Month: June 2016

Liar, liar, email on fire: the security value of lie detecting algorithms

June 30, 2016

Researchers have developed a method of identifying linguistic clues in electronic communications that could point to possible cases of deception. Could lie-detecting algorithms reduce the impact of phishing emails?

NSFOCUS Wins 2016 Information Management Award

June 27, 2016

NSFOCUS Wins 2016 Information Management Award NetworkWorld Asia Names NSFOCUS Solution “The Most Promising Cyber Security Solution” Santa Clara, Ca. June 28, 2016 – NSFOCUS, a global network and application security provider, today announced that it has received top honors in the NetworkWorld Asia 2016 Information Management Award for the most promising cyber security solution …read more

Stare Into the Dark Side of DDoS Attacks

June 26, 2016

For more than a decade, attackers have used distributed denial of service attacks to disrupt their victims’ operations, often taking organizations completely offline. The motivations behind these attacks include notoriety, competitive advantage, cyber warfare, terrorism, hacktivism and/or extortion. Bandwidth- or resource-saturating DDoS attacks are effective, but today they are not the most common type of …read more

Godless Android malware offers serious firepower to a botnet herder

June 24, 2016

One of the most concerning characteristics of the Godless malware is the ability to receive remote instructions on which app to download and install on mobile devices, without the user’s knowledge. This is called command and control (C&C). Being a DDoS subject matter expert, I believe this has the makings of something more insidious than …read more

DDoS it matter what motivates Lizard Squad?

June 23, 2016

Lizard Squad is best known for launching DDoS attacks against Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, and doing so ‘for the lulz!’ SC Magazine UK has been pondering whether the motivation actually matters? Blizzard CS’s Battle.net platform was experiencing ‘technical difficulties’ that disrupted logins for Overwatch, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft gamers earlier this …read more

NSFOCUS Wins Microsoft Mitigation Bypass Bounty Award For Fourth Consecutive Year

June 22, 2016

NSFOCUS Wins Microsoft Mitigation Bypass Bounty Award For Fourth Consecutive Year. NSFOCUS Security Labs Researcher Zhang Yunhai Is Recognized For Exceptional Security Contribution; Consecutive Win Streak Sets New Milestone Santa Clara, Ca. June 22, 2016 – NSFOCUS, a global network and application security provider, today announced that it has received the prestigious Microsoft Mitigation Bounty …read more

Private sector execs praise Cybersecurity Act during House hearing

June 16, 2016

Private sector executives praised the information-sharing implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 during a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The hearing witnesses celebrated the legislation’s protections from liability.

Building Cyber Awareness – What I would do first!

June 15, 2016

Track: General Security Author: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS In my travels around the globe, I am often asked what strides an organization should take in order to measurably reduce their exposure to cyber threat actors, and their relentless cyber-attacks. Deploying the right security technologies obviously makes good sense. However, no matter how much …read more

New products of the week 6.13.16

June 13, 2016

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Intel and Webscale.

Cloud Security Resource Week in Review: APWG, Cloud Constellation, NSFOCUS, FedRAMP

June 11, 2016

The current methods of data storage and transport are inadequate. A better way is to use a neutral space-based cloud storage network, explains Cloud Constellation Corp. co-founder and CEO Scott Sobhani in a guest column for Cloud Security Resource this week.