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2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organization looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. These projects range from implementing basic applications to better interact with online consumers, to converging OT and IT networks, or even pushing their entire infrastructure to the cloud. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Feb 19, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The vast majority of cybercrime we deal with is opportunistic and automated. It is the domain of criminals trolling for the unaware and vulnerable. They target unpatched systems and vulnerable applications, exploit gullible end users, break through inadequate security systems, and infect people wandering around the web in places they probably shouldn’t go. [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
Cybercrime is a continually increasing problem due to the digital transformation-driven expansion of the attack surface and the growing sophistication of bad actors.  [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Feb 13, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
It might be surprising to identify cybersecurity as an existential risk to fourth industrial revolution enterprises. Heretofore, most companies classified cybersecurity as an annoyance level issue, but not something that could completely destroy a business. All that has now changed. [Read More]
by RSS Alvin Rodrigues  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the intensifying rush to develop and deploy network security strategies that can handle the drastic increase of today’s cyberthreats, I fear that many organizations are falling into a trap that is already having far-ranging consequences. Rather than approaching the admittedly intense challenges of security with the methodical approach and longview perspective of managers of complex data centers, they are behaving like harried consumers—reactively buying a specific, standalone solution to tamp down a challenge or crisis as it emerges. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It may go without saying, but the security of the connected car must be powerful. The security weaknesses seen in many IoT devices must stop here. So add things like encryption to protect financial transactions, locations and the privacy of communications between driving and safety systems. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In our last blog we learnt what potential impact the mandatory breach notification and the EU’s GDPR will have on the Australian market. But what’s next for organisations and what will be the potential challenges? [Read More]
by RSS Jon McGettigan  |  Feb 04, 2018  |  Filed in:
Satori, a Mirai based IoT bot, has been one of the most actively updated exploits in recent months. It is believed that the hacker behind this bot is also the author of other Mirai variants, known as Okiru, and Masuta. FortiGuard Labs researchers recently observed a new Satori version that had added a known exploit chain (one which had been used in the past by the Persirai bot) to enable it to spread to vulnerable devices, particularly, wireless IP cameras that run a vulnerable custom version of the GoAhead web server. [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak, Jasper Manuel and Rommel Joven  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
The first Okiru sample appeared around October 2017 ,and FortiGuard Labs created a write up of its development last December, which included worm capabilities and the embedding of two different exploits. As a follow up, we will now share our findings on the latest Okiru variant that targets ARC processors. [Read More]
by RSS Rommel Joven & David Maciejak  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
A recent Cyber Threat Alliance blog by Michael Daniel discussed the evolution of ransomware and the IoT. Read this post to learn more. [Read More]
by RSS Jeannette Jarvis  |  Jan 15, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research