Less Than Half Of Cyberattacks Detected By Anti-Virus

According to a recent SANS report, less than half of cyberattacks were detected via anti-virus. Commenting on the report, Andy Norton, director of threat intelligence for Lastline, said: Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline: “Endpoint security and anti-virus solutions, are like gun laws, they should change, but they won’t. There are simply too many conflicts […]

SANS Reporting Less Than Half Of Cyberattacks Detected By Antivirus Solutions

Wave of malware is hitting

Antivirus systems only detected endpoint compromise 47% of the time; other attacks were caught through automated SIEM alerts (32%) and endpoint detection and response platforms (26%) according to the SANS 2018 Survey on on Endpoint Protection and Response. Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Compliance at Plixer: “The recent SANs 2018 Survey on Endpoint Protection […]

Why Defending Insider Threats Takes More than Just Technology

Artificial

Insider threats can pose a serious risk to security. Yet out of approximately 250 professionals surveyed by Varonis1, as many as 24% have no breach detection capabilities and 40% are not able to detect when files containing sensitive data are created or accessed. Why are so many enterprises unprepared when they know their intellectual property […]

Programmability Delivers Greater Agility

How automation and orchestration optimise operations Programmability is critical in modern data centres and the cloud to support automation, orchestration, and standardisation. Security is the vital component that ensures applications and data are robustly protected to deliver value to business operations. Today, traditional network perimeters quickly dissolve when an organisation’s infrastructure begins to decentralise. Data […]

LabCorp Data Breach

Data Breach Responsibility

Pravin Kothari, CEO of cybersecurity solution provider CipherCloud, today commented on news that LabCorp is investigating a data breach on its computer network that potentially putting millions of people’s sensitive personal information at risk: Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud: “The LabCorp data breach is yet another heavy blow in the continued assault on healthcare. Consider that LabCorp […]

Russia Stop 25 Million Cyberattacks During World Cup

World Cup

Following the news around Russia announcing that it had stopped 25 million cyberattacks during the World Cup, Sean Sullivan, Security Advisor at F-Secure offers the following comment: Sean Sullivan, Security Advisor at F-Secure: “Clearly there weren’t 25 million “cyber-attacks”. (Which would be physically destructive if properly defined.) And what about DDoS attacks? Unlikely. What then? […]

Hackers Spoof UK Uni’s To Defraud Businesses Of Hundreds Of Thousands

Hostage by Hackers

Action Fraud UK has warned that both businesses and universities need to be on guard against a new scam, which has already resulted in firms being defrauded of £350,000. Hackers are registering spoof UK university domains to look like they belong to UK university email addresses. These domains are used to contact suppliers and order high […]

Verizon Data Leak Exposes 14 Million Customers After Security Lapse

Enterprise Applications

After Verizon’s data breach exposing  the personal data of 14 million customers, web security company High-Tech Bridge’s CEO, Ilia Kolochenko, has commented that identifying and preventing such risks can be easy if done proactively: Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: “This is a remarkable, albeit sad, example of shadow IT created by third-parties in the […]

Ukraine Blocks Major VPNFilter Attack Against Chemical Plant

The Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) said today it stopped a cyber-attack with the VPNFilter malware on a chlorine distillation plant in the village of Aulska, in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Commenting on the news are the following security professionals: Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire: Consumer routers show up in very unexpected places at times but […]

New Sextortion Scam Tricking Victims

A new scam is doing the rounds, where fraudsters are emailing people their own passwords in a bid to convince them they secretly filmed them watching porn on their computers. Figure 1 – Example Email  Action Fraud officials have said it is the first time they have ever seen a scam include the victim’s real […]