The attackers behind SamSam ransomware have been focusing not on infecting individuals' computers, but rather the systems of large organizations that they hope will pay for a "volume discount" - in one case, $46,000 - to decrypt all of their systems at once.
Following in Google's footsteps, Amazon has closed a technical loophole that helped some online services evade censorship filters, but which was also abused by cybercriminals. Collateral damage is already being felt by the likes of Signal, a popular, encrypted-messaging app blocked by some governments.
Hackers are going to breach a network, bypassing firewalls and other network defenses. So the focus must be on what happens next, says Mukesh Gupta of Illumio, who describes how micro-segmentation can help contain breaches.
Organizations that procure cybersecurity services are increasingly looking not just for private cloud-based approaches, but products that operate from public cloud environments, says Larry Hurtado, CEO of Digital Defense.
At a time when so many new devices are connected to enterprise networks, security leaders struggle just to inventory the devices - never mind secure them. Nathan Burke, CMO of Axonius, a new device management vendor, discusses the niche Axonius fills.
Monica Jain has a lot of experience in security operations centers, and she knows much of the tribal knowledge there is not automated or shared. That's why she co-founded LogicHub, a new intelligence automation platform.
Mark Jaffe is less concerned about how adversaries breach networks, but more concerned about how to secure their actual target - critical data. His startup company, Allure Security, intends to help secure that data.
Fitbit and Google say they are collaborating to accelerate innovation and "transform the future" of digital health and wearables, leveraging cloud computing. Some observers, however, say the partnership also raises privacy, security and patient safety questions.
With roughly one month to go before the May 25 enforcement date, what do organizations still misunderstand about the EU's General Data Protection Regulation? John McLeod of AlienVault shares his insights on GDPR.
Industrial control system environments are tough to hack, because each is unique, says Sergio Caltagirone of Dragos. But the recent emergency of Triton malware shows that attackers have been testing how to compromise some environments, which could have catastrophic results.
Banks and other financial services sector organizations need to pay more attention to their security infrastructure and defenses and apply application security safeguards to monitor all of their data - as well as individual files, says Terry Ray, CTO of Imperva.
The managed security services marketplace has matured, says Rick Miller of Trustwave. But persistent myths continue to color perceptions. Miller attempts to shatter those myths and shed light on the market's new realities.
You know that you've got a problem to solve but how will you address it? More importantly, who will help you address it? This is the crux of the build versus buy debate that companies are currently having with themselves.
While building and buying both have their merits, they also have costs which should be...