New Threat May Slip through the KRACK in BYOD Policies

blog / Okt 17, 2017

by Lori MacVittie

Combatting this vulnerability might mean you have to force updates on employees’ personal devices or deny them access altogether.

How to Be a More Effective CISO by Aligning Your Security to the Business

blog / Okt 17, 2017

by Ray Pompon

Security must align to the business needs, not the other way around. Begin with investigation and understanding to be most effective.

Joining Forces with Criminals, Deviants, and Spies to Defend Privacy

blog / Okt 12, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Jennifer Chermoshnyuk, Matt Beland

Organizations need to provide clear and specific guidance to employees who travel across national borders when it comes to giving up passwords and surrendering devices.

Academic Research: Web Application Attacks

article / Okt 10, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Andrew Cox, Daniel Freese, Matthew Martin, Daniel Massie

Personally identifiable information and user credentials are the primary nuggets attackers are after when they exploit known vulnerabilities in web applications.

The Good News about Breaches

blog / Okt 04, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Lori MacVittie

Security breaches in the news serve as a good reminder to check and make sure you have a solid application protection strategy in place, starting with never trusting user input.

Proposed Legislation Calls for Cleaning Up the IoT Security Mess

blog / Okt 03, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Ray Pompon, David Holmes

Legislation is a good first step toward persuading IoT manufacturers (who want to stay in business) to do the right thing when it comes to the security of their devices.

Phishing for Information, Part 5: How Attackers Pull It All Together, and How You Can Fight Back

blog / Sep 28, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 10, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Stop feeding attackers every piece of the puzzle they need to pull off their scams.

Five Reasons CISOs Should Keep an Open Mind about Cryptocurrencies

blog / Sep 26, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Ray Pompon, Justin Shattuck

Far from a dying breed, cryptocurrencies are not only evolving but being accepted in countless new markets. CISOs need to know the ins and outs, pros and cons.

Profile of a Hacker: The Real Sabu, Part 2 of 2

blog / Sep 21, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by David Holmes

New information sheds light on Sabu’s activities following the revelation of his identity.

CISOs: Striving Toward Proactive Security Strategies

report / Sep 19, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Mike Convertino

As enterprises more closely align their security and IT operations, they still struggle to shift their security programs from reactive to proactive.

TrickBot Rapidly Expands its Targets in August, Shifting Focus to US Banks and Credit Card Companies

article / Sep 14, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Sara Boddy, Jesse Smith, Doron Voolf

TrickBot kicked into high gear coming into August with the most targeted URLs since its launch. It released a new worm module, shifted its focus towards the US, and soared past the one thousand target URL mark in a single configuration.

Five Reasons the CISO is a Cryptocurrency Skeptic—Starting with Bitcoin

blog / Sep 13, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 12, 2017)

by David Holmes

There’s a lot of hype surrounding cryptocurrencies, but what’s good for currency traders may not be great for security-minded professionals.

Phishing for Information, Part 4: Beware of Data Leaking Out of Your Equipment

blog / Sep 07, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 10, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Organizations often overlook the many ways in which their own systems put useful information right into the hands of attackers building cyber scams.

WireX Android DDoS Malware Adds UDP Flood

blog / Sep 01, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 04, 2017)

by Julia Karpin, Liron Segal, Maxim Zavodchik

As quickly as attackers commandeer IoT devices to build more “thingbots,” they continue to evolve their attack types and functionality.

Six Steps to Finding Honey in the OWASP

blog / Aug 31, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

According to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, “Web applications remain the proverbial punching bag of the Internet.” Things haven’t improved much since then. What is it about web applications that makes them so...

URL Obfuscation—Still a Phisher's Phriend

blog / Aug 29, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 28, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Cyber crooks use several common URL disguising techniques to trick users into thinking their sham sites are legitimate.

Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling—Executive Threat Modeling Part 3

blog / Aug 23, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 10, 2017)

by Ravila White

How InfoSec leaders can build successful threat models by defining the threat landscape and its component resources, then asking simple, situational questions.

Phishing for Information, Part 3: How Attackers Gather Data About Your Organization

blog / Aug 22, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 28, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

The Internet is full of information about your company that’s easily accessible to anyone and particularly useful to attackers.

"Cry 'Havoc' and Let Loose the Thingbots of War!"

blog / Aug 17, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 21, 2017)

by Lori MacVittie

Gray hats might have good intentions launching their “vigilante” botnets, but are they really helping us win the war against Death Star-sized thingbots?

Where Do Vulnerabilities Come From?

blog / Aug 15, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 26, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Vulnerabilities are an emergent property of modern software’s complexity, requested features, and the way data inputs are handled.

The Hunt for IoT: The Rise of Thingbots

report / Aug 09, 2017 (MODIFIED: Okt 17, 2017)

by Sara Boddy, Justin Shattuck

With “thingbots” now launching Death Star-sized DDoS attacks, hosting banking trojans, and causing physical destruction, all signs are pointing to them becoming the attacker infrastructure of the future.

Can Engineers Build Networks Too Complicated for Humans to Operate?
Part I: Scope of the Problem

blog / Aug 03, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 25, 2017)

by Mike Simon

This series explores how InfoSec practitioners can use math, technology, and critical thinking to mitigate risk in a world where networks and data have surpassed the scope of human comprehension.

RSA in a “Pre-Post-Quantum” Computing World

blog / Aug 01, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 07, 2017)

by David Holmes

Quantum computing is coming. What should your strategy be today to deal with what’s on the horizon?

TrickBot Focuses on Wealth Management Services from its Dyre Core

article / Jul 27, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 01, 2017)

by Sara Boddy, Jesse Smith, Doron Voolf

As TrickBot evolves, we examine version 24, which heavily targets Nordic financial institutions, and we take a close look at the Dyre–TrickBot connection.

What Are You Doing to Protect Critical Infrastructure?

blog / Jul 25, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 13, 2017)

by Mike Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

Protecting our critical infrastructure is everyone’s responsibility, and there are many ways we can all do our part.

Phishing for Information, Part 2: How Attackers Collect Data About Your Employees

blog / Jul 20, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 01, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

The personal and job-related information that employees often innocently post on various websites makes it easy for phishers to pull off their scams.

How to Avoid the Six Most Common Audit Failures

blog / Jul 18, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 01, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

A veteran auditor told us how organizations fail audits. Here are six detailed strategies to help you achieve success.

How Quantum Computing Will Change Browser Encryption

report / Jul 13, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sep 01, 2017)

by David Holmes

Safeguarding TLS against attack in the quantum computing age will require changes to today’s TLS key exchange algorithms.

Who Should the CISO Report To?

blog / Jul 11, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 24, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Savvy organizations that understand the gravity of cyber security are giving CISOs a voice at the executive table.

Phishing for Information, Part 1: How Phishers Bait Their Hooks with Information You Volunteer

blog / Jul 06, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 17, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

In this five-part blog series, we look at how cyber scammers vacuum up information across the Internet to build profiles for phishing and other kinds of social engineering attacks.

The Six Most Common Audit Failures

blog / Jun 29, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 15, 2017)

by Kyle Robinson, Senior Manager at Grant Thornton

A veteran auditor walks through where he’s seen organizations fail during audit.

NSA, CIA Leaks Provide a Roadmap to Stealthier, Faster, More Powerful Malware Like SambaCry and NotPetya

blog / Jun 27, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 09, 2017)

by Mike Convertino

Recent NSA and CIA leaks exposed advanced new techniques for building automated malware factories that churn out threats like SambaCry and Petya/NotPetya, which deploy over untraceable networks.

Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling—The Master Model Part 2

blog / Jun 22, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 03, 2017)

by Ravila White

Understanding the customer segment of your organization is critical to developing a strategy that ensures regulatory compliance.

Russian Hackers, Face to Face

blog / Jun 21, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 01, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

An undercover interview of two infamous Russian hackers speak volumes about skills, passion, and motivation of some of the world’s most dangerous cybercriminals.

TrickBot Expands Global Targets Beyond Banks and Payment Processors to CRMs

blog / Jun 15, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 01, 2017)

by Sara Boddy, Jesse Smith, Doron Voolf

TrickBot shows no signs of slowing down as new targets are added and command and control servers hide within web hosting providers’ networks.

Yak Shaving: CISOs Aren’t Immune

blog / Jun 14, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jul 25, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Sometimes, CISOs spin their wheels doing useless security activity that only looks productive from the outside.

10 Ways Organizations Can Get Ready for Breach Disclosure

blog / Jun 08, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jul 20, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Facing data breach disclosure requirements across the globe, organizations need to be prepare in advance to respond well.

Default Passwords Are Not the Biggest Part of the IoT Botnet Problem

blog / Jun 06, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jul 20, 2017)

by Lori MacVittie

Providers and manufacturers could go a long way toward reducing the very real threat of IoT.

The CISO: A Field Guide

blog / Jun 01, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jul 18, 2017)

by Bill Hughes

Learn to recognize different types of CISOs so you can ensure you’re hiring the right one.

Fight Credential Stuffing by Taking a New Approach to Authorization

blog / Mai 31, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jul 06, 2017)

by Michael Koyfman

How a token-based authorization model can help organizations dramatically reduce credential stuffing attacks.

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