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Are we losing the fight against malware and the hackers who are making every day a zero day? ***** MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS ***** Few authors are as skilled as GRRM when it comes to killing off important characters. Clearly, that oft-uttered phrase from the eastern continent, “valar morghulis”, is not just an empty bit of High Valyrian for the Game of Thrones author. For the two or three of you out there who haven’t heard of fierce tween, Arya Stark, utter the phrase valar morghulis, it literally translates to “All... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Emerging threats have created some strange bedfellows in the Cyber Threat Alliance but the group’s work is critical to advancing security in an increasingly connected world. The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) has brought together some of the top names (and fiercest competitors) in enterprise security to address emerging challenges and the most serious, complex threats to organizations that the Internet has ever seen. The founding members, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, have all committed to sharing threat information to better... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 01, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Let's face it, Advanced Persistent Threatsare becoming smarter, and well, more advanced. It's no secret that cybercriminals are developing more sophisticated and subtle attacks equipped with a slew of highbrow features such as self-awareness and the ability to stealthily dodge countless security systems. With intelligence as the weapon of choice, attacks are more dangerous than they ever have been. As such, advanced threats require an equally robust security system to effectively stop them in their tracks. Signature-based solutions often won't... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Dec 05, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
A psychologist might tell you that the way a child plays in the sandbox is a reflection of how they will act in their adult life. The same is true for malicious software, though we aren't speaking about the same sandbox. There is a growing concern among security professionals about advanced persistent threats (APTs). The problem is not new, but it is of growing importance. Now, more than ever, highly targeted attacks (often specifically crafted to beat traditional defenses) pose a significant risk to enterprise level organizations. Despite advances... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Nov 19, 2013  |  Filed in: Security 101