Patrick Wardle admits he’s not an authority on ransomware, but the former National Security Agency computer expert is rarely fazed by even the most cunning computer attacks. So when he spotted a new variety of the dangerous program designed to encrypt victims’ files until they pay ransoms, he set out to build a better tool to thwart the rising […]

Mountain View security software firm Symantec will take on $2.8 billion in debt to buy Sunnyvale web-protection company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion, the companies announced Monday. “The combination of Symantec and Blue Coat potentially shifts the landscape of cybersecurity based on a consolidation of two of the largest standalone players in the space,” William […]

Cybersecurity and cyberwar are no longer mere buzzwords. The fear is real for many organizations, as hackers attempt to steal proprietary company and customer information in highly publicized data breaches. Companies as large as Target and Home Depot have been subject to hackers, with millions of accounts put at risk. Some people think it is […]

A panel of government and aviation-industry experts has reached a preliminary agreement on proposed cybersecurity standards for airliners, including the concept of cockpit alerts in the event that critical safety systems are hacked, according to people familiar with the matter. Some of the recommendations, these people said, incorporate work already under way to create an […]

Northrop Grumman and NEC have collaborated to deliver the Japan-Cyber Operations Research, Training and Experimentation (J-Cortex) system. The J-Cortex is a private, cloud-based cyber security range that quickly and effectively emulates customers’ environments for the purpose of testing and training. The collaboration between the US global aerospace and defence technology company and the Japanese information […]

TNN | Jun 13, 2016, 02.16 AM IST Highlights • Suckfly is an “advanced persistent threat” group which has stepped-up cyber espionage attempts against Indian security and commercial establishments • It has stolen certificated from South Korean software firms and is using these as a cover • India is yet to get a tri-Service Cyber […]

June 13, 2016 Cyber-security companies can cooperate to help facilitate and encourage standardisation of certifications and practices and even exercise their power at a global level to influence policy-making say Chris Southworth and Allen Dixon. Chris Southworth, director, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in the UK Cyber-crime is a truly global issue – having no […]