Tag: threat


New Intel CPU-level threat detection capabilities target ransomware

January 19, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Security vendors can now leverage new telemetry and machine learning processing capabilities built into Intel’s 11th Gen mobile processors to better detect and block sophisticated ransomware programs that attempt to evade traditional detection techniques. The features are built into Intel […]


Election Commission Needs More Authority In Face of 2020 Threats, Report Finds

November 12, 2019

Via: Government Executive

With less than a year until the 2020 presidential election, a new report calls on Congress to bolster the authority of the agency that serves as the nation’s elections clearinghouse and devote more funding and resources to it. The Brennan […]


Watchdog: NSA needs to boost insider-threat protocols

June 20, 2017

Via: FCW

The National Security Agency is still not fully implementing all necessary security protocols to minimize the potential of another Edward Snowden-like data breach, according to a newly declassified 2016 Pentagon watchdog report. In the wake of the Snowden breach, the […]


Vault 7 leak highlights insider threat

March 13, 2017

Via: FCW

Questions continue to swirl in the wake of the WikiLeaks “Vault 7” release of alleged CIA hacking and surveillance program information, not the least of which is: who gave WikiLeaks the classified data? According to WikiLeaks, a former government hacker […]


The proper perspectives on defending against insider threats

February 23, 2017

Via: FCW

Executive Order 13587, issued by the Obama administration to draw attention to the insider cyber threat problem within federal agencies, set the requirements for programs to protect classified information. In the wake of a series of damaging insider threat incidents, […]


What happens if your thermostat is hacked? Researchers name the top 7 security threats

February 16, 2017

Via: CIO

What happens if a bad actor turns off your heat in the middle of winter, then demands $1,000 to turn it back on? Or even holds a small city’s power for ransom? Those kinds of attacks were among the top […]


RSA 2017: The Internet of Things security threat

February 3, 2017

Via: CIO

RSA Conference 2017 will take on the threat posed by the internet of things, something that was demonstrated last fall by the DDoS attacks that took down Dyn data centers and many of the high-profile Web sites it supports. Those […]


5 tips to stay ahead of ransomware threats

December 13, 2016

Via: CIO

According to Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), there were more than 4,000 ransomware attacks per day since Jan 1, 2016, a 300-percent increase over 2015, which saw an average 1,000 attacks per day, according to the ISTR. While […]


Security Experts: IoT Will Be Biggest Threat Of The Next Decade

November 7, 2016

Via: CRN

The Internet of Things will be at the center of enterprise security and infrastructure readiness for the next several years, a panel of security experts said at Intel Security’s Focus 16 in Las Vegas. “It’s going to be the story […]


How social media can help spot insider threats

August 4, 2016

Via: FCW

In May, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed Security Executive Agent Directive 5 on the “Collection, Use and Retention of Publicly Available Social Media Information in Personnel Security Background Investigations and Adjudications.” The directive was released the night before […]


DOJ official: Some crypto poses ‘undeniable’ threat to public safety

June 7, 2016

Via: FCW

Some uses of end-to-end encryption pose undeniable threats to public safety, a top Justice Department official said June 6, invoking a long-standing source of tension between law enforcement and technology firms. Although encryption is essential for cybersecurity and protecting privacy, […]


Google buildings evacuated after threat

April 11, 2016

Via: CIO

Buildings were evacuated at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Friday afternoon after a threat was made against the company. No one was injured and there was no damage to buildings, Mountain View police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said. The […]


Governments Can’t Battle Cyberthreats Alone

July 23, 2015

Via: itCurated

Chief security officers may feel as though they’re fighting a losing battle against threats that continue to increase both in volume and sophistication. Last year, the public sector was hit by a whopping 50,314 security incidents out of a total […]