Multi-Layered Attacks Require More Sophisticated IT Security

Contributed By Paul Mazzucco, TierPoint Chief Security Officer Cyber-criminals are after your corporate data and they’re going to great lengths to get it. With the help of sophisticated bot-nets, the Internet of Things and multi-layered attack strategies, the threat to sensitive customer data and intellectual property has grown stronger. Developing an effective security strategy starts […]

Nation-State Cyber Attacks: Russia Accused, Tech Firms Pledge Non-Support

Two interrelated headlines about nation-state cyber attacks have been circulating early this week that could represent changes on the ground in the pseudo-cyber war playing out on the world stage. The United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, via the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), […]

Should There Be A Cybersecurity Public Option? NYC Secure Will Be the Test Case

On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced the municipal government is designing a free public-option security analytics application for their residents: NYC Secure. The app’s design will alert users to digital threats, particularly on mobile devices. The plan is to fully deploy the app this summer, although an exact timeline has not […]

9 Iranian Citizens Charged With Cybercrime Attacks Against U.S.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today announced cybercrime indictments against nine citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran, specifically “conspiring to hack into computers and defraud American and foreign universities, businesses, and government agencies.” Rosenstein stated the hackers illegally accessed 320 universities, 144 of which were American,  in 22 countries and stole research and intellectual […]

Russia Hit with Sanctions, Begins Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure

Yesterday, the White House announced the imposition of new economic sanctions against Russia in response to their cyberattacks against the U.S.; official statements specifically mentioned interference with the 2016 Presidential Elections and with the NotPetya global ransomware wave from 2017 as chief motivations behind the sanctions. The sanctions target 5 Russian enterprises and 15 individuals, […]

Judge Rules Victims of Yahoo Data Breach Can Sue

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has officially ruled that the victims of the colossal Yahoo data breach will be able to sue the online enterprise, reasoning that consumers would have acted differently if they had been informed of the hacks and the security vulnerabilities earlier. Verizon Communications, now Yahoo’s parent company, attempted to have the […]

3 Things Enterprises Can Learn from The Winter Olympics Hack

By now you’ve probably heard the news: The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, suffered a hack during the opening ceremonies, affecting their website and television services. While the damage was not lasting—some of the systems were wiped but not so deeply as to be insurmountable—it forced the Olympic organizers to shut down their […]

6 Questions on Digital Threat Hunting with Brandon Dixon of RiskIQ

Digital threat hunting is proving to be an increasingly vital component of security analytics platforms—necessary to process the sheer volume of corporate-generated data and find malicious activity. To learn more, we asked Brandon Dixon, VP of Product at RiskIQ, 6 questions on digital threat hunting. Here’s our conversation, edited slightly for readability:   1. What […]