Intelligence: Q3 2015 Security Threat Report

In its Q3 2015 Security Threat Report Cloudmark reveals that SoftLayer Technologies – a Dallas-based hosting and cloud computing company that is owned wholly by IBM – generated the largest amount of spam detected by Cloudmark’s Global Threat Network. A whopping 42% of all outbound e-mail from SoftLayer in Q3 was spam, up seven times…

Report: 2016 Telecom Predictions

RCR Wireless provides us a set of interesting predictions for the direction of telecom in the coming year. First, if they can overcome some difficult technical hurdles, the work that wireless companies have been doing on VoLTE and VoWi-Fi may finally come to full fruition this year, with VoLTE expected to become a standard offering….

Report: IBM X Force Intelligence Quarterly 4th Q 2015

In its quarerly X-Force Threat Intelligence Report, IBM provides us with information about “how cybercrime trends and incident forensics are evolving—based on the real-world insights of the IBM Security Services team. ” This quarter they begin with the top four cybercrime trends. A rise in “onion-layered security incidents” means that security teams must execute investigations…

Report: Global Messaging Threat

In this report, Cloudmark reminds us that SMS is a growing medium for spammers and malicious attackers. It’s easy to set up an operation (and just as easy to set up another one once the first is discovered) and it’s very difficult for law enforcement to keep up. But using intellligence from the Cloudmark-powered SGMA Spam…