Britain's biggest businesses continue to inappropriately expose servers and services to the internet, putting the organizations and data at risk, according to a study by Rapid7. Tod Beardsley describes the findings, including a widespread lack of phishing defenses as well as cloud misconfigurations.
A security researcher found an unsecured database belonging to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China that contained 8.4 TB of email metadata. While it's not clear if anyone accessed the data, an attacker could have seen all email being sent or received by a specific person.
Infosecurity Europe returns to London June 4-6, featuring more than 230 sessions over three days covering a range of topics, including application security, automation, data protection, risk management, incident response and threat analysis. Here's a preview of 11 hot sessions.
Migrating from on-premises data security to the cloud and then embedding security in the application development process are common challenges for enterprises. Dan Fitzgerald, a CISO at the consultancy McKinsey & Co., shares insights on how to make these transitions.
Newly discovered microarchitectural data sampling flaws in Intel processors - collectively dubbed "ZombieLoad" - could be exploited to steal private data from PCs and servers, including shared cloud environments. Intel, Microsoft, Apple and others have begun to ship patches designed to help mitigate the problems.
Attackers exploiting a buffer overflow in WhatsApp's signaling software to automatically infect devices with malware - without users even having to answer their phone - and then alter call logs to hide attack traces is "a bit of a nightmare scenario," says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
How far does an organization's risk surface extend, and who are the custodians of all that data? A new research report aims to answer those questions. In a joint interview, Kelly White, of RiskRecon and Wade Baker of the Cyentia Institute offer an analysis.
An unsecured database hosted on Microsoft's cloud platform contained personal information on nearly 80 million U.S. households, according to two researchers who found it. What does Microsoft have to say about the mysterious database?
Two third-party Facebook application developers exposed users' personal information by leaving the data exposed without a password in unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 buckets, researchers from UpGuard say. One data set contained 540 million unsecured records, the report found.
Organizations may have great cybersecurity intentions, but translating those desires into a robust security reality is often challenging, says Ratinder Ahuja, CEO of ShieldX Networks. That's why he advocates automation to ensure intention equals reality.
In an exclusive interview, IBM Security GM Mary O'Brien talks with ISMG about her first year in this role, addressing the skills crisis, application security, the cloud and how to defend against cyberattacks.
Too many organizations continue to approach security with a "perimeter defense" mindset despite enterprise networks long having moved past on-premises data centers to myriad cloud services, says Ajay Arora of Vera Security.