The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.
The latest ISMG Security Report kicks off with a bit of history: Comparing the similarities between remediating the year 2000 data problem, known as Y2K, that enterprises faced at the end of the 20th century with today's initiatives to drive IT security by modernizing information systems.
An evaluation of new U.S. government guidance to prevent the hacking of automotive computers and electronics leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, IBM takes responsibility for the impact of a DDoS attack and a preview of the ISMG Healthcare Security Summit.
Sean Feeney, CEO of DefenseStorm, got his education at West Point. How did his military training prepare him for leadership in technology and cybersecurity organizations? Feeney shares leadership insights in this Executive Sessions interview.
For more than a decade, Christy Wyatt was immersed in mobile security - most recently as CEO of Good Technology. Now she has re-emerged as CEO of Dtex Systems. What new challenges does this role pose to the veteran security and technology leader?
Evaluating ways to thwart massive distributed denial-of-service attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, explaining how "conspiracy theories" tied to an historic breach of Yahoo will have an impact on the internet company's future.
Experts evaluating the likelihood of a hack to alter votes in this year's American presidential election highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, U.S. federal regulators propose new cybersecurity rules for big banks.
When it comes to describing the top fraud threats to UK financial institutions, it's all about compromised identities and credentials, says John Marsden of Equifax. How can organisations prove their customers are who they say they are?
The latest ISMG Security Report analyzes new state bank cybersecurity regulation and getting small healthcare practitioners engaged in cyber threat information sharing. Also, why one nation claims it never experienced a cyberattack.
A "bottom-up" approach to IoT security is essential, starting with the hardware as the "root of trust" and then addressing the operating systems and applications, says Wind River's Thilak Ramanna, who calls for the development of standards to ensure security is baked into devices.
Although experts see widespread, practical applications of artificial intelligence as at least a decade off, it's something that's on the mind of President Obama. The commander in chief shares his thoughts on the intersection of artificial intelligence, medical viruses and cybersecurity.
A report on the verbal combat between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over whether the Russian government is using hacks to influence the U.S. presidential election leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, an update on Dropbox's new password protection strategy.
"How secure are we?" That's one of the most common questions asked by boards and senior managers. But security and technology leaders do not always have ready answers, says Jacob Olcott of BitSight Technologies. Are they even using the right security metrics?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with an analysis of the PCI Security Standards Council's new requirements that are designed to help thwart attempts to defeat encryption in point-of-sale devices.
To better mitigate the breach risks tied to the growing use of mobile devices, organizations need to adopt enterprise digital rights management as a way to improve data security, says Gartner's John Girard.