In the News2018-08-28T22:23:08+00:00

9 disruptive security plays from RSAC 2019

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

RSA 2019 just finished last week, showcasing the latest cybersecurity technologies meant to tackle the increasing threats that continually plague organizations. Given the enormous and rising number of cyber breaches, it’s evident number of cyber threats is far outweighing the number of effective solutions. Right from the start, it’s not a level playing field. Companies must defend all fronts and [...]

MY TAKE: Memory hacking arises as a go-to tactic to carry out deep, persistent incursions

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Security News, Virsec in the News|

The Last Watchdog, by Byron V. Acohido, March 4, 2019; with comments by Satya Gupta In his article last week, Byron Acohido discusses how memory attacks have become a powerful new class of hacking method that sneaks past conventional IT security systems. Byron reports that companies have spent $216 billion on security products and services over the past two years, [...]

New Ursnif Bank Trojan Uses Fileless Infection To Steal Passwords & Remain Undetected

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Security News, Virsec in the News|

isBuzz, Information Security and Security Week, January 28, 2019, with comments by Ray DeMeo Fileless Ursnif Trojan hits unsuspecting banks A new Trojan variant called Ursnif is hitting banks, sneaking in under the radar and stealing users’ passwords and credentials. Researches wrote in a blog post that the Trojan uses a "fileless persistence, which makes it difficult for traditional anti-virus [...]

Shutdown Ramifications: It’s Affecting Contractor Staff Recruiting & Gives a “Welcome Mat” to Hackers

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Washington Exec and CBS News, January 18, 2019, with comments by Ray DeMeo Starting to Hurt Contractor Staff Recruiting, Retention In the midst of the ongoing government shutdown, those of us observing from the outside can clearly see the government is suffering from myopia. Each of the parties involved sees their own perspective with crystal clarity to the exclusion of [...]

The Biggest Cybercrime Threats of 2019

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Security News, Virsec in the News|

E-Commerce Times, January 11, 2019, with comments from Satya Gupta Cybercrime is becoming so costly it’s well on its way to becoming more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined. And it’s costly to organizations. By 2021, it’s estimated that cybercrime will cost the US $6 trillion, double its cost 4 years ago in 2015*. This [...]

Virsec Honored with Two 2018 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

American Security, January 7, 2019, with comments by Ray DeMeo Virsec has been recognized by American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program, the 2018 ‘ASTORS.’ The Virsec Security Platform, was selected as the 2018 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best ICS/SCADA Cyber Security and the Silver ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best IT Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution The ‘ASTORS’ program is specifically [...]

Cyber Extortion Email Threatens Bombs Across US, Causing Widespread Panic

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

As targeted victims faced cyber extortion demands for bitcoin, police departments forced to respond to bomb threats On Thursday, from New York to San Francisco, businesses, universities and news agencies across the country received emails trying to extort bitcoin from them to prevent the release of videos of a compromising sexual nature. Often in such cases, people want to keep [...]

Equifax breach report highlights multiple security failures

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Search Security, December 12, 2018, with comments by Satya Gupta; An Equifax breach report, based on a government investigation, blamed the incident on multiple security failures and concluded the breach was preventable. Equifax's own accountability in their data breach After a 14-month congressional investigation into the Equifax breach, the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has released its [...]

MY TAKE: Massive Marriott breach continues seemingly endless run of successful hacks

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Virsec in the News|

The Last Watchdog, 12/3/18, with comments from Satya Gupta; Target, Home Depot, Yahoo, Blue Cross, Marriott and more – familiar names to us that now all share being subjects of massive data breaches. The latest of Marriott’s, through Starwood hotels that Marriott merged with in 2016, is second in size only to Yahoo. Yahoo holds the record for the largest [...]