Posts From Mo Moin

The U.S. State Department confirmed it suffered a data breach that exposed employee data; the breach affected the State Department’s unclassified email system. It’s not like the agency suddenly decided to tell the public about the breach, though. The incident

Ever since NIST submitted SP 800-63 Digital Identity Guidelines for review a few years ago, the computer security world has been debating the agency’s newest recommended password policies, which run starkly contrary to decades of previous advice. To read this

Hello, dedicated readers! My blog is back from a restful week’s vacation on Cape Cod and ready to tackle the falling leaves, changing temperatures, and cybersecurity issues of autumn. Back in August, I wrote a few blog posts about cybersecurity

The recently discovered vulnerability involving fax lines on HP multi-function devices, termed Faxploit, are a reminder of the importance of fundamental security practices. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story)

Most InfoSec professionals are firmly focused on prevention. We build systems and adopt tools to help safeguard against phishing attacks and ransomware and all the other myriad threats that businesses face on a daily basis. But what we often end

Just because you are surfing via Chrome doesn’t mean you opted to give up your privacy. But the years of being able to use Chrome without logging in are over. Chrome 69 came out at the start of September, shortly

You may not need a cautionary tale about opening email attachments, but this story is a reminder that you don’t have to be the biggest and most well-known company to become the victim of a targeted ransomware attack. Just look

Today’s industrial revolution is driven not by steam engines, machine-based automation and factory systems, but by the power of cloud, mobility and machine-based analytics. It’s an exciting time filled with opportunity—and risk. Digital transformation brings digital risk, and identity risk

In August 2018, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed the indictment of a North Korean spy, Park Jin Hyok, whom they claim was behind the hack against Sony and the creation and distribution of the WannaCry ransomware. The 170-plus-page

Analysis of the cost of cyberattacks often comes with a price tag attached. We regularly read reports highlighting the average and cumulative costs of data breaches, and those figures can be staggering, such as in a Juniper Research report that

Information security is the central political question of our times. Security pros know well that grappling with these issues requires us to develop a tough mental attitude, both individually and collectively. No amount of security mitigation matters if your despair

Is your Kodi secretly mining Monero? Yes, sadly some cyber thugs have weaponized the media streaming app by hiding malware in Kodi add-ons. Researchers discovered the first known malicious cryptomining campaign to be launched via the Kodi platform. There are

Fortinet’s new network access control (NAC) product line secures IoT environments. The security vendor also integrated IoT device visibility and control capabilities into its Security Fabric platform. The company acquired NAC vendor Bradford Networks earlier this summer, and today it’s

Don’t expect the pace of change to slow down in the cybersecurity industry. Even the so-called traditional protection methods will need to incorporate new technologies and methodologies. Many new cybersecurity programs will span multiple categories, or even resist neat categorizations

Recently, most of the organizations experienced severe downfall due to an undetected malware, Deeplocker, which secretly evaded even the stringent cyber security mechanisms. Deeplocker leverages the AI model to attack the target host by using indicators such as facial recognition,

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, announced that it has been named as the best ‘Anti-DDoS Solutions Vendor of the Year’ at Frost & Sullivan’s 15th annual 2018 Asia Pacific ICT