Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

Beware of Sleeper Fraud Accounts

Datavisor Online Fraud report finds that a non-trivial percentage of fraud activity occurs from accounts that are inactive for a week before an attack.

Mozilla Firefox is the First Pwn2own 2017 Victim to be Patched

Once again, Mozilla is quick to deal with a zero-day exploit first demonstrated at the Pwn2own hacking competition.

Bayshore Networks Raises $11M for Industrial Cyber Security

Bayshore's core product platform is the company's IT/OT Gateway for industrial cyber security.

Cymulate Raises $3M for Attack Simulation Technology

Startup raises new funds to help expand its reach, with a diverse set of Software-as-a-Service offerings to test an organization's ability to withstand different types of attacks.

Google Patches 36 Vulnerabilities in Chrome 57

Researcher finds a high impact memory corruption flaw in Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine.

How Much Is a Google Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Worth?

Google is increasing the amount it pays for RCE vulnerabilities by 57 percent, and payouts for other security flaws are rising as well.

Fortscale Raises $7M for User Behavior Analytics Technology

Investors continue to pour money into security firms in 2017 as UEBA demand grows.

TrapX Discovers MEDJACK3, Updates DeceptionGrid Security Platform

New form of medical device attack is underway, but there are already ways to defend against the new incursion.

Where Do Venture Capitalists See Security Opportunities?

VCs from Trident Capital Cybersecurity, Elephant, Glasswing Ventures and Ten Eleven Ventures discuss where they see the opportunity to profit.

Verizon Presents Technical Breach Information in a New Way with Breach Digest

VIDEO: Bryan Sartin, Managing Director of the Verizon RISK Team detailS some of the highlights of the report and the broader VERIS methodology for detailing data breaches.

RSA Conference: Lessons from a Billion Breached Data Records

Legendary breach reporter Troy Hunt details some of things he has learned  from working with more than a billion publicly dumped records.

RSA Conference Wi-Fi Users Under Attack

VIDEO: Pwnie Express finds multiple rogue access points on the show floor that are actively attempting to trick users with an EvilAP attack

RSA Conference Security Panel Isn't Worried about GDPR

Lawyers from Google, Cisco and Microsoft talk about privacy and why they're confident they're all moving in the right direction.

RSA Conference Cryptographers Panel: We're Doing Everything Wrong

RSA Conference cryptographers panel laments current internet security, as both the internet and many of the security measures to secure it are broken.

RSA 2017: Security is No Joke

The world's largest security conference gets underway today and even though a comedian is the closing session, it's all very serious business.

Evident.io Raises $22M Series C

Startup aims to grow its public cloud security and compliance technology footprint beyond AWS.

HackerOne Raises $40M to Grow Bug Bounty Business

Total funding to date stands at $74M as demand for third party vulnerabilities services continues to expand.

Exabeam Raises $30M to Expand Security Intelligence Platform

New Series C round of funding, brings total funding to date for the security vendor up to $68 million.

Google Doubles Down on Web Security

Google improves security in Chrome web browser and announces its own Root Certificate Authority.

RSA: Dell SecureWorks DCEPT Delivers Honey Tokens to Hackers

Dell launches new open source tool that uses Docker containers to help organizations identity credential thefts from memory. [VIDEO]



Bringing Secure Boot to the Core of Containers [VIDEO]

VIDEO: Matthew Garrett, principal security engineer at CoreOS, discusses his efforts to bring a root of trust from bare metal all the way to the operating system level.

Google Updates Chrome 30 for 50 Security Flaws

Google doubles the number of vulnerabilities it has fixed in new browser release.

CloudPassage CEO Wants to Automate Cloud Security

When it comes to cloud security, control is the key, says the CEO of CloudPassage.

Black Hat: MACTANS Hacking Apple iOS with a Battery Charger

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology disclose potential new vulnerability in Apple devices.

Apple Updates Mac OS X for QuickTime Vulnerabilities

Three flaws were patched on Windows over a month ago.