Cybersecurity

Financial Impact of Cyber Threats

The WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware epidemics demonstrated how quickly malware can spread across the globe and cripple businesses. Their impact extended beyond traditional IT infrastructure into operational systems used to control industrial, manufacturing, and critical infrastructures. The scale of these incidents is forcing organizations to consider the financial impact and business exposure associated with cyber [...]

Top cloud security threats for 2018

Cloud computing continues to transform the way organizations use, store, and share data, applications, and workloads. It has also introduced a host of new security threats and challenges. With so much data going into the cloud—and into public cloud services in particular—these resources become natural targets for bad actors. Contrary to what many might think, [...]

Web Application Security Testing with Open Source ‘OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project’

Attackers have an over-growing list of vulnerabilities to exploit in order to maliciously gain access to your web applications, networks and servers. Whether you’re a novice WordPress user or a sophisticated hosting service, if truly determined then an attacker will find any vulnerability you’ve failed to patch and use it to their advantage. New vulnerabilities [...]

IBM Quad9 DNS Service

A new nonprofit has launched a free Domain Name System (DNS) service that filters malicious domains linked to botnets, phishing campaigns, and other malicious activity. The new Quad9 DNS service built by IBM Security, Packet Clearing House, and the Global Cyber Alliance, is aimed at consumers and small- to midsized businesses, and doesn't share or [...]

Hunt for IoT Devices: Bots on the rise

The Internet of Things (IoT) and, specifically, the hunt for exploitable IoT devices by attackers, has been a primary area of research for F5 Labs for over a year now—and with good reason. IoT devices are becoming the cyber weapon delivery system of choice by today’s botnet-building attackers. And, why not? There are literally billions [...]