Europol Smacks Down World’s Largest DDoS-for-Hire Market
A multi-national investigation led by Europol has led to the arrest of the administrators of the DDoS-for-hire site, which sold the capability to knock websites offline and take down domains for as little as $18 per month.
A joint report between Surrey University and researchers at security vendor Bromium estimates that the proceeds of cyber crime make up to 8-10% of total illegal profits laundered globally, believed to be valued at up to $200 billion.
The value of the number one digital currency, bitcoin, has lately been on a punishing tailspin, falling by approximately 40 percent in 2018 and over 70 percent from the time when it was at the peak in December 2017.
Podcast Episode 88: Inside Russia’s DragonFly Group and How Cyber Crooks Launder Money
In this week’s Security Ledger Podcast (#88) we do a deep dive with researcher Vikram Thakur of the firm Symantec on “Dragonfly,” the Russian hacking group whose actions prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to issue a joint statement last week warning of intrusions into critical infrastructure in the US.
Your personal data may be on the dark web: What you need to know
Major data breaches at banks and sites like Yahoo – where about 3 billion accounts were compromised – mean that your personal data can travel to the dark web, networks of encrypted, often shadowy, websites that are not indexed by common search engines. In fact, the dark web is so different that you typically need special software to use it.
The global cyber war is heating up: Why businesses should be worried
From NotPetya’s global disruption to North Korea’s digital plundering of financial institutions, state-sponsored cyber attacks should be top of mind for business leaders. Here’s how to defend against them.
£12m pa – the hidden costs of maintaining endpoint security solutions
Enterprises across the globe are now investing heavily in licensing and deployment of endpoint security solutions to protect their IT systems but fail to spot hidden costs of human skills and effort required.
Despite an overall decrease in fraud and computer misuse in 2017, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports show that incidents involving computer misuse and malware against business are way up
Widespread usage of admin rights leaving organisations vulnerable to cyber attacks
Organisations are allowing too many employees to enjoy admin rights to promote efficiency and convenience, but are, in the process, making themselves vulnerable to insider threats, phishing attacks, and ransomware infections.
CISO Survey: End Users See Security as a Hurdle to Innovation
Traditional approaches to security are leading to frustrated users and strained relationships between workers and IT departments, according to the findings of a survey of chief information security officers (CISOs).
Juniper predicts data breaches will cost global business a total of $8 trillion in fines, lost business and remediation costs over the next five years. It’s not surprising that 60% of CIOs surveyed feel they are losing the battle against cybercrime.
Business suffers as over-zealous security tools block legitimate work
Most security teams utilise a ‘prohibition approach’ – i.e. restricting user access to websites and applications – a tactic which is hampering productivity and innovation while creating major frustration for users, according to research conducted by Vanson Bourne.
CISOs say end users are frustrated that security disrupts productivity
Bromium®, Inc., the pioneer and leader in virtualisation-based enterprise security, has announced the findings of an independent survey showing IT security is hindering productivity and innovation across enterprises.
Munich Insurance: 800 Endpoint systems using micro-VMs to protect APTs
Klassische Sicherheitsmaßnahmen wie Firewalls oder Antiviren-Lösungen sind heute Standard. Der bundesweit vertretene Allbranchenversicherer wollte aber noch einen Schritt weiter gehen und alle genutzten Endgeräte zusätzlich vor möglichen Angriffen wie Spear-Phishing schützen.
When I look at the current state of cybersecurity, it seems obvious that something is seriously broken. According to a recent Juniper Research report, global cybersecurity spend will reach nearly $135 billion in 2022, up from an estimated $93 billion this year.
Sicherheitssoftware-Anbieterin Bromium ist seit ihrem Markteintritt in Deutschland vor zwei Jahren zum ersten Mal auf der it-sa in Nürnberg vertreten. Bromium präsentiert ihre Lösungen als Mitaussteller am Stand von Computacenter.
Alpha Generation Distribution helps enterprise tackle malware threats with Bromium partnership
Proactive IT security distributor Alpha Generation Distribution has announced a UK partnership with virtualisation-based security specialist Bromium, giving resellers the opportunity to offer an innovative endpoint protection platform to the enterprise.
Rate of data compromise revealed: 121 records per sec; defenders lagging
More data records have been breached in the first six months of 2017 than the whole of 2016. The Gemalto Breach Level Index reports that this amounts to an astonishing 121 records lost or stolen every second of every day.
14 Percent of Office Workers Aren’t Sure What Phising Is
A recent Intermedia survey of more than 1,000 U.S. office workers found that 14 percent of respondents either don’t know what phishing is or aren’t confident in their ability to identify a phishing email, and 21 percent have fallen victim to a phishing attack.
Bromium introduces a portfolio of solutions at it-sa 2017
Sicherheitssoftware-Anbieter Bromium ist seit seinem Markteintritt in Deutschland vor zwei Jahren zum ersten Mal auf der it-sa in Nürnberg vertreten. Bromium präsentiert seine Lösungen als Mitaussteller am Stand von Computacenter.
Security education costs hit all-time-high yet attacks are getting more successful
New research, released by Bromium, Inc., has found that the cost of security education for large enterprises at an all-time-high of $290,033* per year per organisation, and that user education is rocketing up the CIO’s priority list.
This Week In Cybersecurity News: 10 Things To Know
The security industry moves fast, and this week was no exception. The past seven days saw the launches of multiple new security products, as well as new partnerships and acquisitions to position vendors into new markets.
Bromium, Inc. today released results of a survey of 175 security professionals conducted at this year’s InfoSecurity Europe, which found that IT security is often deprioritised when it interferes with employee productivity.
News is currently breaking about a new widespread ransomware attack, striking large multinational companies across Europe, with Ukraine’s government, banks, state power utility and Kiev’s airport and metro system particularly badly affected.
Artificial intelligence has become a key weapon in the fight against cyber crooks, rogue hackers, and aggressive nation states, but it’s not a magic fix. Experts weigh in on where AI makes sense in an enterprise security strategy, and what’s best left to human judgement.
The Billionaire GOP Patron Behind Trump’s Social Media Bot Army
A GOP donor who once had ties to IBM is the man behind the millions of Twitter bots President Trump counts on as followers who could be employed to target voters with misleading or fake news on social media.
GDPR: EU Goes Against The Global Grain To Protect Privacy
Could it be that the EU is about to save the internet? At a time when internet users worldwide are increasingly under surveillance by governments, service providers, advertising networks and social media websites, it seems that one of the internet’s greatest promises — open communication for all — has been lost.
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