Category: Spotlight on Security

Symantec Security Response: Android ransomware requires victim to speak unlock code

Symantec Security Response: Android ransomware requires victim to speak unlock code

Symantec Security Reponse has issued a warning against a new ransomware that is activated verbally, targeting Android phones. The ransomware – a variant of Android.Lockdroid.E – listens to the user and waits for an unlock code to be spoken, instead of the traditional method of typing it in. Once Android.Lockdroid.E infects a device it locks […]

The Pace of Trump’s Policy Agenda: Three Big ‘Ifs’

The Pace of Trump’s Policy Agenda: Three Big ‘Ifs’

By Libby Cantrill, PIMCO’s head of public policy and a regular contributor to the PIMCO Blog. It’s hard to believe that U.S. President Donald Trump has only been in office for a month, given the dizzying activity in Washington. Yet our observations from before the inauguration seem to be holding true, at least so far: Governing […]

Cybersecurity: Recommendations for President Trump, Implications for Israel

Cybersecurity: Recommendations for President Trump, Implications for Israel

By Col. (res.) Shai Shabtai EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Two reports on cybersecurity – one commissioned by President Obama and the other by CSIS – have been placed on the desk of President Trump. They are different in their approach: one promotes an evolutionary policy based on procedural and “soft” tools, and the other espouses an activist […]

HP reinvents security with global campaign starring Christian Slater

HP reinvents security with global campaign starring Christian Slater

The Wolf web series part of new “HP Secure” call to action HP has introduced the first of a series of global initiatives to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. It kicks off with award-winning actor Christian Slater and the premiere of the newly launched HP Studios’ web series, The Wolf, highlighting […]

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure to hack a voting machine live at RSA Conference 2017

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure to hack a voting machine live at RSA Conference 2017

McClure, Chief Security and Trust Officer Malcolm Harkins, Data Scientist Brian Wallace and Research Engineer Andy Wortman will present sessions Cylance, the company revolutionising cybersecurity with the practical application of artificial intelligence to prevent the most advanced cyber threats, has announced that Cylance executives and security experts will be presenting multiple sessions at RSA Conference […]

Menlo Security Uncovers New Spear Phishing Campaign Leveraging Multiple Scripts to Customize Attacks on US Enterprises

Menlo Security Uncovers New Spear Phishing Campaign Leveraging Multiple Scripts to Customize Attacks on US Enterprises

Menlo Security has announced that its cybersecurity researchers recently uncovered a sophisticated spear phishing attack at a well-known enterprise that went undetected by existing security solutions. A close examination of the recent spear phishing event by Menlo Security researchers revealed the following details: The attackers performed various checks on the password entered by the victim and their […]

INTERPOL World 2017 builds up momentum with strong support from  public and private sectors

INTERPOL World 2017 builds up momentum with strong support from public and private sectors

The second edition of INTERPOL World has garnered strong support from public and private sectors, both locally and on the international front. Owned by INTERPOL, the world’s largest police organization with 190 member countries, the event is supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the World Economic Forum and CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under […]

Nexusguard DDoS research shows hackers used blended cyberattacks on financial, government sectors

Nexusguard DDoS research shows hackers used blended cyberattacks on financial, government sectors

Cybersecurity analysts advise businesses take action to avoid overloading systems Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks increasingly formed blended attacks of four or more vulnerabilities over the course of the fourth quarter of 2016, with an intent to overload targeted monitoring, detection and logging systems, according to Nexusguard‘s “Q4 2016 Threat Report.” The hybrid attacks […]

Proofpoint releases fourth quarter summary report

Proofpoint releases fourth quarter summary report

Key takeaways: Q4’s largest malicious email campaign was 6.7 times larger than the Q3’s biggest. Both of these campaigns used zipped JavaScript attachments distributing Locky, representing the rapid increases in Locky campaign volumes, especially those using compressed files and attached scripts instead of macro-laden documents. Hundreds of thousands of mobile devices were potentially exposed to […]

SonicWall Annual Threat Report Highlights Advances Made by Both Security Professionals and Cyber Criminals

SonicWall Annual Threat Report Highlights Advances Made by Both Security Professionals and Cyber Criminals

The volume of unique malware samples declined to 60 million, a 6.25 percent decrease. Point-of-sale malware creation declined by 93 percent since 2014. Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security encrypted traffic increased by 38 percent year-over-year. Cyber criminals shifted their focus to new threats, including ransomware attacks which grew by 167x year-over-year. Internet of Things devices […]