Month: September 2016

The Future of Human-Computer Cyber Defenses

September 30, 2016

Virtual Strategy Magazine – Unbeknownst to most, cybercriminals have created two new industries, both of which are changing the global economy. One of them is on the right side of the law, the other is not. The losses organizations have experienced globally due to theft, fraud, and extortion are in the billions of dollars each …read more

NSFOCUS Introduces STAR Partner Program

September 27, 2016

NSFOCUS Creates Opportunities for Global Partner Ecosystem Santa Clara, Ca. September 27, 2016 – NSFOCUS, a global provider of intelligent hybrid security solutions, announced today the launch of its global partner program, the NSFOCUS STAR Partner Program. The program encompasses partners at the regional and national levels, including resellers, distributors, consulting partners, technology and solution …read more

When It Comes to Cybersecurity, Both Candidates Disappoint in First Presidential Debate

September 27, 2016

The VAR Guy – Last night’s presidential debate raised a lot of eyebrows on a multitude of subjects. This morning, everyone has an opinion. Nearly buried in the verbal jousting over tax returns, President Obama’s birth certificate and trade organizations was a short conversation on what the government’s approach should be to cybersecurity. We reached …read more

What Does the Yahoo Breach Mean for Data Security?

September 26, 2016

Database Trends and Applications – As the details of the Yahoo data breach have come to light, the hack itself seems eerily similar to other such cyber-attacks. Yet, while the shock of this large-scale data breach feels oddly familiar as it is by now widely accepted that no company is immune, the precise details of …read more

What Does the Yahoo Breach Mean for Data Security?

September 26, 2016

Cloud Data Architect – As the details of the Yahoo data breach have come to light, the hack itself seems eerily similar to other such cyber-attacks. Yet, while the shock of this large-scale data breach feels oddly familiar as it is by now widely accepted that no company is immune, the precise details of the …read more

The Future of Cybersecurity

September 26, 2016

CloudTweaks – Cybersecurity has been on the minds of companies everywhere since the Dropbox and Yahoo hacks occurred. With the advent of cloud connected technology and the growing sophistication of malware and hacking attempts, it seems many common cybersecurity methods have become outdated. So what could be in the future of companies seeking to improve …read more

Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach of 500 Million Accounts

September 22, 2016

Security Week – Following rumors that an announcement was soon to come, Yahoo! said Thursday that hackers managed to access data from at least 500 million user accounts in a cyberattack dating back to 2014. The company said hackers breached its network in late 2014 in what it believes was a state-sponsored attack. “The account …read more

Probable Yahoo Breach Spotlights Risks of Free Email Services

September 22, 2016

IT Business Edge – It appears that the entire security world is waiting for Yahoo to make an announcement about one of the largest breaches yet. It’s expected to have affected at least (probably more than) 200 million user accounts. My inbox began flooding with the news first thing this morning, and I admit, I …read more

Yahoo Confirms Hackers Stole at Least 500 Million Users’ Data in 2014

September 22, 2016

Security Management – ​Hackers stole at least 500 million Yahoo users’ account information in a breach two years ago, the company confirmed in an announcement Thursday afternoon. User information—including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and in some cases security questions—was compromised in the breach, which occurred in 2014. “The ongoing investigation suggests …read more

Crysis ransomware attacking Australian businesses

September 21, 2016

CRN – Australian and New Zealand businesses are being hit with a ransomware campaign, according to Trend Micro. First detected in February, the ransomware, dubbed Crysis, is now targeting the two nations via remote desktop protocol (RDP) brute force attacks. The Crysis ransomware is spread through spam and targets are infected by clicking on a …read more