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February 2014 Vol. 16 / No. 1

New ways to navigate advanced security threats

One month into 2014 and we have already faced landmark data breaches of major U.S. retailer Target Corp. and online search turned media company, Yahoo. The extent of both attacks is further reaching than first (publicly) thought in December. Target admits that it faced a malware attack that exposed the credit and debit card data of 40 million, make that 70 million, no wait, it's 110 million customers. The fallout continues as the public at large gives a collective shrug and considers returning to cash when they shop at the once-beloved retailer. Kathleen Richards These advanced threats will keep on coming in 2014. "Defending a network has never been harder," says Johannes B. Ullrich, dean of research at the SANS Technology Institute and the Internet Storm Center. Ullrich examines the advanced threat techniques to watch out for this year. High on his list, more watering hole attacks and sophisticated spear phishing, driven by social engineering and automation to produce mass customization of emails as malware lures. Meanwhile, ...

Features in this issue

  • Beyond the Page: Cyberthreats

    by  Johannes B. Ullrich

    This February 2014 Information Security magazine supplement takes a deeper look into cyberthreats and examines advanced threat techniques including watering hole attacks and sophisticated spear phishing.

  • Cyberthreats: Know thy enemy in 2014

    by  Johannes B. Ullrich

    There's no place to hide as new cyberthreats and tried-and-true hacking techniques test security teams.

  • The changing face of advanced malware detection

    by  David Strom

    It's a new year of advanced threats, malicious code and holes to plug, but security teams are fighting back with help from global services.

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