A man from the state of Washington has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for his role in developing the Satori botnet, which was used to conduct several large-scale DDoS attacks. The Justice Department also unsealed indictments naming co-conspirators.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes whether IoT devices will outlive their security updates. Also featured: Why security spending needs to shift further upstream; could banks be custodians of identity?
A massive DDoS attack generating 809 million packets per second was recently directed against a large European bank, according to the security firm Akamai, which describes in a new report the unusual approach the attackers took.
It's a good time to be a CISO. You have the board's attention, and now you can use your position to ensure appropriate resources to tackle key challenges such as identity & access, cloud application security and third-party risk. Expel CISO Bruce Potter discusses how best to influence these decisions.
Greg van der Gaast, head of information security at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, has strong opinions on why some security investments aren't reaping maximum benefits. "We are addressing problems too far downstream," he says.
Enterprises need to move away from manual threat detection methods to leverage artificial intelligence, which can help boost defenses, says Dr. Jassim Haji, president of Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain Chapter.
Many ransomware gangs hell-bent on seeing a criminal payday have now added data exfiltration to their shakedown arsenal. Gangs' extortion play: Pay us, or we'll dump stolen data. One massive takeaway is that increasingly, ransomware outbreaks also are data breaches, thus triggering breach notification rules.
The recent leak of 269 GB of sensitive data from more than 200 police departments and the FBI could be a sign that law enforcement agencies are becoming a prime target for hackers, given recent civil unrest.
It's a new, dynamic workforce - and also a larger, more dynamic threat landscape. How have threats evolved, and how can enterprises better prioritize risks and response? Ran Shahor, CEO of HolistiCyber, shares strategies.
As a result of the rapid move to a remote workforce, now is a golden opportunity to refine cybersecurity approaches - especially for the cloud, says Christian Toon, CISO at the international law firm, Pinsent Masons.
If you've managed to equip your home with smart devices and appliances that work properly, you probably think you're all set. But there are no regulations around how long manufacturers must provide security updates, which could mean a smart device could become a risk.
Zoom will begin beta testing an end-to-end encryption feature in July that it plans to make available at no charge to all who use the paid or free version of its teleconference platform. It's also rolling out other new security features.