July 2017

Destructive ransomware, alternative crypto-currencies and increased use of deception tactics are among the threats driving the lucrative cybercriminal marketplace, the security branch of professional services company Accenture said in a recent report. “The first six months of 2017 have seen an evolution of ransomware producing more viral variants unleashed by potential state-sponsored actors and cybercriminals,” […]

Government-sponsored hackers were seen as the biggest threat to cyber security among executives in charge of technology, information, and security at drug and medical device makers, according to the 2017 Cyber Healthcare Life Sciences Survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG. Nation states topped the list of threats from 53 percent of respondents, followed […]

In January, we took a look at some of the cyber security trends we thought would dominate the upcoming year. And guess what? They’re happening. Attacks within the Internet of Things (IoT), ransomware threatening businesses across sectors, and Hollywood popularizing hacking culture are emerging trends in the first six months of 2017. A familiar cyberattack […]

To keep their cyberteams fit and ready to defend against a cyberattack at any time, large banks have begun using “cyber ranges” — virtual environments where real cyberattacks are launched on replicas of their actual IT systems. “Special forces in the military train with live bullets shooting around them, so when and if they’re in […]

Cybersecurity firms are paid to protect their clients from hackers. But what happens when they’re the target? U.S. cybersecurity firm Mandiant confirmed Monday that one of its analyst’s social media accounts had been compromised in an attack. It was not immediately clear if internal networks belonging to Mandiant or its parent company FireEye (FEYE) had […]

Michael Daniel has a unique perspective on today’s chaotic world of cybersecurity. Fresh off a four-year stint as President Obama’s top cyber advisor, Daniel is now president of the Cyber Threat Alliance, a nonprofit team of cybersecurity companies building a platform for sharing information about common threats. MIT Technology Review caught up with Daniel at […]

Government-sponsored hackers were seen as the biggest threat to cyber security among executives in charge of technology, information, and security at drug and medical device makers, according to the 2017 Cyber Healthcare Life Sciences Survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG. Nation states topped the list of threats from 53 percent of respondents, followed […]

Government-sponsored hackers were seen as the biggest threat to cyber security among executives in charge of technology, information, and security at drug and medical device makers, according to the 2017 Cyber Healthcare Life Sciences Survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG. Nation states topped the list of threats from 53 percent of respondents, followed […]

LAS VEGAS — One of the nation’s largest cybersecurity conferences is inviting attendees to get hands-on experience hacking a slew of voting machines, demonstrating to researchers how easy the process can be. “It took me only a few minutes to see how to hack it,” said security consultant Thomas Richards, glancing at a Premier Election […]

Germany warns of nation-state cyberespionage threat Domestic intelligence and security service report says Russia, China and Iran are targeting German companies and interests Print Print Pro … read more at: http://www.techcentral.ie/germany-warns-nation-state-cyberespionage-threat/