The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
Cyber Security Ventures, the world's largest research firm on cyber crime, estimates that cyber crime will be a $6T business by 2021. That is more than the economy of the United Kingdom. This presentation reviews the history of computer viruses and the corresponding cyber defenses employed. It is the gap between the technologies used to infect vs the technologies we employ to protect that is driving rampant criminal activity. Lastly, the presentation will review solutions out of this predicament.
Tags: Computer Virus, Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense
The 5th generation (5G) of wireless technology will soon be available with the launching of 5G wireless networks along with compatible cellular technologies. 5G is built on the 802.11ac Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) wireless networking standard. Speeds are anywhere from 10x to 100x faster than 4G. CSIAC discusses this further along with the impacts of IoT and mobile devices that 5G will or may cause.
Malvertising is a malicious form of online advertisement used to inject malware into legitimate online advertising networks and webpages. Advertisements are produced with significant effort to attract users and sell or advertise a product, which makes for a prime platform for spreading malware. Malvertising can exist even on the most popular and reputable websites without directly compromising them.
Automated System Bypasses Google reCAPTCHA Again - Security Week
Four Big Questions for Cybersecurity in 2019 - Fifth Domain
How will cybersecurity experts remember 2018? In the past year, the Trump administration announced it would take more offensive hacking operations against foreign countries, the Department of Justice announced sweeping indictments against Chinese hackers and the U.S. intelligence community reported that foreign countries continued to interfere in American elections. So what comes next?
Tags: Cyber Operations, Cyberwarfare
Most Concerning Security Controls for Cyberattackers? Deception and IDS - HelpNetSecurity
Attivo Networks surveyed more than 450 cybersecurity professionals and executives globally to gain insights into detection trends, top threat concerns, attack surface concerns, and what's on their 2019 security wish list.
Tags: Cyber Deception, Intrusion Detection
Next Generation Tools: Deception Networks - SC Magazine
There have been several predictions as to where adversary hacking is headed in the foreseeable future. Virtually all credible predictions have one thing in common: emerging attacks will be intelligent. In simple terms that means that these attacks will have the ability to make decisions and, to some extent, control their own actions without the support of a bot herder or other human control entity. Some analysts believe that, because this new generation of malcode operates at machine speed, it will be virtually impossible for humans to react fast enough to have any impact on the attack.
Tags: Autonomous, Cyber Deception, Trickbot
Why Older Satellites Present a Cyber Risk - Fifth Domain
The most cost-effective and simplistic cyberattack in space, one with the intent to bring down a targeted satellite, is likely to use an older satellite now viewed as space junk that still has fuel and can respond to communications. Hackers could then use that satellite to ram or force targeted space assets out of orbit. The benefits for the attacker are numerous.
Tags: Cyber Attack
Siren Bot Uses 10 Methods to Send DoS Attacks - SC Magazine
The military supply chain is vast, multifaceted, and riddled with potential cyber vulnerabilities.
SpiNNaker's spiking neural network mimics the human brain, and could fuel breakthroughs in robotics and health.
The Rise of Self-Concealing Steganography - Bank Info Security
Steganography is the practice of hiding messages or information in plain sight, especially inside other data or images. And a new toolset, which debuted earlier this month at the Black Hat Europe conference in London, suggests steganography is going to get much more difficult to spot
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