By providing a list of software components, known as the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), global cybersecurity company Kaspersky is enhancing the ways in which it ensures the integrity of its products, and helps customers and partners understand what’s inside the company’s products and software architecture.
The cost of securing increasingly complex environments has soared to second place in the top challenges IT leaders say their businesses are facing in 2021. That is up from third place last year and sixth place in 2018, according to the latest Kaspersky ‘IT Security Economics’ report. With digitalization, remote work and cloud usage growth, this complexity may impact organizations’ visibility of threats and incident response.
In late summer 2021, Kaspersky’s automated detection technologies prevented a series of attacks using an elevation of privilege exploit on multiple Microsoft Windows servers. Upon closer analysis into the attack, Kaspersky researchers discovered a new zero-day exploit.
The IT security community, research and civil society organisations, and governmental authorities combined their expertise in this new online course. The course trains public officials of regional authorities, workers of victim support services, and perpetrator programmes how to effectively fight digital forms of gender-based violence.
A new Kaspersky Ask the Analyst service will allow businesses to reach out to the company’s researchers for their opinions and guidance on cyberthreats and security issues. The programme will include malware sample analysis, malware family information or certain threat descriptions, requests for dark web intelligence or further information on published Kaspersky APT Intelligence Reports. These deliverables will provide customers’ existing IT security teams with Kaspersky expertise.
The latest edition of Kaspersky’s annual IT Security Economics report reveals the growing severity of cybersecurity incidents affecting businesses through suppliers that they share data with. The average financial impact of such an event for an enterprise reached $1.4 million in 2021 which makes it the costliest type of incident, even though this didn’t even reach the top five incidents last year. The overall ranking of losses from different types of attack has also changed significantly since 2020.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud demonstrated 100% efficiency against ransomware attacks, according to a recent assessment by AV-TEST. As a result of three different scenarios and 113 attack samples, the product didn’t lose a single user file and outran 10 different cybersecurity vendors.
While investigating a yet unknown advanced persistence threat (APT), Kaspersky researchers came across new malware that contained several important attributes that potentially connect it to DarkHalo – the threat actor behind the Sunburst attack. It is considered one of the most impactful supply chain security incidents of recent years.