While nobody has a crystal ball for what’s coming this year, I think we can all agree tough security lessons were learned in 2017. From Yahoo indicating that every one of its 3 Billion email accounts (that’s a B) was exposed in a breach to some pretty serious hacking tools believed to have been developed…

WannaMine, a Monero-mining worm discovered last October, is increasingly wreaking havoc on corporate computers. Either by slowing down computers or by crashing systems and applications, the crypto mining worm is, according to CrowdStrike researchers, seriously affecting business operations and rendering some companies unable to operate for days and even weeks.

The past 12 months have seen a number of unprecedented cyber-attacks in terms of their global scale, impact and rate of spread. Already causing widespread public concern, these attacks only represent a small sample of the wide array of cyber threats we now face. Europol’s Executive Director Rob Wainwright: “The global impact of huge cyber…

One of the fundamental problems with cybersecurity is that organizations often do not realize when they are compromised. Traditional incident response methods are typically reactive, forcing security teams to wait for a visible sign of an attack. The problem is that many attacks today are stealthy, targeted and data-focused. Just stop for a moment to…

While the WannaCry ransomware and Petya – a wiper disguised as ransomware – are two of the most recent headline-grabbers in the security world,  the truth is that we’ve been seeing this type of attack become more common over the past few years. Because data is the new oil in the digital economy, ransomware attacks…

A recent survey discovered that the vast majority of organizations in the United States weren’t prepared for the WannaCry ransomware attack, but just one in ten ended up being infected by the malware. WannaCry stormed the world in mid-May by leveraging a previously patched exploit called EternalBlue, which hacker group Shadow Brokers allegedly stole from the NSA-linked Equation…

Lloyd’s of London estimates multi-billion-dollar loss figures in worst-case scenarios of a major zero-day exploit or massive cloud outage. WannaCry spread like wildfire in a matter of days reaching 150 countries and creating an anticipated $4 billion in losses, but if attackers were to launch a global, system-wide attack that hit a multitude of cloud-based companies,…

When it comes to securing the enterprise, the attackers have the advantage. Defenders are required to protect against every conceivable threat while the attacker needs only a single attack vector to penetrate a network. The universe of potential intrusion vectors is vast: faulty authentication mechanisms, gaps in the perimeter network, legacy applications, and, of course,…