Because of its potential to earn hackers millions in a steady stream of cash, Kaspersky Labs has deemed crypto-jacking the new ransomware in a report that arrived just as researchers spotted two new types of malware targeting the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies.
Connected devices aren’t just fodder for botnets. They increasingly act as malicious “insiders” capable of spying on their surroundings and providing valuable intelligence on homes and offices, argues Yotam Gutman of the firm Securithings in this industry perspective.
Though they are some of the oldest cyber attacks, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks show no signs of going away, with an increase in the number, scope and sophistication of DDoS attacks in the past year, according to a recent report by cloud-delivery platform provider Akamai Technology.
A tsunami of security data from Internet of Things endpoints could break the will of SOC analysts. What is needed are better tools for analyzing that data, including the use of machine learning. But AI and machine learning aren’t magic bullets. In this opinion piece, RSA Chief Technology Officer Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan presents a 5 point plan for using analytics in the data center.
In this exclusive interview from April, the head of RSA Labs* says that keeping up with bad guys is only half the job. Security firms also need to work hard to stay relevant as trends like cloud adoption, containerization, microservices and mobility shift the ground under information security providers.