Pierluigi Paganini March 28, 2015
Iran increased cyber-security spending 12-fold since 2013

Iran is improving its cyber capabilities faster than experts ‘would have ever imagined’ and increased cyber-security spending 12-fold since2013. The British Business Insider published an interesting post on the Iranian cyber capabilities, according the experts the Government of Teheran is improving expertise in the cyber domain faster than experts ‘would have ever imagined’. Iran is […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 27, 2015
Reading the Secunia Vulnerability Review 2015

Secunia firm issued its annual report on vulnerabilities exploited in 2014 in most popular software, a document which includes key figures and facts. Secunia has recently released its annual study of trends in software vulnerabilities, an interesting report that highlights the impact of the presence of flaws in common software and provide useful details on the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 19, 2015
IBM X-Force reported a billion data records leaked in 2014

Within the year of 2014, a lot of data was leaked and this leads to grave concerns as to the future of overall online security. Unfortunately, 2014 was one of the worst years and the reason of that was that a lot if viruses and attempts of violation of online privacy. IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2015
IoT security is still a pipe dream

A research conducted by experts at Symantec highlights disturbing security failures in the IoT devices present in today connected home. The purpose of IoT is connect all type of devices that we have at home, let’s say I am at my work and I want to arrive at home and have my air conditioner at […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2015
Cyber attacks against Organizations increased once again

71 percent of organizations were victims of successfully cyber attacks in 2014 according to the “2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report” report. The CyberEdge Group published an interesting report, titled “2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report” that in line with similar studies confirms the increase in the number of successful cyber attacks against organizations. The report analyzed data provided by 814 organizations, it […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2015
ICS-CERT MONITOR report states most critical infrastructure attacks involve APTs

DHS ICS-CERT MONITOR report reveals that most critical infrastructure attacks involve APTs, but organizations lack monitoring capabilities. The DHS’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has issued its new ICS-CERT MONITOR report related to the period September 2014 – February 2015. The ICS-CERT MONITOR report According to the report, the Industrial Control Systems […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2015
2,400 unsafe applications found in average large enterprise

A recent study published by Veracode on mobile security revealed that 2,400 unsafe applications are in average installed in large enterprise. Mobile devices are becoming an integral part of the enterprise architecture, security depends heavily on the use that is made with mobile devices and from the policies adopted to protect the company from cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2015
80 percent of merchants fail PCI DSS compliance assessment

The Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report reveals that eighty percent of merchants fails interim PCI DSS compliance assessment. According to a new report by Verizon Communications Inc., nearly 80 percent of global merchants, including retailers, financial institutions, and hospitality firms are not in compliance with card data security standards. The Reuters agency reported that 5,000 merchants in 30 countries […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
EquationDrug, the hacking platform of the Equation Group APT

Experts at Kaspersky Lab published a detailed analysis of the EquationDrug platform and its modules developed by the Equation Group APT. Recently experts at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered the Equation Group hacking crew, the most sophisticated ever APT. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab revealed that the capabilities of the Equation Group surpass anything known in […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 05, 2015
Identity Fraud Cost US Consumers $16 billion in 2014, less than in 2013

The annual study published by Javelin Strategy & Research on identity fraud estimates that U.S. consumers actually suffered fewer losses than in the past. Last year we observed a significant number of data breaches that cause the exposure of a huge quantity of information in the criminal ecosystem. According to the 2015 Identity Fraud Study (“2015 IDENTITY FRAUD: […]