Mirai, the powerful malware that unleashed unprecedented distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has never gone away. And now a new version has been equipped with fresh exploits that suggest its operators want to harness the network bandwidth offered by big businesses.
In the latest stop in this roundtable dinner series, ISMG and Zscaler visited Seattle on Feb. 26 to discuss security's role as a catalyst for digital transformation. It was a diverse crowd - and a mature conversation, says Bil Harmer, Americas CISO with Zscaler.
ISMG and Zscaler hosted a roundtable dinner in Columbus, OH on Feb. 22 focused on security's role in digital transformation. Managing expectation for security as a core component of business enablement was a core component of the discussion.
The network is much more than just the sum of its endpoints, and the imperative to secure everything has led to detection and response emerging as a top priority for many organizations, says Chris Morales of Vectra Networks.
Every threat hunt starts with intelligence. As one of the industry's most comprehensive knowledge bases for adversary behavior, ATT&CK provides a structure for hunters to build their hypotheses and search for threats.
The good news for security leaders: Because of SSL/TLS, nearly every bit of web data in transit is now encrypted. The bad news: Threat actors are now masking their attacks inside of encrypted traffic. Kevin Stewart of F5 Networks explains why network visibility is not enough to detect these attacks.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a summary of alarming new findings about the ability of the U.S. to counter a nation-state malware attack. Plus, a discussion of "fusion centers" at banks and an update on the targeting of Webstresser subscribers.
Hundreds of suspected customers of Webstresser, a DDoS stresser/booter site that was disrupted last year, are being visited by law enforcement agents and may see jail time. The police message: Using darknet cybercrime services doesn't guarantee anonymity, even if you pay with bitcoin.