Organizations of all sizes should include both human firewalls and virtual tools in their cybersecurity budgets. The average cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million, according to IBM and Ponemon. Hackers are taking advantage of the many smart and Internet of Things devices in modern offices, which give them more attack vectors to
Pending approval of the settlement, affected account holders may be eligible for a payout or two years of free credit monitoring. Yahoo account holders who were among the 3 billion affected in a series of data breaches between 2013 and 2016 could qualify for a cash payout or two years of free credit monitoring. The
The cyber-espionage group, linked to Russia and blamed for hacking the Democratic National Committee in 2016, has been using covert communications and other techniques to escape detection for at least two years. Following its compromise of the network and servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016, the Russia-linked espionage group Cozy Bear, also
Here’s how federal CIOs can begin utilizing the security concept and avoid predictable obstacles. Now more than ever, the US government has focused on proactive cybersecurity measures. Under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020, the federal cybersecurity budget would increase to $17.4 billion, up from an estimated $16.6 billion this year. The
Researchers following the ransomware variant uncover new data on how much its affiliates earn and where they spend it. Ransomware generates massive profits for its operators. How much do they make, and how do their spend their illicit earnings? Newly published research on Sodinokibi ransomware sheds some light on this. The McAfee Advanced Threat Research
Criminals are becoming more sophisticated and targeted in going after enterprise organizations, a new Q2/Q3 report finds. There’s little sign that cybercriminals are about to let up on ransomware attacks anytime soon. If anything, they appear to be honing their tactics for even more dangerous and disruptive attacks on enterprise organizations over the short term.
Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices. For several years now, security experts have been trying to bring attention to the growing threat that insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices pose to networks around the world. The enormous growth in popular connected devices like webcams, DVRs,
Beijing likely saved a lot of time and billions of dollars by copying components for its C919 plane from others, a new report from CrowdStrike says. When China’s domestically built C919 airplane becomes commercially available sometime in the next few years, many of the components in the plane will be based on designs and intellectual
A company’s security battle is not between that company and a specific fraudster; rather, it’s between the company and connected cybercriminal ecosystem. It’s been about two months since one of the biggest data breaches in history was announced: A hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customers’ accounts and credit card applications.