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Shedding light on the Deep & Dark Web: Bringing risk intelligence to bear for business benefit

Olivia Rowley,
Flashpoint Analyst

Beyond the accessible surface of the open web, anonymous users exchange illegal goods and plan criminal activities away from prying eyes. Known as the Deep & Dark Web, these covert regions of the Internet are unindexed by search engines and far greater in volume than the open web. Here, among the forum chatter of cybercriminals and other adversaries, emerging threats ... Read More »

Imperva Insider Threats Study Finds More than Half of IT Security Professionals Are Concerned About Careless Users Putting Data at Risk

Imperva, Inc., committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the results of a survey of 310 IT security professionals taken at the Infosecurity Europe trade show.  The survey found that when it comes to insider threats, over half (58 percent) of IT security professionals were deeply concerned, not primarily about malicious users, but ... Read More »

Gartner Says Four Vectors Are Transforming the Security Software Market

The security software market is undergoing a dramatic transformation due to four key developments, according to Gartner, Inc. The use of advanced analytics, expanded ecosystems, adoption of software as a service (SaaS) and managed services, and the prospect of punitive regulations are causing enterprises to rethink their security and risk management software requirements and investments. “The overall security market is ... Read More »

Why business risk intelligence comes before digital risk monitoring

Josh Lefkowitz, CEO,
Flashpoint

Everyone remembers the social media boom of the mid-2000s. While social networks such as MySpace and Friendster already existed and had fledgling ad revenue models, it wasn’t until the emergence of Twitter, Facebook’s acquisition of FriendFeed, and the development of tools such as HubSpot and HootSuite that businesses began to take social media seriously as a digital channel. Then, as ... Read More »

New survey shows 78% of eCommerce websites at risk

Security scans performed on 60,000 Magento websites, the most popular e-commerce platform, show that 78% are missing critical security patches, while 5% are confirmed to have payment card data harvesting malware stealing their customer details. The scans were carried out, in the last week, using Foregenix’s free online scanner, WebScan. The findings follow a number of high profile breaches of ... Read More »

IT Pros Don’t Change Their Passwords – Oh, the Irony

You are probably sick and tired of your IT team banging on about changing your passwords regularly, but there is no one to chase the IT team to change their own privileged passwords (admin, root and such). We assume they follow their own advice but ironically, the majority (55%) of IT professionals make end users change their passwords more often than ... Read More »

Blockchain and Risk

Mike Small,
KuppingerCole

A blockchain is a data structure, originally used by bitcoin, that maintains a growing list of transaction records in a way that is extremely resistant to tampering.  This technology is seen by many as the basis for creating distributed ledgers for a wide range of applications.  But what are the risks associated with the use of this technology? Distributed ledgers ... Read More »

Bitcoin startup Coinkite closes wallet service due to “BS” of DDoS attacks, dealing with lawyers

It would appear that much of Coinkite’s decision to get out of the online Bitcoin wallet business was due to the company constantly dealing with harassment, with a blog post announcing the move describing that they had been under constant Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks over the last three years, and that they had also had to deal with ... Read More »

Clark County water district hit with cyber attack

The Clark County Water Reclamation District has been hit with a cyber-attack but officials say operations haven’t been disrupted and no customer or employee information was hacked. The agency said in a statement Monday that its computer system was attacked late Friday night. Computers were shut down as a precaution but operations at all seven treatment facilities and customer service ... Read More »

Security Professionals Sick of Stupid Users, Bromium Finds

Bromium, the micro-virtualisation specialists from California, have just released the results of a survey conducted at RSA 2016 with some surprising results. Users take note! Asking 100 security professionals whether users were causing them the most headaches in their work, 70% of respondents replied “yes” – a pretty conclusive answer. What’s more Bromium have completed similar surveys in previous year ... Read More »