Malware authors worldwide have targeted the fear around COVID-19 as a way to further their goals. This isn’t really a new method of enticing people to download and run their malware; threat actors have always used disasters as a way to deliver their payloads. From that perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic is only the latest in a long line of disasters that threat actors--both financially motivated and state-sponsored--leverage to achieve their goals.Read More
Americans Fear of an Imminent or Elevated Cyber Threat Against the Nation Drops to 51%; But 27% of Citizens Believe There Are Lingering Effects on Cyber Defenses from the Government ShutdownRead More
Morphisec’s U.S. Citizen Threat Index Study Looks at Perceived Threats in the Run-Up to the 2018 Midterms
With the US midterm elections just days away, the team at Morphisec wanted to look at how American citizens feel about state-sponsored attacks and other cyber threats that could pose a threat to US election security, and ultimately, American democracy.Read More
Its been a big week for Morphisec.
Yesterday Morphisec announced it has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the build-out and enhancement of cyber protection capabilities for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) systems. This is the first U.S. Federal initiative the company has pursued, and it’s a validation of how innovative and powerful its approach is with Moving Target Defense.Read More
CISOs face an escalating battle on two fronts: externally from ever-more sophisticated attackers and internally in managing all the threat protection and additional security layers they put in to stop them. And they are losing. Despite added technology complexity and operational overhead, cyber criminals still manage to get past defenses.
According to a a new report from analyst firm ESG, 72% of organizations believe that security operations are more difficult today than they were two years ago yet 54% still suffered at least one security incident.Read More
Last month, without much fanfare, Morphisec announced the launch of its Women in Cybersecurity Scholarships. The program arose from a chance discussion between Netta Schmeidler, our VP Product, and me. She was describing how she felt so lucky that an encounter in her life at a critical point led her down this career path. We began talking about what we as individuals, as a company and as an industry could do to encourage girls to explore the field.Read More
Much has been written about the high barriers to entry for women in cybersecurity. Certainly the numbers are depressing. Women make up just 11% of the world’s information security workforce, according to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study. This is far behind other industries.
For example, in the U.S. women represent nearly 47% of total workers and 51.5 % of management and professional positions. They account for 60% of pharmacists and 34% of doctors. Even the IT and computing industry, notorious for low female participation, puts cybersecurity to shame with 26% of positions held by women.Read More
Spurred by both government and private efforts, the UK has seen a renewed and determined focus on cyber security issues this year. Much of this can be attributed to the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which became operational in October 2016 and was officially launched February 2017 by Her Majesty the Queen. The organization’s stated mission? “Helping to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.”Read More