Cisco Talos will be well-represented at BlackHat and DEF CON over the course of the next few weeks with a slew of presentations, demos and appearances to speak to the security community.
We've seen threat actors utilize every chance they get to steal sensitive data, to be used in future attacks and/or to manipulate victims into paying up before their data ends up on the dark web.
Given the privileged position these devices occupy on the networks they serve, they are prime targets for attackers, so their security posture is of paramount importance.
Meta most recently entered the AI race with Llama 2, an open-source version of their chatbot. IBM has also re-branded its watson tool (formerly known as capital “W” Watson who was really good at “Jeopardy”) to be a ChatGPT-like.
Incident Response trends Q2 2023: Data theft extortion rises, while healthcare is still most-targeted vertical
Ransomware was the second most-observed threat this quarter, accounting for 17 percent of engagements, a slight increase from last quarter’s 10 percent.
The federal government’s cybersecurity policies are falling into place just in time to be stalled again
Last week, the Biden administration released its formal roadmap for its national cybersecurity initiative meant to encourage greater investment in cybersecurity and strengthen the U.S.’s critical infrastructure security (and more).
In all, Talos released 22 security advisories regarding Milesight products this month, nine of which have a CVSS score greater than 8, associated with 69 CVEs.
Ransomware-as-a-service is a relatively new version of these commodity groups, such as DarkSide, known for the cyber attack in 2021 that disrupted the Colonial oil pipeline and made gas more expensive for thousands of U.S. consumers.