24 May 2019

Maturing the Cyber Threat Intelligence Field into a Discipline

My background is in operational intelligence. I started my career as a naval intelligence officer working the dynamic problems of operational fleets in real-world, ours-vs-theirs situations. I later worked joint and allied military intelligence, but still in that operational side of the field, trying to figure out what might happen

Read More
24 May 2019

Trump doubts US needs to send more troops to Middle East

Even though the US Department of Defense is considering to send extra troops to the Middle East as a result of escalating tensions with Iran, President Donald Trump on Thursday stated that he doesn’t think those troops will be needed. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that his department is

Read More
24 May 2019

High-risk behaviors expose most travelers to cyber risks

A new IBM report exposes a disturbing discrepancy between the cyber threat perceptions of travelers and the actual risks resulting from their behavior while on the road. While just 40% of respondents think it likely that cybercriminals may target them when they are traveling, 70% of people are not doing

Read More
24 May 2019

NATO Warns Russia of ‘Full Range’ of Responses to Cyberattack

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday warned adversaries that the alliance “can and will use the full range of capabilities at our disposal” to respond to cyberattacks. This week, elections for the European Parliament are held in all EU member states, which has European governments worried about Russian hacking and

Read More
24 May 2019

Most security pros have considered quitting due to a lack of resources

Almost three in four (72%) security professionals have thought about quitting their jobs over a lack of resources at their organization. Almost eight out of ten (79%) companies suffer from skills and or technology shortages. The survey also shows that infosec pros actually list security staff shortages (50%) and security

Read More
24 May 2019

Assange Hit with New 18-Count Indictment

The US Department of Justice has produced a new 18-count indictment charging Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with illegally obtaining classified information and publishing this through his organization. The previous indictment, which is superseded by this one, charged him with conspiracy to break into a Pentagon computer system. The exposed information comprises

Read More
24 May 2019

US Officials Say Foreign Election Hacking Is Inevitable

The US intelligence officials on Wednesday warned that election hacking by foreign threat actors as an inevitability that needs to be accepted, while the real focus of the government’s defensive efforts should be on making systems resilient enough to rule out catastrophic consequences. While addressing a House Oversight and Reform

Read More
24 May 2019

Samsung deepfake AI could fabricate a video clip of you from a single photo

Samsung has developed new artificial intelligence (AI) technology capable of generating deepfake videos based on as little as a single photograph. Deepfakes are fabricated images or videos showing individuals saying and doing things they never said or did. Because deepfakes are hard to distinguish from actual footage, they can be

Read More
24 May 2019

Russian Nation-State Hacking Unit’s Tools Get More Fancy

New research by ESET shows that the notorious Russian hacking group Fancy Bear (aka APT28, Sofacy, STRONTIUM, Sednit group) is rapidly increasing the sophistication of the cyber-espionage tools in its arsenal. The study found that Zebrocy malware, a key tool in Fancy Bear attack campaigns, contains over 30 commands to

Read More
24 May 2019

Researcher publishes Windows zero-days for the third day in a row

On Thursday, Windows exploit developer “SandboxEscaper” once again released new zero-day exploits on her GitHub account. SandboxEscaper already released a zero-day on Tuesday and then two more exploits Wednesday, although it turns out one of the latter had already been patched by Microsoft. One of the new flaws is a

Read More