Dark Reading

25 August 2019

  • Ransomware Trains Its Sights on Cloud Providers
    Ransomware writers are now targeting cloud service providers with network file encryption attacks as a way to hold hostage the maximum number of customers that they can, notes Chris Morales, head of security analytics for Vectra. He also discusses Vectra's new ransomware report, which offers tips for protecting against virtual hostage taking.
  • Qualys Launches Free App for IT Asset Discovery and Inventory
    Qualys's Chairman and CEO, Philippe Courtot talks about changes in the security landscape he's witnessed during the company's 20-year lifespan, as well as what motivated the vendor to give away its Global IT Asset Discovery and Inventory app for free.
  • IBM Announces Quantum Safe Encryption
    Techniques too tough for quantum computing solutions will be part of public cloud and tape storage encryption.
  • 80 Charged in Massive BEC Operation Bust
    A group of mostly Nigerian nationals attempted to steal $46 million through business email compromise and romance scams, the FBI reports.
  • Virtual World of Containers, VMs Creates New Security Challenges
    Containers, virtual machines, and the advent of DevOps as a software creation tool all put new pressures on organizations' security strength, according to Dan Hubbard, CEO of Lacework. Cloud's ability to offer scale, capacity, and processing power may even exacerbate the vulnerabilities unless properly managed, he adds.
  • VMware to Buy Carbon Black for $2.1B
    Virtual machine giant's big cloud move includes plans to shell out $2.7 billion in stock transactions for Pivotal Software.
  • Capital One Breach: What Security Teams Can Do Now
    Knowing the methods of the attacker, as laid out in the federal indictment, allow us to prevent similar attacks.

SecurityMagazine.com

25 August 2019

ThreatPost

25 August 2019