Code is what allows website owners to customize their websites and make it unique. However, sometimes malware can sneak into that code, resulting in a potentially harmful impact to unsuspecting users. Using today’s techniques, how would you distinguish which code is good and which code is bad? And what will that identification look like in the future? In this article, we will discuss current malware detection methods and the future of malware identification. Plus, provide insight into the role machine learning can play moving forward.
Breaking news last week, the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Small Business Cybersecurity Act was signed into law. The bill will provide an avenue of resources and guidelines for small businesses to reduce their cybersecurity risks. Up next, Black Hat, one of the world’s largest information security conferences, took place in early August 2018 in Sin City. The conference held many briefings on politics, legislation, and Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity, as well as the challenge of endpoint security for many IoT devices. A topic of importance came from Kryptowire, a mobile security research firm that found firmware vulnerabilities in as many as 10 million Android devices in the United States that have remote escalation privileges.
Decoding Security’s most recent episode, Cryptocurrency 101, brought insight into the elusive digital trend of cryptocurrency. Well, it is once again making headlines. Earlier this month, a 20-year old California college student was arrested for stealing over $5M in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by hijacking more than 40 cell phone numbers. Also making cybersecurity news, inmates from five different Idaho Department of Correction facilities hacked tablets given to them for email, music, and games. By exploiting a vulnerability in the tablet’s software, they collected nearly $225,000 worth of credits to purchase various games and eBooks.
As high-profile data breaches, such as Equifax, continue to dominate headlines, the topic of cybersecurity–or lack thereof–has commanded greater attention. The word ‘cybersecurity’ has become the media’s latest buzzword…and for good reason. New research reveals that websites experience 63 attacks per day, per website on average–this is an upsurge from the reported 22 attacks per day in 2016.
It has become clear that regardless of a company’s size or industry, data breaches are inevitable. That said, it’s important to fully understand what cybersecurity is, as well as the different types of cybersecurity, so you can protect your business, personal information, and stay informed with what’s happening in the industry.