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  • Ransomware Goes Corporate in 2016

    by RSAC Contributor on March 15, 2016

    This post comes from Liviu Arsene, security analyst at Bitdefender. The ransomware threat is growing. More than 13.1 million U.S. users—4.1 percent of the total population—have encountered ransomware, and half of them paid the ransom to recover their personal data. Another 40 percent would actually consider paying, according to a recent study we commissioned. In our security predictions for 2016, …

  • How a Security CEO Fell Prey to Scammers (Almost)

    by David Needle on March 3, 2016

    Having a security breach is one of every company’s worst nightmares. But the bad guys don’t just try to compromise your computer systems, they also use social manipulation and phony email addresses and domains to try and steal information and funds from right out from under your nose. That’s exactly what happened two years ago to Tom Kemp, CEO of cloud security firm Centrify. And the problem has…

  • Experts Debate the ‘Threat’ of Autonomous Cars and Smart Robots

    by David Needle on March 1, 2016

    With the recent news that a Google self-driving car hit a bus because it's human assumed (incorrectly) that the bus would slow down for it, an RSA panel entitled Robot Cars, Risk and Ethics: Lessons for Artificial Intelligence was particularly timely. “The poster boy for artificial intelligence is learning to drive a car, but I want to emphasize that A.I. has a large role in cyber security,” said…

  • Phantom Takes Top Honors at RSAC 2016 Innovation Sandbox Competition

    by Tony Kontzer on February 29, 2016

    If there was any doubt remaining that these are good times for the information security industry, it was erased during the opening day of the RSA Conference, as hundreds of attendees queued up to hear about the hottest startups during the annual Innovation Sandbox competition. It was a much more tightly-packed room than previous years, for numerous reasons. Some people were there looking for…

  • Cybercrime and Threats Are Growing in 2016

    by RSAC Contributor on January 21, 2016

    This post in our VC-series comes from Alberto Yépez and Don Dixon, managing directors of Trident Capital Cybersecurity. It’s a new year, and we are poised again for another round of malicious, often successful cyberattacks, many of which will draw upon ever more sophisticated technology. And some of which will be surprisingly deceptive. Take, for example, so-called “onion-layered” security…

  • Encryption Rules Only Apply to Those Who Follow Them

    by Tony Bradley on January 18, 2016

    The world can be a dangerous place, and nations around the world must be vigilant to identify and prevent attacks from would-be terrorists. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, Calif., there has been increased debate over the need for intelligence agencies to have some sort of back-door access to enable monitoring of encrypted data and communications. It’s an…

  • Weekend Reading: Microsoft Silverlight and the Internet of Things

    by Jennifer Lawinski on January 15, 2016

    We know your work days are so busy that many of the week's best infosec stories often get lost in the shuffle. That's where Weekend Reading comes in. We bring you the best news and analysis from the cybersecurity world, chosen by the field's best writers and editors. This week we take a look at Microsoft Silverlight, the Internet of Things and whether security metrics are actually doing you any…

  • Year in Review: Your Favorite Stories of 2015

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 30, 2015

    The end of the year is always a time for reflection, and as we start thinking about our New Year's Resolutions, it can be helpful to take a look at what we learned the year before--or at least in what we liked reading. Last year you were interested in a wide variety of topics including books on cybersecurity, methods of attack and learning more about the RSA Conference. What were your favorite…

  • Vulnerabilities for OS X and iOS Take the Spotlight in 2015

    by RSAC Contributor on December 29, 2015

    This post comes from Liviu Arsene, security analyst at Bitdefender. The common belief that Apple’s OS X and iOS are not as prone to vulnerabilities and attacks as other popular operating systems has been put to the test in 2015. As OS X and iOS adoption increases in the enterprise segment—partly due to a new generation of “millennial” managers—attackers will likely target the two platforms more. …

  • Security in 2016: The RSAC Advisory Board's Industry Predictions

    by Jennifer Lawinski on December 21, 2015

    The security landscape is constantly evolving, and while it's hard to predict the future, the experts of the RSAC Advisory Board have rubbed their crystal balls and offer some insight into where they see the industry moving next year. What can we expect to see in 2016? Healthcare data will be more valuable to hackers, although experts disagree on how high-profile hacks will be next year. …

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