New Video: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal


The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. By Bob Gourley.

IDG Contributor Network: Cyber crime as a service forces changes in information security

Network World

Just use Google to learn how to access the Dark Web, and you can find hackers who, for a price, are more than happy to write malware, create highly effective spear phishing campaigns and develop bogus websites for harvesting login credentials. But for organizations still maturing their defensive measures, here’s what the transformation of cyber crime into an industry means for how you approach information security. Cyber crime has been commercialized.

Our Views On Automating Cyber Defense Including Malware Removal and Return to a Known Good State


With changes in technology, enterprise cyber security professionals can now leverage automated in-line response and recovery to enhance security. We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley.

Video Shows What To Do When Your Cyber Adversaries Are Automating


The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. By Bob Gourley.

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Information Risk: How to Manage the Company’s Demand for Your Services


Information security teams face an unprecedented level of demand for their services right now. The strain on the time and resources of information security teams is understandable ( as Yahoo can attest ), and even though their companies are stumping up money, information security budget growth is slowing. Automating operations and governance activities offers the best chance to meet information security demands.

How to Remove Malicious Code, Malware from Websites?


Information Technology Blog - - How to Remove Malicious Code, Malware from Websites? Information Technology Blog. So, if you want to make sure your website is clean get a website scan for security vulnerabilities with the following tools. Malware. Security badge.

The Era of Security Breaches

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A full 85% of all data-related security breaches today are masterminded by organized crime, according to a 2010 Verizon Data Breach research report. Security experts are warning of a rise in spear phishing attacks. Guest post by Gary Loveland and Nalneesh Gaur.

The Importance of an Online Encryption Policy


IBM’s latest Cyber Security Intelligence index report shows that: 1.5 There is a 12% year-to-year increase in security events to educate and inform organizations. There are 91,765,453 security events annually. It covers the systematic data management of the company and can also be referred to as information security policy standards when working in an on-premise, cloud, or a hybrid-computing environment.

Prepare for The Cyber Threat : What Executives Need to Know to Manage Risk


Available data suggest that 84% of corporations have malware on their networks. Conducting a holistic review of the organization to identify areas of vulnerability and improve network security is a proactive measure that no organization should overlook. Contact us for more information.

Malware and Antivirus Systems for Linux


Each computer system may have a malware or viruses, including Linux. In order to better understand antivirus programs, it may be beneficial to firstly understand the malware itself. Although Linux is a highly secure operating system, you can still find viruses on it.

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How To Use The AWS API With S3 Buckets In Your Pen Test

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Rather than expose our own infrastructure, or perhaps because we are simulating malware functionality in which files are downloaded from a server on the internet, we want to put those payloads and files on an S3 bucket that we control.

InfoSec Policies and Standards: Some strategic context for those just diving into this world


Organizations are giving more priority to development of information security policies, as protecting their assets is one of the prominent things that needs to be considered. So an organization makes different strategies in implementing a security policy successfully. An information security policy provides management direction and support for information security across the organization. Policies can be enforced by implementing security controls.

Self-Audits | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

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However, in information security, I believe we should embrace audits and advocate for them. Now, before you think I’m crazy — hear me out, because it’s important and here’s why: Security Audits Find Red Flags. Security audits are the same thing.

Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment


Information Technology Blog - - Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment - Information Technology Blog. A chief information security officer for reviewing network architecture. Privacy officer to help with locating personally identifiable information.

Security vs Compliance | Hacking In To Cybersecurity

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Our previous posts in this series have focused on informing you, the reader, on how to land a job in the cybersecurity career field , but we’re going to switch gears in this episode and talk about something that every security professional needs to understand: Does Compliance equal Security? So, we’ll often see controls that are written like: “The organization employs technologies to protect hosts from malware.” Security Defined.

Israeli soldiers hit in cyberespionage campaign using Android malware

Network World

More than 100 members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the majority of them stationed around the Gaza strip, fell victim to a cyberespionage attack that used malicious Android applications to steal information from their mobile devices. The attack campaign started in July and continues to date, according to researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab, who cooperated in the investigation with the IDF Information Security Department.

Invincea Announces 54 New Enterprise Customers for Its Flagship Enterprise Solution, $8.1M in Advanced Research Contracts for Its Labs Division


the market leader in the use of secure virtual containers for user protection against advanced cybersecurity threats, today announced accelerated momentum and major milestones, including: The company added 54 new enterprise customers over the past two quarters across major industry verticals including retail, hospitality, casinos and gaming, energy, financial services, healthcare, transportation, defense industrial, high tech, oil and gas, and federal and state government. By Bob Gourley.

Game Change: Three Reasons Why #SonyHack Will Change Security


The White House declares it’s a national security issue and leaks intelligence that North Korea is behind the attack. See the interview here: Tactics Not Malware Are the Story. Most corporate hacks we see are focused on either customer data (credit cards, medical records, social security numbers, passwords, bank account information, email addresses) or company proprietary documents. This is not to say the exploits or the malware were sophisticated — they are not.

When Big Data Changed Security - Chuck's Blog

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An IT industry insiders perspective on information, technology and customer challenges. When Big Data Changed Security. This morning, EMC announced a new landmark product: RSA Security Analytics. Information has quickly become the most critical enterprise asset. 

Fed Tech Roundup December 2


Malware, ransomware twice as likely to hit state, local networks - Federal Spending on Information Security to Reach $11 Billion by 2020. Wins Contract in Support of DoD Information Analysis Center Program. News DHS invincea IRS Malware ZuckerbergThe following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker.

The Best Free Antivirus Software for Windows 7-10


Information Technology Blog - - The Best Free Antivirus Software for Windows 7-10 - Information Technology Blog. In any case, the sudden rise of the substantial scale ransomware disease demonstrated to us some unquestionable security escape clauses in Microsoft’s fan top choice.

5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Network World

The high-water line in information security gets higher each year. Although that kind of malware has been around for years, the current model of encrypting user files to hold data hostage came about just recently. Just as we think we’ve finally figured out how to defend against attacks, then attackers come up with something new and we are right back to trying to figure out what to do next. For example, ransomware has surged in the last year.

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Invincea Integrates Cloud Analysis and Enterprise Response Capabilities at the Endpoint


Invincea Redefines Endpoint Security with Integrated Endpoint, Cloud Analysis and Enterprise Response Capabilities. Our enterprise deployment of Invincea has greatly reduced our end user risk exposure,” said Christopher Walsh, FVP and Information Security Officer, Bank Leumi.

Invincea Names Former Verizon Terremark CISO as Chief Operating Officer


Norm Laudermilch Brings 25 Years of Technical and Executive Experience Spanning Fortune 50 Companies and Security Startups. GARTNER SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT, NATIONAL HARBOR, MD —June 23, 2014 – Invincea, Inc., For more information, visit [link]. Cyber Security

How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Scanning Tool for Your Business


Information Technology Blog - - How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Scanning Tool for Your Business - Information Technology Blog. To be noted is the fact that a vulnerability scanner is as important as a malware scanner today. Networking Security

OASIS Advances Automated Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing with STIX, TAXII, CybOX


Editor's note: We saw the press release below from OASIS and wanted to share it with you since it covers some of the most important information sharing standards in the community today, STIX, TAXII and Cybox. Three foundational cyber security specifications, STIX, TAXII, and CybOX, are now being advanced through the international open standards process at OASIS. Security professionals are overwhelmed and simply don’t have time for analyzing data in disparate formats.

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Invincea Platform Enhances Large-Scale Enterprise Deployments With FreeSpace 4.0 and Invincea Management Service 2.1 Releases


the market leader for user protection against advanced cybersecurity threats through the use of secure virtual containers, today announced updates to the Invincea platform with the general availability of FreeSpace™ 4.0 Cyber Security By Bob Gourley.

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Continuous Monitoring for Real-Time Compliance


Information Technology Blog - - Continuous Monitoring for Real-Time Compliance - Information Technology Blog. Protecting information has to be a top priority. Security first compliance approach. This approach commences with securing your environment. Security

RSA Conference 2015 – San Francisco 20-24 April 2015


Offering five full days of educational training from experienced industry practitioners, the RSA Conference is widely regarded as one of the world''s leading forums for enterprises and technical information security professionals. As the 2015 theme suggests, info security is an ever-changing industry. In order to stay ahead of threats, you need to challenge today’s security thinking. 23 in all, along with new tracks like C-Suite, Identity and Securing the Ecosystem.

How flexible should your infosec model be?

Network World

Security is a top priority at the Bank of Labor , but the financial institution updates its formal information security policy only once a year, maybe twice, regardless of what's happening in the ever-changing threat landscape. That's not to say that the union bank ignores emerging threats such as new malware variants or phishing schemes, says Shaun Miller, the bank's information security officer.

IDG Contributor Network: How to avoid falling for the W-2 phishing scam

Network World

Multiple times each year, LinkedIn feeds and information security forums light up with examples of the latest and greatest versions of phishing attacks. Most recently the hot stories have been about a simple targeted request that avoids links, attachments, and malware, plays friendly with email filters, and appears extremely urgent to the recipient. While this blog is nominally mine, I don’t come up with ideas in a vacuum.

Top Tech Websites 2019


Information Technology Blog - - Top Tech Websites 2019 - Information Technology Blog. Thus it is essential to always stay on top of news and information, whether it be by newsletter, following RSS feeds and blogs, tutorials or going back to school. Security Tech Blogs.

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The BYOD Problem

Cloud Musings

To an employer, however, that smart device is nothing more than a dagger posed to rip apart every shred of corporate security. Security (39%) and employee privacy (12%) are the biggest inhibitors of BYOD adoption. Everyone wants their device of choice right there next to them 24/7.

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Twitter locks some accounts after passwords exposed

Network World

The company said the information was not obtained from a hack of its servers, and speculated that the information may have been gathered from other recent breaches, malware on victim machines that are stealing passwords for all sites, or a combination of both. “In Accounts with direct password exposure were locked and require a password reset by the account owner,” Twitter’s Trust & Information Security Officer, Michael Coates said in a blog post on Friday.

Tech Blogs – Best Must Read Tech Resources 2019


Information Technology Blog - - Tech Blogs – Best Must Read Tech Resources 2019 - Information Technology Blog. Thus it is essential to always stay on top of news and information, whether it be by newsletter, following RSS feeds and blogs, tutorials or going back to school.