Today, DHS and FBI released a pair of Joint Technical Alerts that provide details on tools and infrastructure used by North Korea to target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally.
DHS S&T has awarded Amherst, Massachusetts-based BlueRISC, Inc. a $750,000 SBIR Phase II contract for the development of a state-of-the-art solution that system and network defenders can use to forecast and uncover malware attacks.
New York City-based Red Balloon Security, Inc. was awarded a $746,756 Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop an upgrade to its existing hybrid prediction system for embedded malware detection.
DHS S&T today announced the transition of a malware detection technology to the marketplace as a result of its participation in the S&T’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program.
At DHS, we’ve recently observed an increase in ransomware attacks across the country. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to block access to a computer system until a ransom is paid. Ransomware is typically spread through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website.
Many of us may have had experiences with an attempted cyberattack. Emails appearing to be from a friend or popular retailer could actually be criminals hoping to steal your social security number, email address, credit card numbers or intellectual property. When they happen to a company, these attacks can cost millions of dollars.