IT security provider Mandiant issues a comprehensive report documenting how a Chinese army unit has for years been hacking into the computers of businesses and governments in mostly English-speaking nations, especially the United States.
Highly publicized breaches at Facebook, Twitter, the New York Times and other organizations in recent weeks suggest there's a new normal in the cyberthreat arena. But the onetime head of U.S. CERT, Mischel Kwon, doesn't think so.
Malware, DDoS and mobile security aside, one of the biggest risks is organizations' lack of visibility into specific threats. Don Gray of Solutionary explains the need for actionable threat intelligence.
Even the brightest technologists aren't immune from cyber-attacks. Just ask Facebook. The social-media company says it fell victim to a sophisticated attack in which an exploit allowed malware to be installed on employees' laptops.
A proposed directive requiring the reporting of serious cyber-attacks to national authorities could add complexity to organizations operating online in the European Union, says IT security lawyer FranÃ§ois Gilbert.