Enterprise Malware-as-a-Service: Lazarus Group and the Evolution of Ransomware

In an interesting twist to the use of ransomware, an attacker leveraged a vulnerability in a plug-in for a remote-monitoring tool, Kaseya VSA, to gain access to a small Managed Services Provider, and infect approximately 80 companies with the GandCrab ransomware. This is a notable shift in tactics for Continue reading “Enterprise Malware-as-a-Service: Lazarus Group and the Evolution of Ransomware”

RSA Conference 2019: Trust (not Quantum), Blockchain, AI – and the advent of DevSecOps

A Trust Enabled World – that is the vision that guided the opening keynote speech of the RSA Conference 2019, held by Rohit Ghai (CEO of RSA) and Niloo Howe (tech investor and entrepreneur). In their narrative, which started with security nirvana, planned to be reached in 2049, they “looked back” to the trust crisis Continue reading “RSA Conference 2019: Trust (not Quantum), Blockchain, AI – and the advent of DevSecOps”

Innovation Sandbox Contest: What Cyber Security Trends can the world expect?

“Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?” – “Same procedure as every year, James!”

In line with this mantra, this year’s RSA Conference was kicked off again with the – by now pretty much established – ISBC startup contest. Same format (10 contestants pitch for 3 minutes, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A), same rules and conditions (pre-selected companies with maximum B round funding, Continue reading “Innovation Sandbox Contest: What Cyber Security Trends can the world expect?”