It happens in every company. Employees find a cool new online service that makes them more productive. They create free or low-cost accounts on devices they use for work, and get all their friends and colleagues to join up. The new cloud service is great. The interface is a joy to use, it comes with […]
The emergence of the DDoS-as-a-service industry has lowered the costs for attacks to $25 or less, allowing criminals with no technical expertise to reach profit margins of up to 95 percent, according to a report released last week. And the prices of the attacks are likely to drop even further, as more insecure connected devices
Earlier this week, Danish-speaking users were hit by malware spread through Dropbox, but the company responded quickly to shut down the attack.
According to a research report by AppRiver, the attack hit Denmark, Germany, and several surrounding Sca…
Last summer at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference, the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge pitted automated systems against one another, trying to find weaknesses in the others’ code and exploit them. “This is a great example of how easily machines can find and exploit new vulnerabilities, something we’ll likely see increase and become more sophisticated over
Machine learning technologies can help companies spot suspicious user behaviors, malicious software, and fraudulent purchases — but even as the defensive technologies are getting better, attackers are finding ways to get around them. Many defensive systems need to be tuned, or tune themselves, in order to appropriately respond to possible threats. Smoke alarms that go
Three years after Target missed alerts warning them about a massive data breach, the amount of threat information coming in from security systems is still overwhelming for many companies, according to new reports, due to a lack of expertise and inte…