Posts Tagged 'computer security'

In May, we wrote about the breach discovery gap, which is the time it takes IT security practitioners to discover a data breach after their systems have been compromised in a cyberattack. We made this critical point: Stopping attacks before they breach and narrowing the breach discovery gap require the ability to detect threats at […]

Over the weekend, several popular online gaming services were taken down by a group of hackers. The hackers, going by the moniker “Lizard Squad,” used a distributed denial-of-service attack to flood top gaming networks with a wave of illegitimate traffic. Luckily, it doesn’t look like any data was stolen during this attack—but it did interrupt […]

Some applications go too far in their attempt to get installed on users systems. Many of these fall into the potential unwanted program (PUP) category. One of these is MegaRapido, which primarily targets Brazilians. A recent sample we tested tries to connect to protectmedia.net, which is already marked as suspicious by McAfee SiteAdvisor. Instead of […]

The most valuable asset for actors in cyberspace is trust. It is an important ingredient in successful business operations as well as in good governance. Trust and security are closely intertwined. One cannot exist without the other. Thus it is concerning that people at an increasing rate hesitate to trust the digital world. They are […]

August may mean the last days of summer vacation and start of back to school for some, but for die hard NFL fans it also means the return of football (American football that is). And for many this also means the start of their fantasy football league. And though these fantasy teams are not real, […]