Showing Blog Posts: 1–10 of 126 tagged Hackers and Threats

  • How to Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

    by Jennifer Lawinski on November 30, 2015

    Tis the season for online fraud. And this year's Cyber Monday is expected to give cybercriminals more potential victims than ever before. Adobe expects online shoppers will spend more than $3 billion online today, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. More than 270 million shoppers are expected to spend more than $83 billion throughout the holiday season, and more than half of those purchases…

  • Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining your SOC

    by Ben Rothke on November 30, 2015

    Large enterprises have numerous information security challenges. Aside from the external threats; there’s the onslaught of security data from disparate systems, platforms and applications. Getting a handle on the security output from numerous point solutions, generating millions of messages and alerts daily is not a trivial endeavor. As attacks becoming more frequent and sophisticated and with…

  • America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare

    by Ben Rothke on November 26, 2015

    Speak to a civil engineer, and it won’t take long until the conversation turns to the sorry state of America’s infrastructure. The civil engineer will let you know that far too many bridges, canals, roads and highways, dams, tunnels, and more are in dangerous condition due to neglected maintenance. Much of America’s infrastructure is highly vulnerable, given that it’s over 50 years old and long…

  • The Network Security Test Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide

    by Ben Rothke on November 4, 2015

    It wasn’t that long ago that building a full network security test lab was a highly expensive endeavor. In The Network Security Test Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide (Wiley 978-1118987056) author Michael Gregg has written a helpful hands-on guide to provide the reader with an economical method to do that. The book is a step-by-step guide on how to create a security network lab, and how to use some of the…

  • The Case for Researcher Self-Regulation

    by Wendy Nather on October 29, 2015

    We're all familiar with the attacker versus defender dynamic, and how it plays out culturally in the security industry -- just say the word "cyber" and see who winces, for example. But it all used to stay "in the family," where red and blue team activities were confined to security professionals, either within security vendor companies or within organizations that had their own security staff. …

  • Protecting your Family Against Threats Associated with the Internet of Toys

    by RSAC Contributor on October 26, 2015

    This post comes from Ed Skoudis, a member of the RSA Conference Advisory Board Remember the Island of Misfit Toys from the enduring holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Outcast toys just woefully waiting around for Santa to aid them, hoping to find a suitable home so that they could leave their tear-stained island. Well, those toys wouldn’t have the same problems today—they could be…

  • Network Attacks and Exploitation: A Framework

    by Ben Rothke on October 2, 2015

    The phrase think like a hacker is bandied about incessantly. For most people, they can’t think like a hacker any more than they could think like a podiatrist or a CPA. With that, in Network Attacks and Exploitation: A Framework, (Wiley 978-1118987124), author Matthew Monte has written a great guide that while it won’t help you think like a hacker; it will provide you with the knowledge of how to…

  • Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics: Law, Society, and Emerging AR Technologies

    by Ben Rothke on September 19, 2015

    The legal field is always catching up to advances in technology. Once of the many examples is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which only went into effect in 1998. About 7 years after the creation of the world wide web. In Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics: Law, Society, and Emerging AR Technologies, author and attorney Brian Wassom provides a forward thinking approach to how…

  • Criminals Use CEO Emails to Target Companies

    by RSAC Contributor on September 3, 2015

    That email from the CEO in your inbox may not be real. Stop and pick up the phone to make sure it's legitimate before you take action. The FBI said cybercriminals stole nearly $750 million from more than 7,000 companies in the United States between October 2013 and August 2015. When you include international victims, total losses from busness-to-email attacks exceed $1.2 billion. Attackers, …

  • Forget IoT. Your Antivirus is under Heavy Fire

    by RSAC Contributor on September 1, 2015

    This post comes from Bogdan Botezatu, a security researcher with BitDefender. While the general public awaits the IoT apocalypse, the rest of us know the real threat actually runs much deeper. Highly skilled and extremely well financed computer experts are targeting the apex link in the security ecosystem: the anti-malware vendor itself. Recent revelations have shown the National Security Agency…

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