Cloud Security Alliance Announces World Class Speaker Line Up for Second Annual Federal Summit

Cloud Security Alliance Announces World Class Speaker Line Up for Second Annual Federal Summit

Program to Feature Insights and Perspectives into the Federal Government Cloud Strategy and Use of Cloud Services along with Best Practices to Ensure Cloud Security in Regulatory Environments Washington, DC – April 28, 2016 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced a world-class line up of speakers and presentations for its second annual Cloud Security Alliance Federal [...]

Afraidgate: Major Exploit Kit Campaign Swaps Locky Ransomware for CryptXXX

Afraidgate: Major Exploit Kit Campaign Swaps Locky Ransomware for CryptXXX

In mid-April 2016, a campaign using Nuclear Exploit Kit (EK) to distribute Locky ransomware switched to using the Angler EK to install CryptXXX ransomware. This campaign uses gates registered through FreeDNS at afraid.org. We are calling this the Afraidgate campaign. Although we continue to see Locky distributed through malicious spam, we have not noticed Locky [...]

Forrester Research Rates Palo Alto Networks a Leader for Automated Malware Analysis

Forrester Research Rates Palo Alto Networks a Leader for Automated Malware Analysis

We’re pleased that Forrester Research has identified Palo Alto Networks as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Automated Malware Analysis, Q2 2016. As part of the report, Forrester evaluated WildFire based on criteria in the categories of current offering, market presence, and strategy. Automated malware analysis is a necessity in the security stack, providing visibility [...]

Chic Geek Speak: Vanquish the “Nice Syndrome”

Chic Geek Speak:  Vanquish the “Nice Syndrome”

We have often heard these pearls of wisdom during our formative years:  “Play nice. If you don’t play nice, no one will want to play with you.” “You have to be nice.” “Be a nice girl.” Unfortunately, many of us (myself included) suffer from what I’m calling the “Nice Syndrome.” Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nice as [...]

10 Key Questions to Answer Before Upgrading Enterprise Software

10 Key Questions to Answer Before Upgrading Enterprise Software

The evolution of software has made possible things we never dreamed. With software upgrades come new competencies and capabilities, better security, speed, power and often disruption. Whenever something new enters an existing ecosystem, it can upset the works. The cadence of software upgrades in large organizations is typically guided by upgrade policies; the risk of [...]