Reports

Opinion: Confusion over Vermont Utility Underscores Risks of Cyber Attribution

Opinion: Confusion over Vermont Utility Underscores Risks of Cyber Attribution

In-brief: errant reports about a Russian government hack of a Vermont utility are the first byproduct of a flawed report on Russian hacking of U.S. interests. They won’t be the last. 

What surprises does 2017 have in store? We have predictions from 5 information security experts.

Cyber Threats in 2017: Five Predictions

In-brief: Five predictions about the cyber threats and security challenges that 2017 has in store for us. 

The German steel maker ThyssenKrupp said it was the target of a large scale attack aimed at stealing industrial secrets.

Hackers in Asia Target Manufacturing Secrets from ThyssenKrupp | Reuters

In-brief: Reuters reports that an attack on the German steel giant ThyssenKrupp had origins in asia and targeted steel manufacturing secrets. 

Blockchain, which was developed as a way to provide assurance for Bitcoin transactions has applications on the Internet of Things. But first there are some technical hurdles to clear.

Analysis: Three Things May Limit Blockchain Use on the Internet of Things

In-brief: Blockchain technology will have to clear a number of hurdles before it will be ready to serve as a core infrastructure for the Internet of Things, the author explains.

Tenable's survey of information security pros found concerns that advancements like application containerization and DevOps are complicating the jobs of information security pros, and reducing effectiveness. (Image courtesy of Tenable Network Security.)

Report: DevOps, Containerization, challenge Security Pros

In-brief: Despite the benefits of the DevOps paradigm and application virtualization in software products’ lifecycle, security professionals believe that in combination with cloud computing the two methods increase the complexity of the corporate network, making it more difficult to defend, the cyber security assurance report from Tenable Network Security outlines.