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Tanium Raises $100M With Endpoint Security Platform Set to Expand

Security firm raises new funds as it aims to give back to existing shareholders and grow technology base that can help defend against issues like WannaCry.

IT threat evolution Q1 2017

Wersquo;ve become accustomed to seeing a steady stream of security breaches month after month; and this quarter has been no exception, including attacks on Barts Health Trust, Sports Direct, Intercontinental Hotels Group and ABTA.

Don’t Forget Basic Security Measures, Experts Say

Some security leaders argue there is little point in worrying about emerging threats when businesses can't defend against today's attacks.

How Many People Does It Take to Defend a Network?

The question is hard to answer because there aren't enough cybersecurity pros to go around.

How to defend yourself against the WannaCrypt global ransomware attack

All the malware's attack vectors and infection spreads are not yet known, but we do know how to protect vulnerable systems.

How the U.S. Army Is Using OpenStack to Train Cyber-Warriors

At the OpenStack Summit, U.S.

Army officers explain how they moved to an open-source cloud system to train cyber-warriors to defend, attack and exploit.

Free search engine tool hunts down malware-infected computers

Internet search engine Shodan provides enterprise security teams a wealth of information about open ports on servers and other internet-connected devices. Now, as part of a partnership with threat intelligence company Recorded Future, security analysts and researchers can work with Shodan to uncover systems manipulated to control malware-infected devices.Shodan’s specialized crawler doesn’t gather information about websites, but rather details about the connected devices, including servers, routers, webcams, and other internet of things devices.

The new Malware Hunter crawler takes the scanning a step further and actively hunts for computers that are acting as remote access Trojan (RAT) command-and-control servers.

As such, it is a powerful tool for threat analysts, security operations center (SOC) teams, and dedicated security personnel within the enterprise trying to proactively identify and defend against certain types of malware families, said Levi Gundert, vice president of intelligence and strategy at Recorded Future.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ars Technica Live: Why it’s important to defend hackers, even the...

Lawyer Mark Jaffe has represented weev, Matthew Keys, and Deric Lostutter.

Hard Target: Fileless Malware

Researchers say fileless in-memory malware attacks have become a major nuisance to businesses and have become even harder to detect and defend.

Bay Area: Join us 4/19 to talk tech, the police, and...

Meet a Bay Area lawyer who represents accused criminal hackers, including weev.

Wassenaar Arrangement: When small words have the power to shatter security

Katie Moussouris explains why a battle over wording could break the Internet's ability to defend itself.

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware doesn’t sneak into your PC like ordinary malware.
It bursts in, points a gun at your data, and screams for cash—or else.

And if you don’t learn to defend yourself, it could happen again and again. Armed gangs of digital thieves roaming the information superhighway sounds like an overwrought action movie, but the numbers say it’s true: Ransomware attacks rose from 3.8 million in 2015 to 638 million in 2016, an increase of 167 times year over year, according to Sonicwall—even as the number of malware attacks declined. Why steal data when you can simply demand cash?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here