PandaLabs, the antimalware laboratory at Panda Security, reported recently that 40 percent of all fake antivirus (also known as 'rogueware') strains ever produced were created in the past year.
Cyber Monday is a term originally coined in 2005, when upon returning to the office after the extended Thanksgiving break, consumers hit their company’s high-speed Internet to start online shopping for the holidays. While most consumers these days now have high-speed Internet available to them at home (or on their phone, or at their local coffee house) Cyber Monday has quickly become its own “holiday of shopping.”
- By Bradley Anstis
- Nov 23, 2010
The platform will offer users broad situational awareness through its real-time single interface that will display relevant information about critical systems in buildings and campus infrastructures, including extensive tactical information.
Increasing levels of cyber crime, numerous regulatory and compliance requirements, and an explosion in usage of consumer devices and applications in the workplace will drive organizational investments in security solutions in 2011, according to Unisys security experts.
New research commissioned by Webroot, the first Internet security service company, shows companies are becoming more vigilant when it comes to their employees' use of social networking sites.
More organizations now rate information security an upper level priority compared to two years ago, according to the Eighth Annual Global Information Security Trends study released recently by CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the IT industry.
McAfee, Inc. recently unveiled its McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2010, which uncovered that average daily malware growth has reached its highest levels, with an average of 60,000 new pieces of malware identified per day, almost quadrupling since 2007.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released an updated version of a computer system testing tool that can cut costs by more efficiently finding flaws. A tutorial on using the tool accompanies the new release.
One of the most persistent and critical issues affecting the information security community is a lack of data about security incidents. To help advance understanding of information security risk industrywide, Verizon is launching the VERIS community website, which is designed to collect and share information about security incidents that are voluntarily and anonymously reported by participating organizations around the globe.
Andrew Jaquith, who will be based in Boston, will spearhead the company's technology strategy.
The latest study by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ID Experts, finds that data breaches of patient information cost healthcare organizations nearly $6 billion annually, and that many breaches go undetected.
Employees in the United States plan to spend less time shopping online from a work-supplied computer this holiday season than they did a year ago, but more of them are engaging in risky online behavior, according to the third annual “Shopping on the Job: ISACA’s Online Holiday Shopping and Workplace Internet Safety Survey.”
An increasingly mobile workforce, cloud computing and social networking all pose significant threats to organizations' information security programs, according to the 13th annual Ernst & Young Global Information Security Survey.
Viruses, Trojans, data-stealing malware, and data leaks were rated as big IT concerns among small businesses, according to Trend Micro's 2010 corporate end user survey, which included 1,600 end users in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan.
Americans feel their home computers are protected from viruses, malware and hackers but that confidence does not translate to their mobile devices with 87 percent of people surveyed reporting they feel safer going online with their PCs than with their phones, according to the 2010 National Cyber Security Alliance -- Norton by Symantec Online Safety Study released recently.
Technical and economic factors are driving companies to pursue Cloud-based activities, according to a survey administered at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 by KPMG.
Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research conducted in August by Unisys Corp.
Symantec Corp. recently announced the publication of its October MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Analysis reveals that targeted attacks have increased significantly since they were first discovered five years ago from one to two attacks per week in 2005 to 77 attacks per day in October.
The world’s most heavily trafficked web domain, .COM, is now the riskiest, according to McAfee’s fourth annual Mapping the Mal Web report released recently. Fifty-six percent of all risky sites end in .COM.
In its latest edition of the Application Usage and Risk Report, Palo Alto Networks draws attention to several realities that typically fall outside of the approved enterprise communications mechanisms.