desires into a robust security reality is often challenging, says Ratinder Ahuja, CEO of ShieldX Networks. That's why he advocates automation to ensure intention equals reality.
Machine learning systems adapt their behavior on the basis of a feedback loop, so they can overlearn and develop blind spots, which if not understood by practitioners can lead to dangerous situations, says Sam Curry of Cybereason.