Staff members are on the frontline when it comes to cyberattacks against their employers. They’re increasingly seen by hackers as a weak link in the cybersecurity chain. That’s why most threats today come via email, aimed squarely at tricking the recipient into downloading malware, divulging log-ins or making wire transfers to the attacker. We predict cumulative losses…

New Mexico man pleads guilty to directing cyberattacks against his prior employers, business competitors, and law enforcement agencies. John Kelsey Gammell has pleaded guilty to engaging in, and directing, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites of former employers, business competitors, and public services including law enforcement and courts, the US Department of Justice reported this…

Mr. Robot has won the hearts and captured the minds of a lot of people around the globe by showing a captivating view of the information security world — and how vulnerable we all are to cyberattacks. When you see how main character Elliot and the hacker group fsociety hack whole corporations, never mind just…

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a binding operational directive on Wednesday ordering government departments and agencies to stop using products from Kaspersky Lab due to concerns regarding the company’s ties to Russian intelligence. The DHS told agencies that they have 30 days to identify the use or presence of products supplied directly…

The rapid fire spread of the WannaCry ransomware, which infected thousands of organizations globally, is one of the most significant cyberattacks in recent digital history. The impact was particularly damaging to the healthcare sector, with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) being one of the first and most adversely affected victims, causing numerous patient services…

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live and work forever. It makes us more productive, healthier and happier, and it enables businesses to work smarter, more efficiently and with greater agility. There’s just one problem: from a security perspective IoT devices are fundamentally flawed. And the bad guys are getting pretty…