Category: News

The battle to secure the digital environment

There’s no escaping it: costs to recover from a cyber incident continue to mount, projected to reach $8 Trillion by 2022 according to Juniper Research. Enterprises can’t keep pace with the increasing sophistication and cadence of internet-attacks, which are orchestrated …

GDPR: What US Healthcare Entities Need to Know

Under what circumstances must a U.S. healthcare provider comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning in May? In an in-depth interview, regulatory attorney Stephen Wu explains the conditions under which compliance is required. …

Cyber criminals exploit Oracle WebLogic flaw

Researchers are urging companies to apply a security update to patch a flaw in Oracle’s WebLogic Server component that is being exploited to mine cryptocurrency. A cyber criminal campaign is deploying Monero cryptocurrencyminers on hundreds of victims’ machines by exploiting a flaw …

Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called “Internet of Things” devices such as security …

6 resolutions for a secure new year

It’s that time of year again.  As 2017 comes rapidly to an end, businesses should be considering potential resolutions for improving their security practices in the coming year.  Here are six action items that have the potential to substantially increase …

Cybersecurity market slowdown? Not anytime soon

A recent story in CSO highlights the disparity between “information security” (a.k.a. IT security) and “cybersecurity” — namely total spending and market growth. Gartner, the leading IT analyst firm, puts the global “information security” market at $86.4 billion in 2017 …

A few cybersecurity predictions for 2018

Over the past few weeks, dozens of people have reached out to me with their cybersecurity predictions for 2018. Some prophecies are fairly obvious (ransomware will continue in 2018), while at the other extreme, some people are pushing doomsday forecasts …

3 options for securing BYOD data

In today’s mobile, cloud-first world, organizations are allowing unprecedented levels of work to be completed from outside of the office. Employees and employers both benefit from the flexibility and efficiency that arises when workers can perform their duties from coffee …

Iranian hackers step to the forefront

Move over, Russia and China. Iran is making a bid for the United States’ chief cybersecurity rival. “For the first time in my career, I’m not convinced we’re responding more to Russia or China,” FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said in …