Dark Reading

IRS Reports Steep Decline in Tax-Related ID Theft

02/15/2018
Research group Javelin confirms that the numbers are trending in the right direction, with total fraud losses dropping more than 14% to $783 million.

North Korea-Linked Cyberattacks Spread Out of Control: Report

02/15/2018
New details on old cyberattacks originating from North Korea indicate several forms of malware unintentionally spread wider than authors intended.

Democracy & DevOps: What Is the Proper Role for Security?

02/15/2018
Security experts need a front-row seat in the application development process but not at the expense of the business.

Air Force Awards $12,500 for One Bug

02/15/2018
The highest single bounty of any federal bug bounty program yet is awarded through Hack the Air Force 2.0.

Oracle Buys Zenedge for Cloud Security

02/15/2018
Oracle announces its acquisition of Zenedge, which focuses on cloud-based network and infrastructure security.

From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security

02/15/2018
A solid approach to change management can help prevent problems downstream.

The Mirai Botnet Is Attacking Again...

02/15/2018
And the spinoff bots - and all their command and control hostnames buried in the morass of digital data - are hilarious.

Windows 10 Critical Vulnerability Reports Grew 64% in 2017

02/14/2018
The launch and growth of new operating systems is mirrored by an increase in reported vulnerabilities.

Filing Deadline for New Infosec Law Hits NY Finance Firms Thursday

02/14/2018
Banks and financial services companies in New York must file by tomorrow to certify they are compliant with the state Department of Financial Services' new cybersecurity regulation, 23 NYCRR 500.

Intel Expands Bug Bounty Program, Offers up to $250K

02/14/2018
Microprocessor giant adds vulnerability-finding category for Meltdown, Spectre-type flaws.

3 Tips to Keep Cybersecurity Front & Center

02/14/2018
In today's environment, a focus on cybersecurity isn't a luxury. It's a necessity, and making sure that focus is achieved starts with the company's culture.

Cybercrime Costs for Financial Sector up 40% Since 2014

02/14/2018
A 9.6% increase just in the past year, and denial-of-service attacks are partly to blame.

Encrypted Attacks Continue to Dog Perimeter Defenses

02/14/2018
Attacks using SSL to obfuscate malicious traffic finding fertile ground for growth.

Fileless Malware: Not Just a Threat, but a Super-Threat

02/14/2018
Exploits are getting more sophisticated by the day, and cybersecurity technology just isn't keeping up.

The GDPR Clock Is Running Out. Now What?

02/14/2018
Many organizations impacted by new European Union data privacy rules that go into effect May 25 are still blind to some of the basics.

AI and Machine Learning: Breaking Down Buzzwords

02/13/2018
Security experts explain two of today's trendiest technologies to explain what they mean and where you need them.

As Primaries Loom, Election Security Efforts Behind Schedule

02/13/2018
While federal agencies lag on vulnerability assessments and security clearance requests, the bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project releases three new resources to help state and local election agencies with cybersecurity, incident response.

Microsoft Fixes Two Security Flaws in Outlook

02/13/2018
February security patches include updates for 50 vulnerabilities, 14 of which are critical.

Lazarus Group Attacks Banks, Bitcoin Users in New Campaign

02/13/2018
A new Lazarus Group cyberattack campaign combines spear-phishing techniques with a cryptocurrency scanner designed to scan for Bitcoin wallets.

Can Android for Work Redefine Enterprise Mobile Security?

02/13/2018
Google's new mobility management framework makes great strides in addressing security and device management concerns while offering diverse deployment options. Here are the pros and cons.