cyber security

Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Rats in Your Walls RAT attacks are a high profile cyber-threat. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are a category of malware that make good on their acronym: just like a real life rodent scurrying through your walls, RATs have access to your private digital space—they are invisible intruders given access to your things. The difference is,…

Americans Suffer from Pervasive ‘Cyber Insecurity’: Accenture

Americans Suffer from Pervasive ‘Cyber Insecurity’: Accenture

There is a pervasive sense of “cyber insecurity” among Americans, says Accenture. The company’s assessment is the result of an online survey it commissioned of 3,469 online users. Thirty percent of respondents said they had been victims of digital crime, and 65 percent said they were not confident in law enforcement agencies’ ability to investigate…

Microsoft Cites Security in Announcing Halt to Windows 7 Support

Microsoft Cites Security in Announcing Halt to Windows 7 Support

Microsoft has been trying to get users to upgrade from Windows 7 for years, and with Windows 10 now available the company appears ready to really pull the plug. As BetaNews reports, an announcement on the official German website for Microsoft says that in 2020, the company will put a permanent halt to all Windows 7…

IBM Watson Turns to Cyber Crime Sleuthing

IBM Watson Turns to Cyber Crime Sleuthing

“Watson for Cyber Security complements other sophisticated offerings in IBM’s digital security portfolio, including IBM Trusteer Pinpoint Detect, a system that uses machine learning and behavioral biometrics to scan for threats from connected users…” IBM has adopted its famous Watson artificial intelligence program for digital security, and already has 40 clients on board for a…

Yahoo Reveals Much Worse Hack Attack Than Expected

Yahoo Reveals Much Worse Hack Attack Than Expected

Yahoo’s data breach is much worse than expected. Reports emerged earlier this week that the company was preparing to confirm a hack attack that first came to light this past summer when certain credentials of about 200 million users were put up for sale online. Now, Yahoo has revealed that roughly half a billion accounts…

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Organizers Urge Users to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Organizers Urge Users to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

America’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month is coming up, and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), with support from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are launching a global awareness campaign to help users stay secure online. It’s called STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Among the campaign’s core messages are advisories…

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has announced six new initiatives to promote identity security. One project will see the development of a new registration and authentication system for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program, while another aims to create…

Safran Identity & Security Announces Support for ECSO-European Commission PPP

Safran Identity & Security Announces Support for ECSO-European Commission PPP

Safran Identity & Security has announced its support for the European Cyber Security Organization‘s (ECSO) public-private partnership with the European Commission. The company’s support is very much called for—it’s a founding member of the ECSO, and a major player in the digital security market in Europe and around the world. Moreover, Safran Identity & Security’s…

Malware Designed to Mimic Behavioral Biometrics

Malware Designed to Mimic Behavioral Biometrics

A new piece of malware is designed to overcome the behavioral biometrics technology that is increasingly popular among financial services organizations, reports Softpedia. It’s the latest version of Gozi, malware code that first emerged last year, and it’s already targeting organizations like BNP Paribas, ING Bank, PayPal, and more in countries including Japan, Poland, and…

MWC Shanghai: Sensory’s AppLock Reveals Users’ Biometrics Habits

MWC Shanghai: Sensory’s AppLock Reveals Users’ Biometrics Habits

Day two of MWC Shanghai brought with it the Cyber Security session moderated by Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics. Dealing with topics of best practices, network infrastructure, 5G, and of course biometrics, the session brought together security industry leaders from around the world. Among the presenters was Todd Mozer, CEO of biometric software company Sensory,…

Enterprise, IT Customers Invited to Test Windows Defender ATP

Enterprise, IT Customers Invited to Test Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft’s Windows is inviting enterprise customers and IT professionals to test out the preview version of its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service. Announced earlier this year, Windows Defender ATP builds on the security technology of Windows 10’s Windows Hello system, adding further defensive features such as “behavioral sensors” to detect potential threats based on aggregate…

Equiniti Partners with CSIT to Explore Biometric Security

Equiniti Partners with CSIT to Explore Biometric Security

Business technology provider Equiniti has forged a new partnership with Belfast’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), a major hub for academic research on cyber-security. In announcing the new partnership, Equiniti highlighted the increasing importance of digital security now and going forward, asserting in a statement that digital threats are “the biggest risk facing public…

Morpho Appoints Digital Security & Authentication VP

Morpho Appoints Digital Security & Authentication VP

Morpho (Safran) has appointed a new Executive Vice President for its Digital Security and Authentication division. Olivier Méaux is now taking over for Jacques Pantin, who has become the company’s special advisor in charge of cybersecurity, according to a press release. Méaux brings with him a wealth of experience in the digital and IT sectors. In…

New Data from NuData Highlights Value of Behavioral Analytics

New Data from NuData Highlights Value of Behavioral Analytics

NuData Security has announced some new findings on online fraud trends. The findings are particularly relevant in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches. One of the online security solutions company’s main findings is that account takeover is a more pervasive form of online fraud than credit card fraud; and in a sense it could be…

MasterCard Invests $20 Million in Cyber Security

MasterCard Invests $20 Million in Cyber Security

MasterCard has announced that it’s going to be investing over $20 million to improve its cyber security. Speaking in a press release, the company’s President of North American Markets, Chris McWilton, noted that “progress is being made with the move to EMV and mobile payments,” but emphasized that the company’s “continued investments reinforce the efforts…