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Does cyber insurance make us more (or less) secure?

Underwriting cyber risk remains more art than science, but in the absence of regulation, cyber insurance might still be the best hope for improving cybersecurity practices across the board — at least for now.

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How hackers use spam to maximize the impact of a cyber attack?

‘Spam’ is unsolicited email sent in massive quantities simultaneously to numerous users, generally trying to advertise or publicize certain products or services.

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Malware in attachment? Stop them before they hit your organization's security

Malware authors are continuously experimenting and employing new tactics to disguise their malware into email attachment. The key objective is to make the email look “normal” and “non-suspicious”, which will prompt the recipient to open the attachment without any suspicion.

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Spotted unusual activity on network: Here's what to do next

Just like the physical world, prevention is better than cure and in the case of the cyber world, having the proper defence in place goes a long way in securing an enterprise network.

Police cracks the whip on world's largest DDoS marketplace

A joint operation by law enforcement agencies around the world has shut down webstresser.org, which launched 4 million DDoS attacks and targeted banks, governments and enterprises. 

10 tips to minimize IoT security vulnerabilities

Online Trust Alliance spells out best practices for testing, purchasing, networking and updating IoT devices to make them and the enterprise more secure.

The clearer the CSO role, the easier to get budget approved: Mushtaq Ahmed, CSS Corp

For an organization to be secure from any cyber threats, investments should be made in technology, people, and policy, says Mushtaq Ahmed of CSS Corp.

Trend Micro detects and blocks 3.4mn high-risk email threats in 2017

Cloud App Security managed to detect over 50,000 ransomware and 3,000 BEC threats in the last three quarters of 2017.

8 security tools and tips for journalists

Journalists have a giant red target on their backs. How can we defend ourselves?

Healthcare attacks, fileless malware, cryptocurrency mining on a rise: Report

The McAfee reports shows that healthcare experiences 211 percent increase in disclosed security incidents in 2017.

The Mirai botnet explained: How teen scammers and CCTV cameras almost brought down the internet

Mirai took advantage of insecure IoT devices in a simple but clever way. It scanned big blocks of the internet for open Telnet ports, then attempted to log in default passwords. In this way, it was able to amass a botnet army.

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Fortinet threat landscape report reveals attacks per firm increased by 82 percent

Swarm Cyberattacks Target the Internet of Things (IoT) with Growing Intensity.