Modern enterprises are in the midst of a digital revolution, adapting to the demands of Business 2.0. They are looking to embrace new business opportunities, expand into new markets, and propose new product offerings, as well as be more agile in responding to existing demands. This transformation relies on digital...
The malicious use of encryption is growing at an alarming rate according to NSS Labs' BaitNET test infrastructure. Why? Encrypted web communication routinely bypasses enterprise security controls. Left unscanned, these channels are perfect vehicles for hiding infection, command & control and data exfiltration....
It difficult to decide whether to replace or to augment existing endpoint protection (EPP) because it is difficult to assess advanced endpoint protection (AEP) products as measuring some of their features can be complicated.
AEP products are promising a new standard in endpoint security, but when should...
Office of Personnel Management Chief Information Officer David DeVries says negative aspects of a Government Accountability Office report on steps OPM is taking to secure its IT paint an incomplete and not fully accurate picture of the agency's cybersecurity posture.
A proposed Senate bill aims to bolster the cybersecurity of medical devices, including creating a report card that provides transparency about a device's "cyber capabilities" and results from cyber risk assessments and testing. Does bill overlap with work already underway?
Britain's home secretary claims that "real people" don't really want unbreakable, end-to-end encryption - they just like cool features. Accordingly, she asks, why can't we just compromise and add backdoors, thus breaking crypto for everyone?
Ricoh's Australia office has notified banks, government agencies, universities and many large businesses about a curious data breach that, in some cases, exposed login credentials for its multifunction devices.
Demands by politicians that people must be willing to surrender their privacy rights to help security services battle cybercrime are shorthand for governments having significantly underinvested in the required resources, says information security expert Brian Honan.
A discussion on the latest happenings in the darknet marketplace leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, getting to the bottom of Russia's Democratic Party hack could be the ultimate goal of a lawsuit filed against the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
As the global threat landscape shifts, so does Kaspersky Lab. Whereas Kaspersky Lab traditionally has been known for its cutting-edge research on threat trends and malware evolution, now the focus is expanding to encompass the new types and vectors of fraud impacting enterprises, says Emma Mohan-Satta, a Fraud...
The latest ISMG Security Report leads off with a look at the growing industry of mobile spyware designed exclusively for governments, but often misused to track citizens and activists. Also, Australia's push to get allies to adopt tools to counter encryption.
Worried about the use of encryption by terrorists, Australia plans to lobby its key signal intelligence partners at a meeting in Canada for the creation of new legal powers that would allow access to scrambled communications. But Australia says it doesn't want backdoors. So what does it want?
The European Parliament and European Commission are pushing for mandatory end-to-end encrypted communications, and banning backdoors, as part of the EU's rebooted e-privacy regulation. But the move runs counter to anti-crypto rhetoric being spouted by government ministers in Britain and France.
Victims of Jaff and EncrypTile ransomware can take advantage of two new free tools from security firms that exploit weaknesses in the malware crypto to forcibly crack encrypted files on demand - no potential ransom-payment required.