10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2015

Posted by Malcovery Security on Tue, Dec 30, '14

2014 was a non-stop year of hacks and headlines when cyber criminals pushed the limits of conventional security to the breaking point. From celebrity phishing to the White House network, Wall Street powerhouses to the corner Dairy Queen, no one was safe. What will we see in 2015 and how will we respond? In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 cybersecurity predictions for 2015.

Prediction #1: Password re-use attacks will increase.

It is well documented that following each major password dump by the criminals a wave of secondary “password guessing” attacks hits large enterprises. This process will gain prevalence and criminal tools will automate the “guess scanning” of any new password from any source, whether Breach, Malware, or Phishing.

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Black Hat USA Roundup: Our Favorite Stories from This Week’s Security Conference

Posted by Malcovery Security on Fri, Aug 8, '14

The infamous benchmark-setting security conference, Black Hat, completed its 17th year this week in Las Vegas. Here are a few of our favorite stories and tweets that came out of this year’s conference:

From the Web...

How (& why) feds killed a talk on Tor-hacking at Black Hat (exclusive)

Two Carnegie Mellon University researchers from the school’s Software Engineering Institute, or SEI,  were set to present an abstract on Tor at Black Hat today. Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord’s talk was to center on how adversaries could “de-anonymize hundreds of thousands Tor clients and thousands of hidden services within a couple of months,” and do so cheaply.

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Target’s CEO is Out - What That Means for You

Posted by Malcovery Security on Mon, May 5, '14

In case you haven’t heard the news that is everywhere this morning: Target CEO, Gregg Steinhafel, is stepping down following the major data breach that look place at the end of last year. The breach exposed the private data of customers and dramatically impacted results over the past few quarters. Target’s CIO was also recently released.

No one is surprised. But, everyone should be paying attention (not just interim CEO, John Mulligan).

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Defending against the Contrepreneur: When We know Better, We Do Better

Posted by Mike Perez on Fri, May 2, '14

Maya Angelou, one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time once said “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

The feelings in Dr. Angelou’s quote cut across many aspects of our lives -- how we once viewed things based on what we believed then and how we view those things now, from a more knowing perspective.  Doctors, “learned” in their times, once did things that today we would chuckle at or recoil from – “we need to bleed this person to make them better.”  Scary now, but not so then.  Thankfully, when they knew better, they did better.

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Starbucks Attack: Wake Up with Threat Intelligence

Posted by Malcovery Security on Fri, Apr 18, '14

If you’ve been monitoring cybersecurity news today, you might have seen a story about an email campaign that has been circulating, falsely representing the Starbucks brand. We can also confirm that we’ve been monitoring this activity in the Malcovery Spam Data Mine.

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Why Retail Security Breaches Keep Happening

Posted by Malcovery Security on Sun, Mar 9, '14

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10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2014

Posted by Malcovery Security on Tue, Dec 17, '13

Simultaneously frightening and fascinating, 2013 has brought about increase in threat levels, new types of threats and breakthrough technology to address those threats. What will 2014 bring? In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 cybersecurity predictions for 2014:

Prediction #1: DDOS is just getting warmed up.

While the Qassam Cyber Fighters are likely to experience diminishing returns using current BroBot methodology, the SpamHaus DDOS taught us that there is no safe place on the Internet against DDOS. Be sure to watch out for more advanced DDOS tools, as there is an increasing need for a more pro-active information sharing platform to break new attack groups sooner.  Be active and make sure to build your DDOS mitigation plan now. Make sure it includes a clear understanding of what your ISP is willing to do for you and how to engage law enforcement.  It is critical to have contingency contracts with anti-DDOS vendor.

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