Tag Archives: phishing

Verizon Report Provides In-Depth Look at US Public Sector’s Mobile Device Security

Verizon Mobile Security Index 2021 report

A Verizon report has found that 48 percent of public sector respondents whose organizations had suffered a compromise involving a mobile device said the effects of the breach were major. Public sector organizations cited loss of data, increased risk to employee safety and disruption of operations as the top three consequences of a breach they were concerned about.

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Zscaler Report Finds 260% Rise in Attacks via Encrypted Channels; Deepen Desai Quoted

Deepen Desai CISO and VP Zscaler

A new report from Zscaler has found a 260 percent increase in encryption-based threats during the first nine months of 2020. Zscaler's threat research team analyzed 6.6B encrypted threats delivered through Secure Sockets Layer channels between January and September and found that health care was the most targeted industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by finance and insurance, manufacturing, government and services sectors.

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Anomali Warns Federal Contractors of Online Bidding-Themed Phishing Schemes

Researchers from Anomali's research arm have identified a malicious server linked to two phishing campaigns that try to deceive government contractors to send sensitive information to threat actors. Anomali Labs said Monday its researchers detected on Feb. 23 the online bidding-themed phishing schemes, which lead contractors to fake landing pages mimicking the Department of Labor and the Department of Transportation's eProcurement portal.

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Accenture Report: First Half of 2017 Saw Increased Use of Deception Tactics, Rise in Ransomware

A new report from Accenture's security business has found that organizations have experienced a rise in ransomware attacks and use of phishing campaigns and deception tactics such as steganography, anti-analysis code and command-and-control servers during the first half of 2017. The 2017 Cyber Threatscape Report is based on research and analysis …

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SAP NS2's Mark Testoni: AI Could Help Prevent Cyber Attacks Through Threat Classification

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said artificial intelligence could help block cyber attacks through classification of network threats, CSO reported Friday. “An AI has supervised learning capabilities using neural networks for entity and pattern recognition for intrusion detection systems and event forensics applications,“ Testoni told CSO's …

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LookingGlass Intros Automated Security Appliance

LookingGlass Cyber Solutions has rolled out a zero-touch security appliance offering designed to help users operationalize threat intelligence into an organization’s network. The company said Tuesday the ScoutShield Threat Intelligence Gateway offers malware and phishing protection along with a capacity to quarantine already-compromised devices to prevent contact with command-and-control servers. ScoutShield also works …

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