Start the New Year Off Right! Join RBS in Exploring More from Cybersecurity to Cyber Risk at the 12th e-Crime & Cybersecurity Conference in Germany on January 23, 2019

It is imperative that companies evaluate, build, and mature their cybersecurity processes and select risk analysis and security products that lead to profitable business outcomes. According to a survey published by Bitkom, Germany’s IT sector association, “Two thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe’s largest economy some €43 […]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Q3 2018 Cyber Security Data Breach Update Now Available via Webinar

  Need a quick recap of 2018’s year to date breach activity? Risk Based Security’s Inga Goddijn takes a deep dive into relevant breach trends and shares interesting and useful information from our latest Q3 2018 Data Breach Quick View Report. The principals at Risk Based Security have been tracking data breaches for over a […]

Quora, Marriott, Facebook and Huazhu Hotels – Another Matrix Moment?

Data breach announcements have been coming out at a fast and furious pace lately – and not just the run-of-the-mill pilfering of payment data from e-commerce sites or phishing for access to employees’ email accounts. Year to date, the Cyber Risk Analytics breach research team has cataloged over 5,000 breach events, making it the second […]

On Pace To Break 20k Mark For Disclosed Vulnerabilities

The number of vulnerabilities through Q3 of 2018, though significant and on track to be over 20,000, is down from the same time last year and will likely fall short of the record-breaking 2017 year end numbers of more than 22,000 disclosed vulnerabilities, according to Risk Based Security. Today, Risk Based Security announced the public […]

[Webinar] The Data Breach Landscape – Trends and Highlights Through September 2018

The Q3 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report was released last week. Let’s dig in and talk about what it all means! Join us this Wednesday for a fun and informative look at the breaches and trends shaping the data loss landscape through the third quarter of 2018. Webinar At A Glance: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 […]

Though 2018 Will Likely Not Surpass 2017 Numbers – Still Significant Year For Breach Activity

The number of publicly reported breaches keeps pace with recent years while a staggering 3.6 billion records are exposed. Risk Based Security today announced the release of its 2018 Q3 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data compromise events through September 30. Breach activity continues at a consistent pace for […]

5-Star Ratings – Just How Vulnerable Is That Shiny New Application?

Star-based ratings are everywhere you look these days. From hotel and restaurant reviews to doctors and lawyers, practically every service and seller imaginable is subject to some sort of performance score. These rating systems are so familiar in fact that they have become the de facto shorthand for making fast judgements about the quality of […]

New libssh Vulnerability – No Logo But Plenty Of Attention

Earlier this week, Andreas Schneider announced the release of a new version of libssh, covering “an important security” that addressed “an authentication bypass vulnerability in the server code”. Pretty quickly we saw several news articles published that covered this issue, as well as third-party blogs that added commentary on the technical side of the vulnerability. […]

Getting To Know Your Electronic Voting Machine. Friend Or Foe?

In April 2016, we published a blog on electronic voting machine (EVM) vulnerabilities titled “To date, Risk Based Security has cataloged over 260 vulnerabilities in electronic voting machines.” Today, that number stands at 292. With the midterm elections coming up, the topic of voter influence, foreign meddling, and EVM security is back in the news, including another […]

Ransomware: To Pay Or Not To Pay, That Is Still A Real Question

Ransomware has long been a lurking threat, but it really took center stage in 2017 with the rapid spread of WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya. Like someone flipping a switch, ransomware went from a manageable annoyance to a major concern of not only security professionals but business owners and executives everywhere. While questions have been raised around […]