Ten 2015 Security Risk Lessons from 2014 Breaches


During this time of year, we start to see the lists of top 10 breaches and predictions for the next year. How accurate are these predictions anyway? Did anyone predict that we would have a social media breach (Snapchat) the first week of 2014? Or that the string of breaches at major retailers such as [...]

What’s Your Favorite Cybersecurity Book? Maybe It Should Be In the Canon

What’s Your Favorite Cybersecurity Book? Maybe It Should Be In the Canon

The Cybersecurity Canon is official, and you can see our website here. We modeled it after the Baseball or Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame, except for cybersecurity books. We have 20 books on the initial candidate list but we are soliciting help from the cybersecurity community to increase the number to be much more than that. [...]

CoolReaper Revealed: A Backdoor in Coolpad Android Devices

CoolReaper Revealed: A Backdoor in Coolpad Android Devices

Coolpad is the sixth largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, and the third largest in China. We recently discovered that the software installed on many of Coolpad’s high-end Android phones includes a backdoor which was installed and operated by Coolpad itself. Today we released a new report detailing the backdoor, which we’ve named “CoolReaper.” [...]