- AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction
- Symantec draws new security picture
- Heartbleed panic drives flood of enquiries to Symantec's Melbourne CA
- German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login
- JP Morgan to invest £150 million on boosting cyber security
The number of domains registered to carry out phishing attacks broke all records in the second half of 2013 and yet a huge proportion of this type of fraud can now be explained by a single country, China.
The Heartbleed flaw has claimed its first big-name victim with the hugely popular British Mumsnet site admitting that cyber-thieves have exploited the bug to compromise an unknown number of if its 1.5 million user accounts.
Skyhigh Networks, a firm that aims to help companies monitor their use of cloud services, has found that the average European enterprise uses 588 cloud services, many of them posing security threats and legal compliance issues.
What do Target, AOL, LivingSocial, Evernote, and Adobe have in common with one another? Answer: they were all victims of huge data breaches during 2013, part of a phenomenon that a new Symantec report calcuates has reached epidemic levels.
Check Point has announced the new version of its popular ZoneAlarm antivirus program which features a cloud sandbox technology designed to check email attachments for malware before they are opened.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.