Security

WatchGuard warns of Vaporworms, Global Internet Disruption and Rogue AI Chatbots for 2019 Real Wire Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:51

15 November 2018 – WatchGuard Technologies’ information security predictions for 2019 include the emergence of ’vaporworms’, a new breed of fileless malware with wormlike properties to self-propagate through vulnerable systems, along with a takedown of the internet itself and ransomware targeting utilities and industrial control systems. WatchGuard’s Threat Lab research team developed these predictions based on an analysis of major security and threat trends over the past year.

Top Ten Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Top Ten Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

1. Increase in crime, espionage and sabotage by rogue nation-states

With the ongoing failure of significant national, international or UN level response and repercussion, nation-state sponsored espionage, cyber-crime and sabotage will continue to expand. Clearly, most organizations are simply not structured to defend against such attacks, which will succeed in penetrating defenses. Cybersecurity teams will need to rely on breach detection techniques.

Survey finds businesses are unprepared for Windows 10 and fearful

Guildford, UK – 31st October 2018 – A new study from award-winning encryption and key management solution provider, WinMagic, has found that organizations are largely unprepared for when support of older versions of Microsoft’s Windows OS will be withdrawn in January 2020. When questioned about their lack of readiness for the obligatory migration to Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest OS, respondents cited IT security and fears of being exposed to a cyber security vulnerability as two areas of concern.

Carbon Black Threat Report Reveals Destructive Cyberattacks Increasing Ahead of 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections

30th October, 2018 Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, today announced the release of its Quarterly Incident Response Threat Report (QIRTR) aggregating key findings from IR partner investigations during the last 90 days.

Among the key findings from the report:

2018 Unisys Security Index™: Identity Theft Top Concern for UK Citizens, Social Media Exploitation Fuelling Fear Amongst Millennials

London, UK. October 24, 2018 – The 2018 Unisys Security Index™, a leading security barometer which surveys over 1,000 UK citizens, has revealed identity theft as the top worry for UK citizens, with 56 percent of respondent registering that they were very or extremely concerned. Concerns over identity theft eclipsed those related to national security, the top concern in 2017.

North American credential theft industry records substantial quarterly increase, against declines in Europe and Asia

09 October 2018 – Barcelona, Spain – Blueliv, a leading European enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company, today releases its latest quarterly credential theft analysis following the initial release of its report on The Credential Theft Ecosystem in June 2018. According to Blueliv’s credential detection data, compromised credentials retrieved from botnets geolocated to North America has risen by 141% quarter-over-quarter (March to May 2018 over June to August 2018). Meanwhile, Blueliv has observed that Europe and Russia saw a decrease of 22%, while compromised credentials geolocated to Asian countries dropped by 36%.

Endace Launches World’s First Petabyte Network Recording Appliance Real Wire Wed, 09/26/2018 - 06:30

Auckland, New Zealand, September 26, 2018 – Endace, a specialist in high-speed network recording, traffic playback and analytics hosting, today announced the launch of its new, ultra-high-capacity, 9200 Series EndaceProbe™ Analytics Platform. With built-in compression, and patented Smart Truncation™, the 9200 Series can record more than a petabyte of network traffic at a sustained 40Gbps.

In order to conclusively investigate and respond to security threats and performance issues, many organizations rely on recorded network packet history. The new EndaceProbe 9200 Series delivers a 5x boost in packet storage density, dramatically extending the depth of Network History that can be recorded for analysis.

New Security Research Reveals Password Inadequacy Still a Top Threat Real Wire Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:57

12 September 2018 – New research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab shows the emergence of the Mimikatz credential-stealing malware as a top threat and the growing popularity of brute force login attacks against web applications. The research also reveals that 50 percent of government and military employee LinkedIn passwords, largely from the US, were weak enough to be cracked in less than two days, underscoring the reality that passwords alone can’t offer sufficient protection and the need for multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions. WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report for Q2 2018 explores the latest security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises. 

Brits show distrust in Blockchain - almost half of Brits wouldn’t trust an organisation using it

Research from IP EXPO Europe shows Blockchain is baffling Brits as businesses forge ahead with adopting the technology

London, 14th August 2018 – Blockchain might be the next big thing for businesses but new research from IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, has uncovered that just over a third of Brits (35%) would not trust an organisation using this technology to keep their information secure as they don’t know what it is.