To keep up with emerging threats, banks and other organizations in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region must develop much more mature incident response functions, says Mohammed Almozaiyn, who heads incident response for a leading Saudi bank.
Many Asia-Pacific organizations are woefully unprepared to detect and respond to data breaches, according to Mandiant's M-Trends Report 2016. In fact, the report finds that the median amount of time it takes to discover an attack in the region is 520 days.
Cisco has begun releasing updates for all ASA devices to patch them against a buffer overflow vulnerability that was targeted by leaked Equation Group attack tools. Attackers can exploit the flaw to gain remote control of ASA devices.
Australia's postal service is researching the use of the public cryptographic ledger known as blockchain for e-voting applications, but experts cast doubt on whether the approach would help resolve the many worries around internet voting.
If leading intelligence agencies can seemingly hack a wide variety of IT gear, what hope is there for enterprise security? Experts describe how organizations should respond to the recent dump of attack tools from the Equation Group, which is widely believed to be tied to the NSA.
Ransomware gangs increasingly target organizations - including hospitals and banks - that might be able to recover from such attacks, but not in a timely manner, says Verizon's Mark Rasch. Learn how well-honed incident response plans can help.
Ashley Madison, the extramarital online hookup service breached by attackers in 2015, has agreed to bolster its information security and data retention practices after regulators in Australia and Canada ruled that the site violated local privacy laws.
The surge in data breaches and the pervasiveness of malware, especially ransomware, has led to a surge in security technology startup firms, which makes it much tougher for CISOs to choose the right business partners in the overcrowded marketplace, argues Raimund Genes, CTO at Trend Micro.
Many organizations take months or years to discover they've been victimized by breaches because they lack experienced cybersecurity personnel, says employment researcher David Foote. The "maturing of the workforce" will take considerable time, he says in an interview.
In this video interview, Global Cyber Alliance CEO Phil Reitinger explains how the vastness and complexity of the internet creates cyber vulnerabilities, but one day those same characteristics, if used properly, could mitigate cyber threats.
Indian organisations are easy prey for Pakistani hackers who are defacing their websites and sometimes also blocking transactions. But law enforcement is finding it challenging to crack down on foreign hackers because of uncertainty over which Indian laws apply.
The Equation Group tools released by the Shadow Brokers have revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency has been able to decrypt any traffic sent using a Cisco PIX device. While Cisco no longer supports the devices, more than 15,000 remain in use.