Author: Bert Rankin

The idea of fileless malware has received a lot of attention lately, and with good reason. In its relatively short life, fileless malware has successfully infiltrated a number of financial and other institutions that are generally thought of as being very secure, and at least...

According to Gartner, the number of worldwide Internet-connected devices will grow to 11.4 billion by 2018. That’s an enormous number of new devices on our networks—and many, perhaps the majority of them, are extremely vulnerable to IoT malware attacks. Recently, self-propagating malware has infected IoT devices...

As we enter the final weeks before the April 15th tax filing deadline, we are once again seeing an increase in phishing scams aimed at stealing tax refunds. This year, cybercriminals are focusing a lot of effort on HR and financial teams. Sophisticated crime rings are...

When your company is under cyber attack — knowing your assailant’s next move can protect you from the next data breach. Wikipedia defines a cyber attack as " . . . any type of offensive maneuver employed by nation-states, individuals, groups, or organizations that targets computer information...

Businesses face a constantly increasing number of email-based attacks, and secure email gateways (SEG) are not always able to detect them. Augmenting your SEG with advanced malware protection is critical. Cybercriminals continue to use email as a primary attack vector. The sophistication of these attacks is...

As the instigators of many cybersecurity attacks, it’s critical to discover and defeat Droppers.   There’s been a lot of excitement lately about malware droppers. So just what are they, and why do we care? A dropper is malicious software whose main purpose is to install other...

There’s been a lot of freighting ransomware reports and statistics lately. But there is good news. At this year’s RSA security conference, Dr. Engin Kirda, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Lastline, discussed the Achilles heel of ransomware, and how this dangerous malware can be detected...