NSFOCUS in the News

Are Smart Cities Secure?

January 20, 2019 | Devika Jain

RFID Journal – Planning and oversight have the most significant impact when securing a smart city utilizing Internet of Things and RFID technologies. Recently, I participated in several tenders for smart-city projects around the world. I also partook in CEO roundtable discussions at Telecom Exchange LA, including one about what Los Angeles would look like […]

The Daily Briefing

January 18, 2019 | Devika Jain

CyberWire – Yesterday Troy Hunt announced, to considerable éclat, the discovery of a large trove of credentials for sale in a dark web souk. He calls it “Collection #1.” The hood offering the material for sale goes by the nom-de-hack of “Sanixer.” KrebsOnSecurity contacted Sanixer and concluded that the material is relatively old, gleaned from […]

Morning Cybersecurity: Cyberattacks could cost trillions globally

January 17, 2019 | Devika Jain

POLITICO – OUCH! CYBERCRIME LOSSES WILL STING — Research out today from Accenture found that cyberattacks could cost companies worldwide some $5.2 trillion over five years. That’s according to more than 1,700 CEOs and C-suite executives in Accenture’s first survey of business leaders on the financial toll from criminal hackers. High tech is expected take […]

Cybersecurity trends 2019: What should you look out for?

January 4, 2019 | Devika Jain

Silicon Republic – As the year begins, there are a few key areas that cybersecurity professionals should keep in mind. After the excesses of the holiday period, you are more than likely looking at the blank slate of a new year before you with a sense of optimism and hope for times ahead. Those in […]

Cyber security predictions roundup for 2019

December 21, 2018 | Devika Jain

IT WORLD CANADA – Criminals using artificial intelligence. More nation-state backed attacks. The Internet held hostage. Dangerous chatbots. President Trump’s cellphone will be hacked. And, of course, more malware. These are some of the predictions security vendors see coming in the next 12 months. It’s not a pretty picture, but then again cyber security never […]

New Satan Variants Target Financial Sector With Monero Miners and Ransomware

December 21, 2018 | Devika Jain

SecurityIntelligence – Researchers spotted two Satan variants targeting organizations in the financial sector with Monero miners and ransomware. The first variant of the malware, which security solutions provider NSFOCUS spotted in early November, targets Linux and Windows systems and spreads by exploiting various application vulnerabilities. After establishing a foothold into a system, the virus simply […]

NSFOCUS 2019 Predictions: Email Attachments, IoT, and Cryptominers to be Security Pain Points in 2019

December 13, 2018 | Devika Jain

VMblog.com – It’s no surprise that 2018 continued to bring an increase in fraud attacks and data security breaches, including those of Facebook and now Marriott. In the past two years, the average number of overall daily searches for keywords such as “personal information disclosure” and “hacker” have been fluctuating at a very high level. […]

Satan Ransomware Variant Exploits 10 Server-Side Flaws

December 10, 2018 | Devika Jain

Dark Reading – Windows, Linux systems vulnerable to self-propagating ‘Lucky’ malware, security researchers say. A new version of ransomware that first surfaced about two years ago is garnering attention for its ability to spread via as many as ten different vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux server platforms.

60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019

December 4, 2018 | Devika Jain

Forbes – I’ve always been a loner, avoiding crowds as much as possible, but last Friday I found myself in the company of 500 million people. The breach of the personal accounts of Marriott and Starwood customers forced us to join the 34% of U.S. consumers who experienced a compromise of their personal information over […]

Cyber Defense eMagazine 2018 – Recidivist Hackers

December 4, 2018 | Devika Jain

Cyber Defense Magazine – Recidivist is an interesting word. It means “a convicted criminal who reoffends, especially repeatedly.” The word had common usage in the last century although it started to fall into disuse the last 30 years or so. There isn’t another word that aptly describes the behavior identified in the NSFOCUS 2018 H1 […]