Kremlin linked news sites like RT and Sputnik figure prominently in an online disinformation campaign portraying Syrian humanitarian workers (“White Helmets”) as terrorists and crisis actors, according to an analysis by researchers at University of Washington and Harvard.
In this industry perspective, Thomas Hofmann of Flashpoint says that sensational coverage of advanced persistent threat (APT) actors does little to help small and mid sized firms defend their IT environments from more common threats like cyber criminals. The key to getting cyber defense right is understanding the risks to your firm and prioritizing investments to protect critical IT assets.
Florida-based mobile device maker BLU has settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges it allowed a Chinese partner to collect detailed personal customer information from some of its devices without authorization or consent.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this Spotlight Podcast*, Philippe Courtot of the firm Qualys discusses being an early innovator in the software as a service space and how the market for cloud based security services has evolved since he launched his firm, Qualys, almost two decades ago.
Researchers have found a vulnerability in emergency-alert systems provided by ATI Systems that could put millions at risk by allowing hackers to sound false alarms or otherwise mislead the public in regards to warning of natural and man-made disasters in the United States.