By issuing a sweeping cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, the Biden administration is attempting to take a critical step to address security issues that have come to light after recent cyberattacks. Here's an analysis of the order's key elements.
Merger and acquisition activity involving cybersecurity companies continued at a rapid pace in the last two weeks, with Accenture, Forcepoint, OneTrust and the Swedish IT consultancy firm Knowit AB all making acquisitions.
With consumers relying more heavily on e-commerce during the pandemic and beyond, leveraging behavioral biometrics for authentication is an effective strategy, says Coby Montoya, a fraud-fighting and authentication strategist at a financial company.
The FBI has shared 4.3 million email addresses stolen by the Emotet malware with the Have I Been Pwned breach notification site. The entry of those addresses into the site increases the chance that those infected with Emotet can take remediation actions, such as changing passwords.
Rapid7 has acquired Velociraptor, an open-source endpoint-monitoring organization and community that will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity while the security firm adopts some of its technology. Meanwhile, Zscaler had announced a deal to buy Trustdome.
No script, no filter: Just Microsoft’s Edna Conway and Cisco’s Wendy Nather gathering with privacy leader Michelle Dennedy to discuss the impact of the SolarWinds supply chain attack and to play Buzzword Mystery Date with SASE, CIAM and "passwordless" authentication - are these trends dreamboats or duds?
Remote work isn’t a trend, but a new way for businesses to operate. There’s no longer a defined parameter to operate. Instead, IT teams are coping with multiple devices, networks, locations and ways of enabling employees to access professional applications. Cybercriminals are capitalising on this opportunity.
Loving your pet and creating tough-to-crack passwords should remain two distinctly separate activities. Unfortunately, Britain's National Cyber Security Center reports that more than 1 in 6 Brits admit to using the name of a pet as their password. And the problem is global.
Synthetic identity fraud is a pervasive yet ill-defined crime – hard to define as well as to detect. Greg Woolf of FiVerity discusses a recent initiative by the Federal Reserve in Boston to better define and therefore better manage SIF.
Four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including dealing with attacks targeting the aging Accellion File Transfer appliance and taking steps to enhance employee authentication.