The percentage of companies reporting financially motivated cyber attacks has doubled over the past two years, with 50% of companies experiencing a cyber attack motivated by ransom in the past year, according to Radware. As the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has appreciated, ransom attacks provide an opportunity for hackers to cash out for…

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q3 2017. McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples – four new samples per second – featuring developments such as new fileless malware using malicious macros, a…

We’ve all heard the old classic, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” While we all enjoy a good song about a partridge in a pear tree, Trend Micro has updated this seasonal standby, counting down the top threats to be aware of heading into 2018, from least to most pressing. Let’s look at the vulnerabilities and potential…

2017 has been yet another year full of widespread, highly disruptive ransomware attacks, data-destroying malware outbreaks and other headline-grabbing security incidents. However, with more organizations increasing their level of security awareness, sharing threat intelligence, achieving regulatory compliance, and recruiting more women and new collar workers to launch cybersecurity careers, there is plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

At this point, the cloud is old news. This does not, however, diminish its continuing impact on individuals and businesses worldwide. As cloud-based services strive towards ubiquity, their impacts will likewise scale, as will their effects. In fact, 74 percent of CTOs today believe that cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their…

The U.S. government Wednesday introduced greater transparency into its Vulnerabilities Equities Policy (VEP) program. This is the process by which government agencies decide whether to disclose or stockpile the cyber vulnerabilities they discover. In a lengthy statement, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce explained why not all discoveries are disclosed. That will not change; but in introducing greater transparency into…

It’s been a particularly ghoulish year in cybersecurity, from Russian hacks to ransomware outbreaks. The bad boogey man in the black hoodie has been pulling one over the collective public. It’s dark and creepy, but users refuse to stop peeking behind the door. It’s enough to make even the most grizzled IT admin run for…