Friday, 27. November 2015

This Week in Security News

Security_News_Icon_300x205_02Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.

Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!


Trend Micro Released its Third Research Paper on the Chinese Cybercriminal Underground

We’ve seen China serve as the birthplace for emerging trends that will eventually enter the broader, global cybercriminal underground. The most important innovations we’ve recently seen is in the area of “carding,” theft of credit and debit card information. 

Trend Micro’s Partnership with the NCA Led to the Arrest of Two Cybercriminals

A male and a female, both aged 22 and hailing from Colchester, Essex in the United Kingdom, were arrested on suspicion of operating two services featured in many malware business models – the popular counter antivirus (CAV) service and the crypting service Cryptex Reborn. 

Stand Up and Be Counted – Public/Private Collaboration for Cybersecurity

Over the last decade, we have seen an exponential growth of not only illicit forums and services supporting cyber and physical attacks, but, a corresponding increase in sophisticated attacks. Criminals and terrorists can utilize encrypted communication channels to coordinate and collaborate activities globally, including: anonymous payment system channels for finance and money laundering, as well as bulletproof hosting services for malware delivery, and command and control (C&C).

There’s Been a Resurgence of Exploit Kits this Year

Exploit kits aren’t new: we’ve seen this threat for a few years now. But what is notable is how widespread exploit kits have become and how aggressive their makers are in adding new vulnerabilities to them. 

India and Malaysia Signed a Cybersecurity Pact

India and Malaysia signed three agreements on cyber-security, cultural exchange and infrastructure development on Monday, the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to this southeast Asian nation.

Rockwell Automation’s CISO Believes a Cybersecurity Co-operative is the Solution to Talent Shortage

This CISO proposes a cooperative staffed by the best engineers from member companies. He believes this team of seasoned information security professionals would be better positioned to protect corporate networks than most managed security service providers.

Critical Infrastructure Still Needs Better Cybersecurity Metrics

With the heightened threat of cyber-attacks on America’s critical infrastructure, a congressional watchdog says federal agencies need to adopt better metrics to determine the cyber risks specific industries they monitor face. 

Microsoft Announced a Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity

The Microsoft CEO took to the stage this week in the nation’s capital to describe a new, collaborative approach the company is taking as it deals with an evolving set of digital threats targeting an increasingly distributed tangle of users, devices and systems.

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