Monitoring Your Digital Risk Footprint: Q&A with a Former CISO

The digital footprints of many organizations are expanding, and with that expansion comes more avenues of attack for cybercriminals to exploit. The past few years have seen organizations having to manage more devices, more social media channels, and more customer service features — in addition to the increased interconnection and sharing of data with partners, vendors,… Read More

Talking Strategic, Operational and Tactical Threat Intelligence

Cyber threat intelligence has become increasingly popular over the past few years. With that rise comes a variety of questions around the different types of intelligence that is available and how that intelligence can be best implemented by organizations looking to mitigate their cyber risk. According to SurfWatch Labs chief security strategist Adam Meyer, there are… Read More

Banner Health Data Breach Leads to Series of Class Action Lawsuits

Earlier this month, Banner Health announced a data breach affecting approximately 3.7 million people. Since then, a series of class action lawsuits have been filed against the healthcare provider. The breach involved two separate attacks, Banner Health said. The first targeted payment cards used at food and beverage outlets across some Banner Health locations. The second targeted patient, insurance, and provider information. The… Read More

Podcast: DNC Fallout Continues, LastPass Exploit Discovered and Bitcoin is Not Real Money

A new episode of the SurfWatch Cyber Risk Roundup has been posted, Episode 77: DNC Fallout Continues, LastPass Exploit Discovered and Bitcoin is Not Real Money: The fallout from the breach at the Democratic National Committee continued as WikiLeaks published more information and Julian Assange vowed that there was more to come. UK Telecom O2 became… Read More

Podcast: Pokemon Go Tops Cybercrime Targets, GOP Unveils Cyber Platform and Other Risk Trends

A new episode of the SurfWatch Cyber Risk Roundup has been posted, Episode 76: Pokemon Go Tops Cybercrime Targets, GOP Unveils Cyber Platform and Other Risk Trends: The popular Pokemon Go was this week’s top trending cybercrime target following several incidents including DDoS attacks that disrupted service. DDoS attacks against the U.S. Congress, Philippines Government… Read More

More Financial Institutions Fall Victim to SWIFT Attacks

In late June, reports surfaced of an unnamed Ukrainian bank having $10 million stolen, adding to the growing list of cyber-attacks leveraging SWIFT, the messaging system used by financial institutions around the world. “At the current moment, dozens of banks (mostly in Ukraine and Russia) have been compromised, from which has been stolen hundreds of millions of… Read More

Podcast: Healthcare Leaks, POS Breaches, and Latest Malware and Legal News

A new episode of the SurfWatch Cyber Risk Roundup has been posted, Episode 75: Healthcare Leaks, POS Breaches, and Latest Malware and Legal News: Several large healthcare databases have been put up for sale on the dark web, and the actor behind the leaks is promising more. Point-of-sale breaches made headlines this week at Hard… Read More

The “IT Middle Class” and the Growing Skills Gap

One of the cyber challenges that has long faced organizations is the IT skills gap, and as cybercriminals have widened their focus and moved down the food chain to target more small and medium-sized businesses, that problem has become more pronounced. This is particularly true for what Confer founder and VP of products Paul Morville describes… Read More

Podcast: Hackers Get Political, Massive Cryptocurrency Theft and Password Woes Continue

A new episode of the SurfWatch Cyber Risk Roundup has been posted, Episode 74: Hackers Get Political, Massive Cryptocurrency Theft and Password Woes Continue: Cybercrime and politics crossed paths yet again as a data breach at the Clinton Foundation was revealed as part of a wide-reaching campaign. A massive cryptocurrency theft led to tens of… Read More

Organizations Overwhelmed, “Literally Lose Track” of Sensitive Data

Many businesses cannot keep up with the plethora of sensitive data that’s being created and shared by their organization, and as a result they may face increasingly stiffer fines as new regulations and laws are passed to protect that data. That’s according to John Wethington, VP of Americas for Ground Labs, a security company focused on helping organizations monitor their data. “Simply… Read More