Insights From Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report

In early spring, while many people are anticipating the return of warm weather and blue skies, the information security industry is looking forward to the release of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Published since 2008, DBIR is a data security reference guide, playbook and bible. Global in scope, the report analyzes thousands of […]

Retail PoS Systems, Ancient Passwords – What You Need To Know Now

You’ve probably seen coverage of the big RSA reveal regarding the fact that point of sale devices from a specific vendor have used the same pre-set administrator password for the last quarter of a century. Security researchers Charles Henderson and David Byrne, at their RSA presentation, were the ones who shared this discovery. More troubling, […]

Key Takeaways from RSA 2015

RSA 2015 drew more than 28,000 security-minded people to its latest week-long conference in San Francisco. The key takeaways from the discussions, workshops, and keynotes were highlighted by the tech, business, and mainstream press. The Associated Press coverage pointed out that attending RSA is a particularly sobering experience for those not involved in the security […]

New Retail PoS Malware Discovered

A new malware family targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems, is infecting machines in order to scrape [payment card iinformation from memory. The malware, dubbed PoSeidon, was initially spotted by researchers from Cisco’s Security Solutions (CSS) team. PoSeidon, like most point-of-sale Trojans, scans the RAM of infected terminals for unencrypted strings that match credit card information. End-to-end […]