Threats

WannaCry Gives Consumers a First Look into Ransomware

Although ransomware has been around for two years, it took the fast-moving and expansive WannaCry to provide a majority of consumers their first glimpse, according to a study released today.

You Have One Year to Make GDPR Your Biggest Security Victory...

The EU's new razor-toothed data privacy law could either rip you apart or help you create the best security program you've ever had. Here's how.

Medical Devices Fall Short in Security Best Practices

More than half of medical device makers and healthcare delivery organizations anticipate an attack on their medical devices within the next 12 months, but only a smattering take significant steps to prevent it, according to a survey released today.

Ransomware: Carding’s Replacement for the Criminal Masses

Ransomware is not only here to stay, it's going to proliferate by orders of magnitude and cause substantial risk to businesses for the foreseeable future.

82% of Databases Left Unencrypted in Public Cloud

Personal health information and other sensitive data is left exposed as businesses overlook encryption and network security.

Split Tunnel SMTP Exploit Bypasses Email Security Gateways

Attackers can inject malicious payloads directly to email server via email encryption appliances, Securolytics says.

WannaCry: The North Korea Debate

Researchers split over whether an infamous North Korean hacking group, an affiliate, or another attacker altogether, is behind the epic ransomware worm.

Unsanctioned Computer Support Costs Companies $88K per Year

A new survey of security professionals says that 83% of respondents help colleagues in other departments fix their privately-owned computers on company time.

Data Security & Privacy: The Risks of Not Playing by the...

Achieving compliance is a complex and challenging process.

But with the right systems and policies, you can stay ahead of the next data breach - and the regulators.

DDoS Attacks Fell 23% in First Quarter, Grew in Size

Although the number of DDoS attacks dropped in the first three months of the year, the average size of each attack grew, according to a Verisign report released Tuesday.

Target Reaches Breach Settlement: $18.5 Million Fine, Security Controls

Target to cough up $18.5 million to 47 states in a settlement following its 2013 security breach, which exposed data of millions of customers.

4 Reasons the Vulnerability Disclosure Process Stalls

The relationship between manufacturers and researchers is often strained. Here's why, along with some resources to help.