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 Digital Security Best Practices

The National Retail Federation recently presented Congress with a set of solutions aimed at better protecting consumers and helping businesses prevent data breaches. “We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said in a statement. “Instead, it is […]

Huge Development In Cyber Espionage Tech

The United States has reportedly managed to develop a method that allows it to permanently embed surveillance and malware tools in computers and networks around the world, according to Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm. Kaspersky presented its research at a conference in Mexico Monday night. They have dubbed the creators of this technique the […]

Securing Billions of Smart Things

There are roughly 25 billion smart devices and objects busily gathering data and beaming information back to their respective motherships (and business partners).  That’s up from 7 billion things a mere five years ago. And five years from now? The consensus is 50 billion things will be interconnected, merrily gathering data, and making our lives […]

FBI Warns of Spear-Phishing Increase

The FBI’s IC3 says spear-phishing attacks are targeting multiple industries, and that the end goal is to steal IP or compromise banking credentials. “Cyber-criminals target victims because of their involvement in an industry or organization they wish to compromise,” the IC3 states. “Recent attacks have convinced victims that software or credentials they use to access […]