Reports

A survey of penetration testers by Rapid7 finds most organizations are failing to detect malicious activity on their networks. (Image courtesy of Rapid7)

Survey: Hackers for Hire Find Most Networks Easy Prey

In-brief: A survey of penetration testers by Rapid7 finds most organizations are failing to detect malicious activity on their networks. 

New Hampshire based Dyn suffered a big hit following the Mirai botnet attacks, with around 8% of domains that relied on its managed DNS service dropping the service.

Exclusive: Mirai Attack Was Costly For Dyn, Data Suggests

In-brief: More than 14,000 Internet domains stopped using managed DNS services from Dyn, the New Hampshire based company, following an October botnet attack on the company, data from Bitsight suggests.

300 Billion Passwords? Internet of Things Growth poses Unprecedented Threat by 2020

300 Billion Passwords? Internet of Things Growth poses Unprecedented Threat by 2020

In-brief: Password management is already a big challenge for consumers and businesses. That problem is poised to get much (much) worse, as the population of The Internet of Things explodes, a new survey finds. 

Will hack for beer? Cisco's Talos security group rigged up a Kegerator with a WiFi hotspot and other controls, allowing an enterprising hacker who could break into the device to poor him or herself a beer. (Image courtesy of Marc Blackmer.)

At Industrial Control Security Con: Will hack IoT for Beer

In-brief: Cisco’s Marc Blackmer reports from the S4 Conference in Miami – one of the top gatherings of industrial control system security experts. Among the attractions this year: Justine Bone of the firm Medsec, the psychology of malicious insiders and a hackable “kegerator.”

The ransomware attack on the San Francisco MUNI was just one cyber physical attack the world has witnessed in recent years. (Photo courtesy of Twitter.)

Six Cyber-Physical Attacks the World Could Live Without

In-brief: cyber attacks that affect physical systems are still a small minority of all incidents. But they’re becoming more common. What are some of the attacks we’ve seen to date and what do they tell us about what’s to come? Check out this slide show for an answer to those questions.