Is it wrong that accused Lizard Squad hacker Julius Kivimaki, a teenager who was convicted of 50,700 "instances of aggravated computer break-ins" attacks, gets to walk away without having to serve any jail time?
A "deliberate" denial-of-service attack against state-owned LOT Polish Airlines resulted in ground crews being unable to generate flight plans. The airline now says its systems were not hacked, but rather disrupted, and that all airlines face similar risks.
Attackers today continue to refine their distributed denial-of-service attack capabilities, delivering downtime on demand. The increase in attack effectiveness and volume demands new types of defenses, says Akamai's Richard Meeus.
The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit tackles digital business, a concept that blurs the physical and digital worlds, and requires organizations to reconsider how they approach IT security and risk management.
An army of 40,000 small office/home office routers have been exploited by automated malware. But who's responsible for devices being vulnerable: vendors for using well-known defaults; or distributors and IT managers for not locking them down?
Wanted: Hackers for hire. Or in British government parlance: "Committed and responsible individuals who have the potential to carry out computer network operations to keep the U.K. safe." Ready to apply?
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
The DNS infrastructure underlying the Internet is the map that both the good guys and bad guys need. Dr. Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, discusses DNS' impact on the security landscape.
DDoS attacks are easy to launch yet difficult to defend against. Margee Abrams of Neustar discusses the state of DDoS and how organizations can best defend against today's potentially damaging attacks.
Security experts advise banking institutions to take several steps, including enhancing authentication and ramping up commercial customer education, as a result of an increase in sophisticated online banking attacks involving a new variant of Dyre malware.
DDoS attackers have been targeting the popular code-sharing website GitHub. Security experts say the massive attacks appear to have originated from China and been designed to disrupt access to GitHub-hosted anti-censorship tools.
Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.
ENISA - the EU agency responsible for bolstering European cybersecurity practices - is calling on Internet infrastructure providers to adopt best practices for combatting routing threats, DNS spoofing and poisoning attacks, as well as DDoS disruptions.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.