(ISC)² Names 2016 Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship Recipient

(ISC)² Names 2016 Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Erwin Karincic of Virginia Commonwealth University selected to carry on Tipton’s legacy in information security  Clearwater, FL – January 5, 2017 –(ISC)²® today announced that Erwin Karincic, undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), is the recipient of its 2016 Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship. The Tipton Scholar is selected annually from among the   previous years’ recipients [...]

DragonOK Updates Toolset and Targets Multiple Geographic Regions

DragonOK Updates Toolset and Targets Multiple Geographic Regions

The DragonOK group has been actively launching attacks for years. We first discussed them in April 2015 when we witnessed them targeting a number of organizations in Japan. In recent months, Unit 42 has observed a number of attacks that we attribute to this group. Multiple new variants of the previously discussed sysget malware family [...]

2017 Cybersecurity Predictions: Successful Ransomware Attack Causes Critical Infrastructure Downtime

2017 Cybersecurity Predictions: Successful Ransomware Attack Causes Critical Infrastructure Downtime

This post is part of an ongoing blog series examining “Sure Things” (predictions that are almost guaranteed to happen) and “Long Shots” (predictions that are less likely to happen) in cybersecurity in 2017. It’s time again to make our annual cybersecurity predictions, and this year, I have the pleasure of doing two! Since my Magic [...]

Don’t Let Your Users Unknowingly Be the Weak Link in Your Security Infrastructure

Don’t Let Your Users Unknowingly Be the Weak Link in Your Security Infrastructure

Hackers are becoming increasingly stealthy and creative, relentlessly trying to gain access to sensitive data, while organizations work tirelessly to prevent security breaches and data theft. In this complex game of cat and mouse, security practitioners are being forced to rethink how they identify and control traffic on the network, shifting to an application-focused approach, [...]

2016 Accomplishments Poised to Drive 2017 Growth

2016 Accomplishments Poised to Drive 2017 Growth

We hope 2017 finds you ready for another year of challenges, opportunities and achievements—much like the year we all have just enjoyed. In 2016, ISACA moved forward as an organization with the support of its 215 chapters around the world working to increase our visibility, influence and impact, locally and globally.  Perhaps most encouraging is [...]