Malware Risk Management

Prevent, detect, and contain: that’s the National Security Agency (NSA) advice for mitigating the damage of malware attacks. The NSA’s new report, “Defensive Best Practices Against Destructive Malware,” provides a good proactive baseline for warding off attacks, along with advice on how to keep attackers from running amuck after they have gained some access to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Target Corp Data Breach Issue May Be Spreading…

One of the largest retail hacks in the United States, the breach on Target caught the attention of the world. The event itself proved how common these types of attacks are no matter the size of an organization. Just recently, the restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro found themselves in a similar position as Target. […]

The Next Big Advance in Breach Detection & Prevention

Sears Holdings Corp. announced in March of this year (2014), it was investigating a possible security breach after a series of cyberattacks on other retailers have exposed the data of millions of consumers. The security review was still at an early stage as Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)’s digital forensics unit and the U.S. Secret Service […]