Protecting Hadoop Clusters From Malware Attacks

Cloudera Engineering

Two new strains of malware– XBash and DemonBot –are targeting Apache Hadoop servers for Bitcoin mining and DDOS purposes. This blog post describes the mechanism this malware uses and offers specific actions to protect your Hadoop-based clusters. A History of Hadoop Malware.

Google Play is an ‘order of magnitude’ better at blocking malware

The Parallax

During a month that’s seen Android malware new and old plague the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Google says its Play Store is becoming more civilized and less like the Wild West. READ MORE ON ANDROID SECURITY. Parallax Primer: Why are Androids less secure than iPhones?

Triaging modern medicine’s cybersecurity issues

The Parallax

Hackers often talk about practicing good “cybersecurity hygiene” : making sure that basic standards, such as using unique passwords for each log-in, are met. ”—Jacki Monson, chief privacy and information security officer, Sutter Health. READ MORE ON MEDICAL SECURITY.

Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?


In hindsight, the blog post should have been titled “Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?” Zombie malware combines the most deadly aspects of malware and zombie computers into one horrible mess. Typically malware gets […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Internet of Things News Robots Cybersecurity Malware

New Video: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal


The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. By Bob Gourley.

Interview on Automated Malware Removal


Three Questions on Automated Malware Removal with Bob Gourley, Cognitio Corp and CTOVision. While there’s still an emphasis – and related spending – on malware detection, most incident response teams are actually overwhelmed by vast number of security alerts they receive.

Malware Analysis using Osquery | Part 3


In part 1 of this blog series, we analyzed malware behaviour, and, in part 2 , we learned how to detect persistence tricks used in malware attacks. Imagine your company is being targeted by one of the latest threats and you want to detect the activity the malware is performing.

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention


The video below explores DDP Protected Workspace and uniquely addresses healthcare regulations related to malware prevention. Individuals take malware and obtain the characteristics pertaining to the individual and find ways to get around the malware inspections in place.

Malware Analysis using Osquery Part 2


In the first part of this series, we saw how you can use Osquery to analyze and extract valuable information about malware’s behavior. In this post, we are going to see another common technique that malware uses persistence. Here is an example of OilRig malware.

Smart Cloud Security: Block and Quarantine Zero-day Malware in the Cloud


The complexity of different types of malware continues to grow and zero-day malware is often missed by traditional security solutions. We have noted 20 of these use cases in our e-book, 20 Examples of Smart Cloud Security , and we’re highlighting each one in this blog.

Malware Analysis using Osquery Part 1


In this blog series, we’ll analyze different malware families, looking at the types of events generated on the endpoint and how we can use Osquery to detect them. The dropper spreads through email phishing and downloads the malware using a malicious Office macro.

Trojan malware is back and it’s the biggest hacking threat to your business


Trojan malware attacks against business targets have rocketed in the last year, as cybercriminals alter their tactics away from short-term gain and in-your-face ransomware attacks towards more subtle, long-term campaigns with the aim of stealing information including banking information, personal data, and even intellectual property. Figures from security company Malwarebytes Labs in a new report suggest […].

Israel’s cybersecurity industry is a unicorn. Here’s why

The Parallax

Fewer attendees, perhaps, expected him to reference the Hollywood action movies of Jean-Claude van Damme, who happened to be sitting in the front row for the highest-profile speech of Israel’s largest cybersecurity conference. Cybersecurity is a true blood sport,” Netanyahu quipped.

Our Views On Automating Cyber Defense Including Malware Removal and Return to a Known Good State


With changes in technology, enterprise cyber security professionals can now leverage automated in-line response and recovery to enhance security. We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley.

2017 in cybersecurity and privacy news

The Parallax

From rampant ransomware to the Equifax breach to geopolitical machinations, it’s hard not to be a cynic about the past 12 months of security and privacy news. And not all federal cybersecurity decisions this year were necessarily harmful to consumers.

UPS Data Breach


Sensitive information at eBay was recently compromised as well, and the re. Company Cyber Security Trends Cybersecurity Data breach Data security Information security Malware Target Corporation United Parcel Service UPS Data breaches have captured the attention of the American media several times this year.

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What Can You Do About Malware In The Cloud?


Malware exists even there - and it spreads fast. And like any system with a physical backend, the cloud can easily be subject to a wide range of vulnerabilities - including malware. Most talks on cloud security revolve around preventing a hacker from gaining access, or protecting yourself from a data leak. But malware on the cloud is a very real, and very present threat. If you’re prepared for this new era of malware, you’ve nothing to fear. Rachel Gillevet.

Mueller’s indictment of election hackers a cybersecurity ‘wake-up call’

The Parallax

As Dave Aitel, former NSA cybersecurity analyst and the current chief security technical officer of cybersecurity company Cyxtera tells The Parallax, the details of the indictment indicate the high level of confidence the Justice Department has in its charges. Regardless of U.S.

White Paper: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal


With changes in technology, enterprise cyber security professionals can now leverage automated in-line response and recovery to enhance security. We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley.

Prepare for The Cyber Threat : What Executives Need to Know to Manage Risk


Cybersecurity is one of the most high-profile topics for organizations today and one of their biggest sources of risk. Available data suggest that 84% of corporations have malware on their networks. Compliance: Do we understand the difference between compliance and security?

Nearly 500,000 routers infected by Russian malware, Apple’s privacy portal, New LocationSmart scandal


Cyber firms, Ukraine warn of planned Russian attack Cisco's Talos cyber intelligence unit says 500K+ routers in dozens of countries have been infected by Russia-linked malware and could be used to attack Ukraine. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War NewsCisco Systems Inc warned on Wednesday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with [.].

PcTechmate: Automating repair of malware ridden systems


Signature based solutions are being bypassed by malware every day. The pervasiveness and sophistication of modern malware is damaging computers to a point where expert int. Company Security Companies Problem: Everyone is in agreement that today’s antivirus software alone is no longer a viable solution by itself. The most recent reports from Symantec and McAfee have publicly said “Do not rely solely on our products to protect your computer.”

Best of TechBeacon 2018: Security shifts left


Enterprise security is about a lot more than malware, hackers, and data breaches. Much of what goes into managing enterprise cyber risk is also about secure development practices, regulatory compliance, and the ability to harness emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning methodologies to bolster security. Security, Application Security, Information Security (Info Sec), Application Security Testing (AST), Data Security, DevOps Security

Cloud Workload Protection Products at Risk with New Cyber Attack


Security products are meant to prevent cyber attacks. What happens, then, when a cyber attack, namely malware, is used to uninstall security software designed specifically to prevent public cloud infrastructure compromise? zero trust cryptocurrency malware Malware Detection

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30 network security Twitter feeds to follow


Twitter is where information is updated within seconds, especially in the information technology industry. Tech Zone email security hacking infosec malware network security network security Twitter feeds patch management

Time for Transformational Cybersecurity Part II


The last post, Transformational Cyber Security Part I, discussed exciting inventions that turn cybersecurity upside-down by preventing malware from freeloading CPU instructions in a properly configured software defined data center (SDDC), thereby rendering on-premise cyber attacks null and void. CTO Cyber Security News

Lastline: Stop Evasive Malware, Persistent Threats and Zero Days


Lastline Enterprise and Analyst deliver protection against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs), zero-day exploits, and other advanced malware that bypass traditional signature-based controls and sandbox-based analysis systems. Company Security Companies

Cybersecurity Protocols to Implement in an Always-Connected Workforce


The problem with being able to access your data from anywhere, though, is that other people can find ways to access that data, too—people you don’t want going through customer information, company financial records, and other secure data. Install malware protection software.

Video Shows What To Do When Your Cyber Adversaries Are Automating


The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. By Bob Gourley.

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How to Secure Your Email if Your Data is Hacked


The only way you might notice an email data security. Read more » The post How to Secure Your Email if Your Data is Hacked appeared first on StorageCraft Technology Corporation. Uncategorized account settings breach data security email malware phishing ransomware scams viruses

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Hidden inside Dark Caracal’s espionage apps: Old tech

The Parallax

Its success was predicated not on “zero-day” vulnerabilities or new forms of malicious software, but rather on older, known malware delivered via an all-too-familiar method: phishing. The malware included hacked versions of end-to-end encrypted communication apps Signal and WhatsApp.

How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that training employees is the key to keeping their network secure Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases. What this means for a CIO is that we are responsible for training our staff to not make silly security mistakes.

I'm joining the fight against malware and ransomware with SentinelOne

Jeremiah Grossman

In this case, malware and ransomware. Intersection of security guarantees and cyber-insurance Explosion of Ransomware Vulnerability remediation Industry skill shortage Measuring the impact of SDLC security controls The only problem on the list I haven’t gotten the chance to work on is ransomware, an incredibly effective and fast-growing form of malware that’s taking over. Yes, that’s right, I said LESS secure. Today is a big day for me.

Retrospection Reveals Instances Of Codoso Group’s Malware Dating Back to July 2015.


In January 2016, Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 released research describing new instances of malware being leveraged by an adversary group previously known as "C0d0so0" or "Codoso." com in December 2015 via the HTTP variant malware described in Unit 42's blog post.

WannaCry vs. the ER doc: On the front lines of a ransomware outbreak

The Parallax

He’ll tell you right off the bat that he’s no expert in cybersecurity. The damage could have been worse, had a British hacker not discovered and used a “kill switch” bug in the ransomware, many cybersecurity experts believe. There is no perfect security,” he says. TEL AVIV—Dr.

AI brings speed to security

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Survey results indicate incident response times improve with AI-based security services. Twenty percent of IT professionals who rely on traditional security measures said their teams can detect a malware infection or other attack within minutes, according to the survey.

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FBI’s router reboot call reminds us why to check for updates

The Parallax

On May 25, the FBI issued a clarion call to a broad swath of Wi-Fi router owners: To clear out a potential botnet malware infection, reboot your router. How to secure your home Wi-Fi. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers.

Web’s most annoying ads no longer welcome in Chrome

The Parallax

READ MORE ON BROWSER SECURITY. Slowly but surely, browsers are becoming more secure. As browsers accelerate, innovation outpaces security. Web browser security through the years (timeline). Change these 5 settings to improve your browser security.

Applying Machine Learning and AI to Improve Cyber Security

Invid Group

Applying Machine Learning and AI to Improve Cyber Security BY: EMMANUEL URIAS. The next big thing in information technology and data security is the incorporation of machine learning and artificial intelligence systems. Reduced Burden on Cybersecurity Personnel.

With Backstory, business security takes a page from Google search

The Parallax

Security startup Chronicle seems to think so. Mueller’s indictment even mentions which malware was used by the hackers.). It’s the only solution available built to store, index, and search unlimited security telemetry.”.