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Cisco Ramps up Security for Things with IOT Threat Defense

Cisco Ramps up Security for Things with IOT Threat Defense

In-brief: Networking giant Cisco Systems said on Tuesday that a new package of products and services, dubbed IoT Threat Defense.

For all the hoopla, the biggest question one week after WannaCry is: 'where are all the victims'? (Image courtesy of Martin Spiske. Licensed via Creative Commons.)

The WannaCry Missing: Federal Systems, Consumers

In-brief: One week after the WannaCry ransomware knocked out hospitals in the UK and subway fare systems in Germany, the malware is as notable for who it didn’t affect for who it did. Among those spared WannaCry’s wrath: federal IT systems in the U.S. as well as consumers. But why?

Focusing on WannaCry, the ransomware delivered in last week's attacks, misses the point.

WannaCry: What’s in a name? Confusion | Digital Guardian

In-brief: focusing on WannaCry, the ransomware delivered in last week’s attacks, misses the point. Organizations weren’t done in by the shoddy malware, but by a class-A offensive cyber weapon known as EternalBlue. Editor’s Note: this blog is cross posted from Digital Guardian’s Data Insider blog.  

Recorded Future timeline of APT3 victims.

APT Inc.: Research Finds Ties Between Chinese Security Firm and Advanced Threat Group

In-brief: The hacking group known as APT 3 appears to be a commercial outfit working on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), the firm Recorded Future reported on Wednesday.

The payment screen for the Wana Decrypt0r malware which spread widely last week.

Podcast: WannaCry: It’s The Exploits, Stupid and Parsing The Cyber Executive Order

In-brief: We speak  with Sean Dillon of the firm RiskSense, who helped reverse engineer DoublePulsar and EternalBlue, the Windows exploit tools used to help spread the WannaCry ransomware. We also chat with John Dickson of The Denim Group about the impact of President Trump’s Cyber Executive Order.