Author: Brian Laing

Corporations take extensive measures to monitor, detect, and stop malicious code from entering the enterprise via the Internet. But what about detecting malware that walks through your enterprise's front door and into your network—hidden in the devices that your employees, contractors, or delivery personnel are...

There’s a lot of buzz these days about cyberattack prediction. The U.S. federal government is keen to develop technologies that will not just detect but accurately predict cyberthreats. But they aren’t alone. The commercial sector is also ramping up their interest in cyberattack prediction. Although it...

Prediction, during a data breach or cyber attack would be extremely beneficial if security defenders knew their attacker’s next move. Armed with such information, administrators could take proactive measures to protect sensitive data, patch or update vulnerable software, bolster security settings, and block the attacker’s access and...

Home Depot agrees to pay $25 Million more as a result of their 2014 data breach. Earlier this month Home Depot reached an agreement to pay $25 million more to banks and credit unions as a result of the company’s massive 2014 data breach.  The $25...

Evidence continues to mount that most enterprises need to dramatically improve their cybersecurity. During the last few years, the majority of data breaches were first discovered by entities other than the affected organization—a clear indication that something is wrong. In 2015, research conducted by Intel1 found...

No longer can cybersecurity be relegated to the IT department. The developing trend is for the C-Suite to be held directly accountable for cyber breaches. According to Business Insider:  Yahoo’s massive data breach caused CEO, Marissa Mayer to forfeit her annual bonus of around $2 million...

Machine Learning is an important component in detecting advanced malware, but to be effective it must be well-grounded with known threat intelligence. Dr. Giovanni Vigna, Co-founder and CTO of Lastline, presented his thoughts regarding advanced malware protection at this year’s RSA conference in San Francisco. He...

Corporations are spending more than ever before on cybersecurity, yet security incidents are still increasing. Are the wrong products being implemented? Thales just released their fifth annual Data Threat Report. They polled over 1,000 senior IT security executives at large corporations. Sixty-eight percent of them...

Ransomware hits both individuals and businesses, but businesses are being targeted more than ever, and end up paying significantly higher ransoms—often tens of thousands of dollars. This week, Los Angeles Valley College disclosed that it paid $28,000 in ransom to hackers who had used malicious software...