Tag Archives: malware

A City Faces a Malware Attack

March 19, 2014 by Entrust, Inc.     No Comments

A recent malware attack against the city of Detroit points to the necessity of enterprise security in the fight against cybercrime.

Filed Under: Authentication, Malware Tagged With: EW, malware

Blacklisting – Finite Utility

February 12, 2014 by Jason Soroko     No Comments
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Identity Context: Defense's Next Play

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Identity Context: Defense’s Next Play Part Two: Blacklisting – Finite Utility  Malicious actors are ruled by the laws of economics just like everyone else; they have finite resources. If they want to attack many targets, the chances are good that they will reuse their tools [Read More...]

Filed Under: General, Malware Tagged With: malware

Top 5 Security Practices for Financial Institutions to Defeat Online Identity Attacks

February 10, 2014 by Mark Reeves     No Comments

The Bank of England (BoE) recently simulated a major cyber-attack against the British financial system that yielded some disturbing results: many of the UK’s largest financial institutions are unprepared for large-scale online identity-based attacks. More surprisingly, many of them are also uneducated on how to detect and report cyber security breaches. The Telegraph UK reported [Read More...]

Network and Desktop Operating Systems Have Too Much Trust

February 5, 2014 by Jason Soroko     1 Comment
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Identity Context: Defense's Next Play

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Identity Context: Defense’s Next Play Part One: Network and Desktop Operating Systems Have Too Much Trust At Black Hat 2012, John Flynn showed a slide with the text, “The kids these days, they’re hacking the system as a whole.” There is a wide assumption that [Read More...]

Playing in the Digital Sandbox: Mobile versus Desktop Security

January 27, 2014 by Jason Soroko     No Comments

Mobile operating systems consume resources from unknown sources on the Internet all the time, and yet they are not infected in the same manner as desktop operating systems. Certainly, sideloaded malicious Android apps are able to access parts of a mobile device that the user has authorized (e.g., pictures, contacts, SMS).  We have also seen [Read More...]

Filed Under: Malware, Mobility Tagged With: mobile security, sandbox

Mobile Malware — Will it Expand in 2014?

January 20, 2014 by Entrust, Inc.     No Comments

This comes as no surprise, but the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement has reached critical mass.  More and more enterprises are leveraging mobile to share information, complete transaction or increase business efficiency. In fact, 67 percent of organizations use personal devices at work, and 42 percent of companies surveyed now allow BYOD at the enterprise level.  Unfortunately, [Read More...]

Filed Under: General, Malware, Mobility Tagged With: EW, malware, mobile

Ransomware: This is a Digital Hold Up

November 4, 2013 by Entrust, Inc.     No Comments

Avoiding nefarious CryptoLocker, Reveton malware Imagine this frightening scenario: You attempt to log on to your computer, but instead of seeing the normal login gateway meant for entering credentials, you see a black screen with the words “YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED.” Next to the words are an intimidating FBI window and a warning that [Read More...]

Filed Under: Fraud, Identity Assurance, Malware Tagged With: malware, ransomware, virus

Why Your Network is Failing to Stop Malware

October 1, 2013 by Entrust, Inc.     No Comments

The network of your enterprise is outfitted with antivirus and firewall software to help safeguard against certain types of malware. This software stops most common strands of malware from entering your system and wreaking havoc on your network and devices. But is it enough? While this type of protection is quite useful for eliminating the [Read More...]

Filed Under: Malware Tagged With: malware, MITB, MITM

Malvertising and Other Online Mischief

April 26, 2013 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Malvertising — or malicious advertising — is getting a bit more attention as of late. In essence, it’s just another method by which criminals attempt to infect user PCs with some form of malware — albeit a very scary form as it can reach so many users so easily. The important point is that criminals [Read More...]

Filed Under: Fraud, Malware Tagged With: malvertising, malware, online identities

Bill Conner, KRLD’s David Johnson Discuss Threats, Going Private & Government’s Involvement in Private Security

April 10, 2013 by Matthew Lewis     No Comments

Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner went to the airwaves to chat with David Johnson, of KRLD AM 1080, for a CEO Spotlight segment. Their discussion focused on three primary topics: the changing threat landscape, risks and challenges of going private and government involvement in private-sector cybersecurity.

Filed Under: Citizen eID, Malware Tagged With: David Johnson, government, KRLD AM