Tag Archives: malware

DISA Officials Say Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Could Help Block Malware, Reduce Bandwidth; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Officials with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) said implementing the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) system for browsing the web could help the Department of Defense (DoD) improve cybersecurity and generate approximately $300 million in savings. CBII could help reduce the bandwidth and protect against malware by assigning a cloud-based intermediary that oversees all direct communication. 

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Treasury Orders Sanctions on Russian Research Institute Over Malware

Cybersecurity

The US Department of the Treasury (USDT) has imposed sanctions on a Russian government-controlled research institute found to be linked to the Triton malware. TsNIIKhM was also found to be surveying at least 20 U.S. electric facilities for cyber vulnerabilities in 2019. The Triton malware targets industrial safety systems at critical infrastructure facilities.

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CISA, MS-ISAC Issue Alert on ‘Emotet’ Malware

Emotet Malware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have released an advisory on a new kind of malware called Emotet that spreads through phishing emails. CISA said in the alert published Tuesday that Emotet is a form of Trojan virus with “worm-like” elements that can impact an entire network.

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Zscaler’s Shadow IT Report Analyzes IoT Transactions in Cloud, Traffic Volume by Industry; Deepen Desai Quoted

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Zscaler has released a report titled, “IoT Devices in the Enterprise 2019: Shadow IoT Threats Emerge,” that has analyzed the exponential growth in IoT traffic volume, growth of IoT-based malware, IoT cloud transaction volume and how new threats have emerged within the Federal IT Enterprise.

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VMware Publishes ‘2020 Cybersecurity Outlook’ Report to Reveal Cyber Attacker Behaviors, IT Security Team Relationship; Rick McElroy Quoted

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VMware has released the Carbon Black ‘2020 Cybersecurity Outlook’ report on Thursday, which has provided a holistic analysis of how attackers have evolved, what defenders have done to stay ahead of the curve and how security and IT teams can work together to enhance its protective software moving forward.

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