One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses new combination ransomware and doxing attacks. Plus, Twitter drops phone numbers in 2FA, and why we need to consider quantum cryptography today.
Some 4 terabytes of data on over 1.2 billion individuals - including LinkedIn and Facebook profiles - was exposed to the internet on an unsecured Elasticsearch server, according to an analysis by a pair of independent researchers.
Nation-state attacks often have close links to the military intelligence or state control apparatus with a high degree of technical expertise. India is fighting off an array of disruptive attacks that include advanced malware, sophisticated distributed denial-of-service attacks and nation-state actors targeting DNS...
Corporate security teams spend a large amount of their time and resources attempting to secure
their systems from outside cyberthreats - that is, from hackers who are external to the corporate
network. According to Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, almost 70% of confirmed
data breaches are...
One key step for preparing to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect in January, is determining how best to verify the identity of users, say two leaders of the Sovrin Foundation, who discuss the key issues.
With the goal of becoming an international university XJTLU needed to ensure that their website was high performing and available for users anywhere in the world. However, with infrastructure focused on campus, access to XJTLU's site was intermittent and slow for off campus users. This poor performance was magnified...
The shift to the cloud has made the perimeter-centric view of security obsolete and led to the creation of the "zero trust" approach. But how do we best manage identity as the new security perimeter? Teju Shyamsundar of Okta shares insights.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth analysis of how to prevent data exposure in the cloud. Plus: why PCI's new contactless payment standard lacks PINs, and how to go beyond the hype to accurately define "zero trust."
Visa's move to no longer offer one-time passwords for smaller card-not-present transactions - up to INR 2000 - in India is drawing a mixed reaction. While proponents say the move will lead to wider use of digital payments, critics argue it will weaken security.
Scammers are using the notorious Phorpiex botnet as part of an ongoing "sextortion" scheme, according to Check Point researchers. At one point, the botnet was sending out over 30,000 spam emails an hour and the attackers made about $110,000 in five months, researchers say.
Organizations are accepting that the network perimeter no longer serves as the "ultimate defense" and thus adapting zero-trust principles, including least privilege, based on the understanding that they may already have been compromised, says Darran Rolls of SailPoint.
Robotic process automation aims to use machine learning to create bots that automate high-volume, repeatable tasks. But as organizations tap RPA, they must ensure they take steps to maintain data security, says Deloitte's Ashish Sharma.