November 15, 2018
This blog post discusses tools and processes that can be used to tackle the cyber security talent shortage. Some of these include reprioritizing staff resources and how to justify a budget increase.
This blog post discusses how our pen testing experts are trained to “think like hackers.” It details various tools and techniques that, when used ethically, along with open source intelligence, can to improve your organization’s overall security.
stratfor.com, November 13, 2018
Hackers constantly probe computer networks worldwide for vulnerabilities, seeming to pull off a major cyberattack almost weekly. In the past three weeks alone, HSBC Bank of London reported that its U.S.-based accounts were illegally accessed; hackers compromised an Australian military shipbuilder’s personnel files; and Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific confirmed a breach that affected up to 9.4 million passengers.
usa.kaspersky.com, November 12, 2018
Kaspersky Lab has released its Q3 IT Threat Evolution Report, which revealed that a year and a half after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families. The ransomware attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide during the last quarter, accounting for 29 percent of all users targeted by cryptors in Q3 2018.
securityboulevard.com, November 12, 2018
Employer demand for cyber security professionals across the United State continues to soar, according to new data from Burning Glass Technologies. While the U.S. houses hundreds of thousands of cyber security workers, there are still plenty of chairs to fill in IT departments across the nation.
cnbc.com, November 12, 2018
Moody’s will soon start using its credit-rating expertise to evaluate organizations on their risk to a major impact from a cyber-attack. That move might be a game-changer for many institutional and individual investors, who often struggle to quantify the potential impact of a significant cyber security incident into a meaningful rating.
fifthdomain.com, November 12, 2018
Department of Defense leaders have disabled a secure file sharing system due to security risks and have not set a date to reinstate the technology. The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center Safe Access File Exchange, or AMRDEC SAFE site was disabled as a preventative measure after outside agencies identified potential security risks.
hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com, November 12, 2018
Huntsville Hospital in Alabama announced that the personal data of job applicants may have been compromised after a security incident at a third-party recruitment platform. Social Security numbers of thousands of people may have been leaked online.