Posts Tagged 'malware'

Successful targeted attacks bypass security controls and typically cause significant damage to an enterprise. Damages may include reputation, monetary, and intellectual property losses. Many attacks leverage zero-day malware, which are malicious programs that security scanners miss on the day they are used for the first time. Several approaches are commonly used to combat targeted attacks, […]

The real costs of cyber attacks are difficult to understand. The impacts of cybersecurity are terribly challenging to measure, which creates significant problems for organizations seeking to optimize their risk posture. To properly prioritize security investments, it is crucial to understand the overall risk of loss. Although managing security is complex, the principles of determining […]

This post, the second of two parts, was written by Christiaan Beek, Raj Samani, and Shane Shook.  In our first post, we examined the evolution of the botnet. In this follow-up we will discuss a new botnet operating model that allows an attacker to get an insider’s view of infected organizations without actually being an insider—all while […]

This post, the first of two parts, was written by Raj Samani, Christiaan Beek, and Shane Shook.  Want to spread malware? One of the most effective ways is to use a botnet, a network of infected systems. The goals of botnets have barely changed since we first encountered them more than a decade ago. We […]

Something malicious this way comes. A fast reaction can reduce your risk. You have just detected an attack and alerted the incident-response team, one of 38 investigations you will likely conduct this year. Half of these are probably generic malware attacks, but the rest are higher-risk targeted attacks or data breaches. Now you are working […]