Hackers stole at least $920,000 from Russia's PIR Bank after they successfully compromised an outdated, unsupported Cisco router at a bank branch office and used it to tunnel into the bank's local network, reports incident response firm Group-IB.
The explosion in the growth and diversity of devices linked to networks as a result of the internet of things and BYOD makes it more challenging to manage network security, says Wallace Sann of ForeScout.
At least 500,000 routers, mostly located in Ukraine, have been infected with "VPN Filter" malware that experts believe is a prelude to a massive cyberattack. But the FBI has sinkholed the control domain for the router botnet, which should help contain the potential damage.
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.
Businesses across the UK and Europe spend billions each year on identity and access management, but almost all of this money is spent on protecting the digital identities of humans - usernames and passwords.
On the other hand, businesses spend almost nothing on protecting machine identities, even though our entire...
The rapid rise of cloud and mobile has created increased complexities for IT including managing the security risks as well as end user expectation. The question is, how to take advantage of the agility the cloud affords you while securing your applications in the cloud from Internet threats and still give users easy,...
Legacy, perimeter-centric models of information security are of no use in today's digital businesses, according to a Forrester report sponsored by Akamai, as they are no longer bounded by the four walls of their corporation. Instead, CIOs must move toward a Zero Trust approach to security that is data- and...
In today's extended enterprise, with organizations leveraging supply chains and the cloud, microsegmentation has become a hot network security technology. Tom Patterson of Unisys discusses the trend, as well as behavioral biometrics.
Cybersecurity pros need to apply the Darwinian approach of "survival of the fittest" to cybersecurity to navigate the risk landscape and raise the industry baseline for security, says Dan Schiappa of Sophos.
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The GDPR regulation will be enforced beginning May 25, 2018 and for many organizations, the initial transition to GDPR compliance is likely to be a lengthy and challenging process that will require regular reevaluation based on continued reassessment of the risks.
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Five days after a ransomware outbreak crypto-locked city systems, Atlanta has advised its 8,000 employees that they can once again boot their PCs and printers. But information security experts warn that the city's infrastructure still appears to have easily exploitable misconfigurations.