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Episode 169: Ransomware comes to the Enterprise with PureLocker

In this episode of the podcast, sponsored by PureVPN, Michael Kajiloti of the firm Intezer Labs joins us to talk about the origins and makeup of PureLocker, a new family of ransomware designed to target production servers in the enterprise.

Huge Survey of Firmware Finds No Security Gains in 15 Years

A survey of more than 6,000 firmware images spanning more than a decade finds no improvement in firmware security and lax security standards for the software running connected devices by Linksys, NETGEAR and other major vendors.

Cognitive Bias is the Threat Actor you may never detect

Cognitive bias among workers can undermine security work and lead to critical misinterpretations of data, warns Forcepoint X-Labs research scientist, Dr. Margaret Cunningham.

Report: Small, Stealthy Groups Behind Worst Cybercrimes

A small group of cybercriminals are responsible for the most damaging cyberattacks–often with the help of state sponsorship. Still, low-level criminal activity on the dark web still poses the most widespread and immediate security threat, with cryptocurrency mining, ransomware and malware all on the rise, a recent report has found.

Survey: Attacks Find Insecure IoT Devices

A survey finds vast differences in security practices linked to IoT devices in the enterprise, with attacks concentrating on insecure IoT endpoints.