Stats & Trends
Jonathan Crowe
Sep 2015

Barks & Bytes: The Bell Tolls for Flash, AV 

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Fetching a weekly roundup of the cybersecurity news and headlines you may have missed

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Is the sun finally setting on Adobe Flash Player?

Google Hits Pause on Flash Ads in Chrome on September 1

With Flash vulnerabilities a regular target for hackers, move will help stem major security threat to desktop computers. — ZDNet 

Netflix is Dumping Anti-Virus, Presages Death of an Industry

Now that Netflix is convinced they’ve found a true replacement for anti-virus is the rest of the tech world soon to follow? — Forbes

More Than 80% of Healthcare IT Leaders Say Their Systems Have Been Compromised

Survey by KPMG reveals only half of IT managers feel they are adequately prepared to prevent future attacks. — Computerworld 

FBI: $1.2B Lost to Business Email Scams

Latest figures show a 270% increase in so-called business email compromise (BEC) scams, also known as “CEO fraud.” — Krebs on Security

Researchers Discover New Keychain Vulnerability in OSX

If exploited, critical vulnerability allows anyone to steal passwords remotely without triggering security warnings. — CSO 

Report: Phishing Costs Average Organization $3.7 Million Per Year

New Ponemon Institute survey breaks down costs and reports proper training could help companies save nearly $2 million. — SC Magazine

China and Russia Are Using Hacked Data to Target U.S. Spies, Officials Say

At least one network of American engineers and scientists who provide technical assistance to U.S. undercover operatives has been compromised.  — Los Angeles Times 

Uber Hires the Hackers Who Wirelessly Hijacked a Jeep

The duo responsible for a full, over-the-internet takeover of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee (sparking a 1.4 million vehicle recall) will join Uber’s efforts to develop self-driving cars.  — Wired

Do Boards of Directors Actually Care About Cybersecurity?

New survey shows clear disconnect between stated priorities and actual resource allocation and involvement.  — CSO

Spotlight On: Security Simplified

Cybersecurity can be a complex subject, but that doesn't mean discussing it always needs to be complicated. At Barkly, we're big fans of keeping things simple and accessible. That's why, each week, we like to highlight an example of content that does just that. 

This week's "Security Simplified" highlight provides a visual breakdown of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, brought to you by Barricade:

 

 

Have a simplified security breakdown or explanation we should highlight? Share it with us in the comments!

Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan covers the latest threats and cybersecurity trends from a practical perspective.

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