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Kaspersky Lab Open-Sources its Threat-Hunting Tool

03/28/2018
'KLara' was built to speed up and automate the process of identifying malware samples.

Getting Ahead of Internet of Things Security in the Enterprise

03/28/2018
In anticipation of an IoT-centric future, CISOs must be rigorous in shoring up defenses that provide real-time insights across all network access points.

UVA Defeats UMBC, in Stunning Upset

03/27/2018
In first trip to Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, University of Virginia's Cyber Defense Team defeats reigning national champs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Report Shows Ransomware is the New Normal

03/27/2018
A new report on malware says that the majority of companies globally have been victims of ransomware in the last 12 months.

Attackers Shift From Adobe Flaws to Microsoft Products

03/27/2018
Seven of the Top 10 most commonly exploited vulnerabilities in 2017 were Microsoft-related - not Adobe Flash as in years past, Recorded Future found.

780 Days in the Life of a Computer Worm

03/27/2018
This is a story of a worm, from the time it was coded and deployed onto the Internet. It is narrated by the worm in the first person.

Grossman, 'RSnake' Launch Website Asset Inventory Startup

03/27/2018
Bit Discovery gets $2.7 million in seed-round funding; Alex Stamos, Jeff Moss among the investors.

Bad Bots Increasingly Hide Out in Cloud Data Centers

03/27/2018
Humans accounted for nearly 58% of website traffic in 2017 -- the rest were bad and good bots.

Privacy: Do We Need a National Data Breach Disclosure Law?

03/27/2018
Some say we need a more consistent approach, while others worry a national law might supersede and water down some state laws already on the books.

New Ransomware Attacks Endpoint Defenses

03/26/2018
AVCrypt tries to disable anti-malware software before it can be detected and removed.

Leader of Cybercrime APT Behind $1.2 Billion in Bank Heists Arrested

03/26/2018
The Carbanak group has caused more financial losses to financial institutions than any other cybercrime group since it surfaced in 2013.

Facebook Adds Machine Learning to Fraud Fight

03/26/2018
Machine learning tools will assist trained human reviewers who Facebook says block millions of fake accounts at the time of registration every day,

8 Security Spring Cleaning Tips for the Home Office

03/26/2018
Use these ideas to sharpen up your home office machine against potential intruders.

The Overlooked Problem of 'N-Day' Vulnerabilities

03/26/2018
N-days -- or known vulnerabilities -- are a goldmine for attackers of industrial control systems. It's time for a new defense strategy.

AMD Will Release Fixes for New Processor Flaws in a Few Weeks

03/23/2018
Security firm that disclosed flaws accuses chipmaker of downplaying flaws; says timeline is overly optimistic.

City of Atlanta Hit with Ransomware Attack

03/23/2018
FBI investigating computer outages in the city's network possibly tied to Samsam-type ransomware variant.

Winners and Losers in Password 'Bracketology'

03/23/2018
A recent study shows that there's a clear winner in the 'most used sports mascot' password competition.

DoJ Indicts 9 Iranians for Hacking into Hundreds of Universities, FERC, Dept. of Labor, Others

03/23/2018
Suspects were operating on behalf of Iranian government and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, US officials said.

Looking Back to Look Ahead: Cyber Threat Trends to Watch

03/23/2018
Data from the fourth quarter of last year shows the state of application exploits, malicious software, and botnets.

Looking Back and Thinking Ahead on Cyberwar, Nation-State Attacks

03/23/2018
In the domain of cyber warfare, the effective strategies for fighting yesterday's cyberattacks will not work against tomorrow's, experts said.