Business

Securing Victoria Secret’s Secrets —Defending Data and Operations to Support Global Fashion Brands

You’ve probably heard of Victoria’s Secret. And Calvin Klein, Gap, Lands’ End, Marks & Spencer, and Tommy Hilfiger. But you may have never heard of Brandix, one of the largest apparel suppliers to these and other top retail fashion brands. Sri Lanka’s largest apparel exporter, the Brandix Group employs approximately 48,000 people across 42 sites …

Business

Head of Security Operations Talks About His “Leap of Faith” Hiring McAfee Resident Support

Serving more than seven million clients and members, The Desjardins Group is the largest financial cooperative in Canada. Its employees like to say that it provides the gamut of financial services “from birth to death.” To protect the Group’s geographically dispersed network of 47,600 employees and 70,000 endpoints (including more than 8,000 servers), Christian Gauthier, …

Business

Interview with IS Director on Building a “Game Changing” Threat Defense Architecture

Director of Information Security Simon Brown oversees information security for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), one of the world’s largest retailers of beverage alcohol. LCBO operates 650 brick-and-mortar retail stores plus ecommerce and mobile storefronts across the Canadian province. The adaptable threat defense infrastructure that Brown and his very small IS team have …

Business

Cerber Ransomware Is Now Capable of Stealing Browser Passwords, Bitcoin Wallet Data

Adam Wosotowsky contributed to the blog. Threats are evolving, especially ransomware. Cerber ransomware, one of the most powerful strains out there, is no exception. The threat used to be a pretty run-of-the-mill ransomware, infecting devices through various social engineering techniques and encrypting files on an infected computer and demanding a ransom to restore them, but now, …

Business

Tightening Web Security Defenses at WNS Global Services

As head of business technology at WNS Global Services, a worldwide business process management company, Amit Khanna knows a thing or two about security on a massive scale. With more than 20,000 endpoints in 46 delivery centers across four continents, WNS is on constant guard to protect sensitive corporate and client data and defend against web-borne malware. Regulatory compliance is also a huge concern. “Our goal …

Business

With McAfee ENS, Swedish Town Gains More Secure Environment Requiring Less Work

For Jens Lindström, who oversees security operations for Norrköpings Kommun, a Swedish town of 140,000 inhabitants, ransomware was becoming his nemesis. “With the increasing pace of ransomware attacks, I was beginning to imagine a day in the not-too-far-off future when all my time would be dedicated to dealing with ransomware attacks,” he muses. “Thankfully, we …

Business

New Ransomware Adjusts Its Price Based Off Where You Live

Discovered on Exploit, a Russian hacking forum, a new kind of RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service) portal named Fatboy Ransomware has emerged. The service, which is currently available for cybercriminals on the forum to leverage for their own benefit, is unique because it’s programmed to change its ransom amount based on the victim’s location, raising the amount in countries with …

Dynamic Endpoint

Become a Modern Endpoint Security Master

A new wave of advanced, targeted malware is seeking out the gaps in conventional endpoint defenses and finding novel ways to exploit them. These attacks use packing, encryption, and polymorphism to mask their true intent, hammering away at your organization with previously unseen “zero-day” attacks that signature-based mechanisms are too slow to catch. They use …

German

Missverhältnis der Anreize #IncentiveQuiz

Der Kampf um die Cyber-Sicherheit zwischen den berüchtigten Black Hats und den White Hats aufseiten der Verteidiger erinnert an ein Katz-und-Maus-Spiel. Im Moment scheinen die Black Hats den White Hats stets einen Schritt voraus zu sein, doch das Feld ist ständig in Bewegung. Doch was motiviert die beiden Seiten? Testen Sie mit unserem aktuellen #IncentiveQuiz …

Français

Décalage des incitants #IncentiveQuiz

Entre les tristement célèbres Black Hats et les White Hats éthiques et engagés, la lutte contre le cybercrime peut parfois ressembler au jeu du chat et de la souris. Aujourd’hui, les pirates mal intentionnés semblent toujours avoir une longueur d’avance sur les experts en piratage éthique. Les attaques et contre-attaques se succèdent à un rythme …