Far From The Tree? Malware-Laden Applications Fall Into The App Store

Mobile malware is on the rise. As noted by Securelist, 2015 saw an uptick in the number of malicious attachments users were unable to delete, strong growth in the volume of ransomware, and the use of phishing windows to conceal legitimate apps. Perhaps more worrisome, however, is the spread of iOS malware through the App Store itself — what was once Apple’s bastion of security is starting to crack.

Salesforce: Improving Cloud App Security

Cloud application security is a growing concern as companies large and small make the move from in-house servers to off-site compute resources. Cloud metrics app Datadog — which counts big businesses such as AWS, Slack, and Fastly among its major partners — was recently the victim of a data breach and is now recommending that users revoke and change their credentials. With cloud computing now a requirement to compete globally and find success locally, how do companies ensure app security is up to par?

Weaponized Software: The Case For Better Cybersecurity

Software as a weapon? It’s not only possible, it’s rapidly becoming commonplace — as evidenced by recent malware attacks that led to the transfer of more than $81 million from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to private accounts in Asia, while point-of-sale malware continues to frustrate large retail companies. With hackers getting smarter and software more sophisticated, how do companies take cybersecurity to the next level?