Closing The Skills Gap Between Hackers & Defenders: 4 Steps

Closing The Skills Gap Between Hackers & Defenders: 4 Steps

Improvements in security education, budgets, tools, and methods will help our industry avoid more costly and dangerous attacks and data breaches in the future. The bad guys are winning. Numerous companies have been in the news recently because they failed to rebuff information security attacks. Target lost its customers’ credit and debit card data. Adobe [...]

CloudBot: A Free, Malwareless Alternative To Traditional Botnets

CloudBot: A Free, Malwareless Alternative To Traditional Botnets

Researchers take advantage of cloud service providers' free trials and lousy anti-automation controls to use cloud instances like bots. LAS VEGAS -- Black Hat USA -- Thrifty attackers, are you tired of investing your dollars in a botnet that's constantly being disrupted by new anti-virus signatures and bot downtime? A "cloudbot" might be just what [...]