Trustwave Report: Malware Continues to Exploit Unsecured Vendor Access

Unsecured remote access accounted for 29.7% of network compromises in 2016, more than double than the year prior, according to findings from the Trustwave Global Security Report.

Source: 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report

The number of incidents in corporate and internal network environments increased from 41% in 2015 to 43% in 2016, indicating companies need to review and improve network security controls to ensure their data is guarded against cyber-attacks.… Read on

Recovering from the PetyaWrap Ransomware Attack & Preparing for Whatever’s Next

Businesses that fail to secure their networks from known exploits will continue to be targeted by malware attacks. Yesterday, those who didn’t learn this lesson during the recent WannaCry fiasco got a malicious reminder to regularly update network security and patch their OS.… Read on

[INFOGRAPHIC] NETWORK SECURITY: PREPARE FOR HUMAN ERROR

Are user credentials sufficient for secure authentication? 

No. The use of user credentials (username and password) by itself presents a high risk of unauthorized access and is no longer a viable option for secure authentication.

Is two-factor authentication the solution?Read on

RAT infestation? The threat of Remote Access Trojans on Android devices

The return of the SpyNote RAT as a fake Netflix app in late January gave notice that Remote Access Trojans may be the next large scale cyber threat.  Originally surfaced in the summer of 2016, SpyNote is a robustly featured malware that gives its owners remote administrative control of the Android device on which it is installed.… Read on

EU Data Protection reform and its implications on remote access

EU Data Protection DirectiveIn December 2015 the EU Commission put forward a reform of Data protection regulation that aims to “to make Europe fit for the digital age.” The regulation will take effect on May 25, 2018.

“And so what?” you might ask. I contend that this regulation will have much more impact on society worldwide than the effect of the Millennium challenge, Y2K.… Read on