Cyber Security has become a requirement

Not only to protect commerce financially, but also legally...

you are a target

everyone is a victim

demand is growing

it can not be met

figures show

astonishing trends

Right now businesses are being pressured more and more to invest in additional security services in the attempt to keep up with evolving dangers. The consequences of not being prepared are/will be catastrophic for companies and their customers. In the process of deciding how to establish and operate a business, many business owners of varying power and influence hardly take into consideration the guaranteed attack on their information technology investments. If leadership does not lead by example, department managers will be uneasy about delegating to subordinates the required implementation of common sense computing safeguards.

this is JUST THE BEGINNING

the world and almost all technology is connected

With so many people on the planet having access to technology. With so many governments and markets being co-dependent on each other; the negative consequences of computer systems having control over civilization is endangering not only personal identities or payment transactions, but also national infrastructure safety and environmental integrity.

A Human Rights concern

cyber criminals and spies preying on the innocent

Illegal actions against individuals and companies are not only carried out by criminal cells, but also state-sponsored agencies and their non-governmental contracted propagators. Legitimate business operations are being affected by such revelations; this means profits will continue to be hampered if economic activity isn't left alone by the misuse of information technology systems.

Recent Posts

September 14

Sixth Circuit says Policyholder's Loss Covered

The court's decision is one of the latest decisions in what appears to be a growing trend in favor of broadly interpreting computer fraud coverage to extend to social engineering scams, even in the absence of a hacking incident. Read More...

September 13

Cyber Attacks Cost German Industry $50bn

Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany’s IT sector association. Read More...

September 12

92% of Biz Have Been Attacked in Past Year

Almost all businesses have been subject to a cyber attack over the last 12 months, while 44% said they've been attacked between three and four times in that period according to a report by Carbon Black. Read More...

September 11

Veeam Leaks Over 440 Million Email Addresses

The database of more than 200 gigabytes — including two collections that had 199.1 million and 244.4 million email addresses and records respectively over a four-year period between 2013 and 2017. Read More...

September 10

9k Unauthorized Queries in Equifax Hack

It took Equifax 76 days to detect the massive 2017 data breach, despite the fact that attackers had conducted roughly 9,000 unauthorized queries on its databases, reported the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Read More...

Spotlight

CTA: The Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Threat


The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is the industry's first formally organized group of cybersecurity practitioners that work together in good faith to share threat information and improve global defenses against advanced cyber adversaries..

The threat of illicit cryptocurrency mining represents  an increasingly common cybersecurity risk for  enterprises and individuals, with mining detections increasing 459 percent between 2017 to 2018. As  the values of various cryptocurrencies increase and  they are used more often, malicious cyber actors  are using computers, web browsers, internet-of-things (IoT) devices, mobile devices, and network infrastructure to steal their processing power to mine cryptocurrencies. Combined threat intelligence from CTA members show that this rapid growth shows no signs of slowing down, even with recent decreases in cryptocurrency value.

By: CTA Contributing Authors - David Liebenberg, Charles McFarland, Michelle Martinez, Jerome Cruz, Fred Guiterrez, Anthony Giandomenico, Terrance DeJesus, Andrew Brandt, Josh Grunzweig, Neil Jenkins, Scott Scher