A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation in the House that would stop the government from forcing software vendors to intentionally weaken their products for surveillance purposes. Two prior attempts to enact the legislation in Congress have failed.
DDoS attacks are morphing from being political statements to a diversion while other forms of attacks are occurring, says Arbor Network's Mike Boose, who describes new threat vectors and best practices for mitigation.
If operational technology systems need to get connected to IT systems, it's essential to have tight controls on the network, says Lam Kwok Yan, professor of computer science and engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Adequately tracking the nonstop arrival and departure of officials in the Trump White House might require real-time, multidimensional flowcharts. But one thing is clear: The White House is facing a looming cybersecurity knowledge and expertise deficit, and that deficit may soon get worse.
Payments are getting faster, and so is payments fraud. A robust fraud management strategy focusing on strong authentication, customer education and scalable responses can be instrumental in minimizing payment fraud risk.
Equifax says it continues to field queries from U.S. lawmakers about the full extent of its massive 2017 data breach, which occurred after an attacker exploited its unpatched Apache Struts web application. Research finds that many more organizations are using unpatched Struts applications.
Security vendor ProtectWise says a series of operating mistakes has allowed it to gain insight into a group, believed to be affiliated with Chinese intelligence, that specializes in stealing code-signing certificates. The certificates allow for the signing of malware that's unlikely to raise security alarms.
Privacy regulations, user satisfaction concerns and the need to prevent data breaches are driving more organizations that must authenticate users to find "a better way of ensuring that people are who they are when they are accessing critical information," says Tony Smales, CEO of Forticode.
The Ashley Madison breach of 2015 quickly became one the most famous of the high-profile hacks. Three years later, CISO Matthew Maglieri discusses the breach recovery and what he refers to as "cybersecurity in a world of discretion."
Twitter has apologized after it discovered that it had been inadvertently storing users' passwords in plaintext in an internal log, potentially putting them at risk. Twitter has blamed a bug for the fault and recommends all users change their passwords immediately.
Over 55 percent of people will reuse passwords despite acknowledging the risks, says Amber Steel of LastPass. In the enterprise context, this bad behavior needs to be addressed without burdening employees with policies which could impact productivity, she says.