The year is ending with a cybersecurity bang - not whimper - due to the widespread prevalence of the Apache Log4j vulnerability. Researchers warn that at least 40% of corporate networks have been targeted by attackers seeking to exploit the flaw. More than 250 vendors have already issued security advisories.
Hellman Worldwide Logistics, one of the world's biggest logistics and shipping firms, is warning that its operations remain disrupted following an online attack of unspecified nature. The attack comes amid a busy season for e-commerce and shipping, with supply lines already stretched thin, experts say.
In ransomware attacks, cybercriminals attack through the backups because they know that security practitioners rely on backups to save themselves after a ransomware attack. Therefore, it is essential to have multiple backups, says Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMware.
Criminal hackers don't break for lunches, weekends or holidays. Of course, that's just one of many challenges facing information security teams, as they attempt to maximize visibility and minimize complexity while protecting their business around the clock, says Peter Van Lierde, the CISO of energy firm Sibelga.
Threat modeling can help give organizations the extra insights needed to secure their on-premises and cloud environments at a time when attackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to gain entry to networks and maintain persistence. Experts offer tips on making the right moves.
While security operations is a high priority, many organizations continue to struggle to keep up with the scale and scope of the tasks at hand. This is because security operations are often hamstrung by organizations’ reliance on an overabundance of point tools and manual processes, as well as a shortage of advanced...
Tom Kellermann calls it a new "Twilight Zone" - an era in which cybersecurity adversaries can unleash destructive attacks that manipulate time, data, audio and video. The cybersecurity strategist shares insights and analysis from his latest Global Incident Response Threat Report.
The Israeli government paid a visit on Wednesday to NSO Group, the company whose spyware is alleged to have been covertly installed on the mobile devices of journalists and activists. The visit comes as Israel faces growing pressure to see if NSO Group's spyware, called Pegasus, has been misused.
Dan Kaminsky, a renowned security researcher, died last week at age 42. He gained cybersecurity fame in 2008 after discovering and helping to coordinate a patch for a massive security flaw in the internet's Domain Name System.
The lack of automation and actionable threat intelligence may be preventing enterprises from developing the fully functional Cyber Fusion Centers they envision. Anomali's Mark Alba shares ideas on how to change that.
To help prevent and defend against emerging cyberthreats, CISOs must develop a multi-line defense strategy and invest in threat-hunting capabilities and orchestration, a panel of cybersecurity experts advises.
Threat intelligence can be a useful addition to your security toolkit. It
can provide your analysts with information and context they would
not have otherwise. There are many factors to consider, including
where to obtain the intelligence, how to collect it, how to integrate it,
and how much to...
To enhance organizations' security postures in the year ahead, CISOs must strengthen authentication processes, increase the use of network segmentation tools and deploy effective threat intelligence capabilities, two CISOs recommend.