Cyber Security Insight

Back in the 80’s and 90’s computer viruses on your computer equaled hours of hand-wringing and dread. However, a few computer-loving individuals decided to showcase some of the ‘fun’ behind computer viruses - by creating an online museum full of them. The Malware Museum, created by Mikko Hypponen...

Anti-virus software - friend or foe? At one point it was easy to say the odds were in favor of installing these programs, though it doesn't seem to be the case anymore. According to various vulnerabilities researchers, dozens of reputable names in the antivirus software industry...

Many of us have lives that revolve around being “connected”, and we often don’t suspect someone could use the Internet for harm. Unfortunately, cyber crime is at it’s highest levels and this fact has companies like Google concerned for their users' online safety. Most of the concern centers around malicious advertising and phishing,...

Wendy's announced that an investigation began this week into the possibility of a data breach at several of its restaurant locations across the Midwest and East Coast, after a number of financial institutions reported suspicious activity on customer accounts. “We began investigating immediately,” said spokesman Bob Bertini. A Wendy’s...

As the snow fell along the East coast this past weekend, I was reminded of the celebrated movie Fargo. Nothing goes to plan as the main character solicits two bumbling crooks to kidnap his wife, hold her for ransom and then collect from his wealthy father in-law;...

The impact of a compromised IT infrastructure extends far beyond an organization’s internal mechanisms and functions. Data breaches and security incidents increasingly put not just individual companies but also entire supply chains at risk. When it comes to cyber security and cyber attacks, the topic...

New partnership enhances Neovera's ability to meet global customer demand for complete cyber security solutions. RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Neovera, Inc., a leading provider of IT consulting, cyber security solutions, and infrastructure management services, today announced it has joined the Sophos Partner Program. This new relationship allows Neovera...

Nobody likes eavesdroppers, ESPECIALLY when the eavesdroppers are state-sponsored hackers, quite possibly from your own government.  While officially unconfirmed, the discovery of backdoors in Juniper’s ScreenOS, correlated with what we know about some of the NSA’s digital interdiction methods, indicate that they might have been...

Sadly, yet another large corporation has been hit with a cyber attack. Back in December Hyatt Hotels discovered a data breach had occurred after malware targeted their payment processing systems. At the time Hyatt couldn’t provide much information about the breach as it was just discovering...

This past week, privacy and consumer security issues took center stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke with attendees about the potential benefits and risks associated with Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart...