The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of high-profile Twitter accounts. Also featured: Addressing security when offices reopen; the role of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in money laundering during the pandemic.
The "zero trust" model can play a critical role in mitigating emerging threats. That's why Information Security Media Group will host on July 27 a virtual cybersecurity summit for India on applying the model.
Fast charging is a blessing, but there's a downside: The firmware running on some chargers can be maliciously modified. Researchers say chargers can be hacked to deliver more electricity than a device can handle.
As organizations that shifted to a remote workforce consider allowing some workers to return to the office environment, CISOs must reassess their security infrastructures, says Chris Kubic of Fidelis Cybersecurity, who formerly was CISO at the National Security Agency.
Following Twitter's admission that cryptocurrency scammers socially engineered its employees to gain control of 45 high-profile accounts, one reaction has been: Why didn't anyone crack Twitter sooner? Unfortunately, the answer is that they have, especially if you count nation-states bribing insiders.
The disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizations to recalibrate cybersecurity priorities and strengthen enterprise IT from the ground up, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar, managing principal and head, APJ, Verizon Business.
Security awareness and compliance training is an essential component of mitigating risks for the remote workforce in the financial services sector, says Theo Zafirakos of Terranova Security, who outlines key steps.
Twitter says attackers who hijacked more than 130 high-profile Twitter accounts used social engineering to bypass its defenses, including two-factor authentication on accounts. Experts say companies must have defenses in place against such schemes, which have long been employed by fraudsters.
How have the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and job losses affected the character and composition of the internet? Rapid7's Tod Beardsley rounds up the latest research into the prevalence of outdated and unsecured internet protocols and internet-connected devices - and there's both good and bad news.
Despite warnings from security researchers and U.S. Cyber Command earlier this month, thousands of users have not yet patched their F5 BIG-IP networking products to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow for remote code execution, according to the security firm Expanse.
What are the biggest leadership lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic? And what will CEOs and CISOs look back on and say, "Why did we ever do things that way?" Those questions were posed to a panel of cybersecurity leaders, and here are their candid answers.
As companies lay off employees and deal with financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, they're also facing an increase in the number of insider fraud incidents, says Randy Trzeciak, director of the National Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University, who offers fraud detection tips.
An identity and access management strategy for a hybrid cloud environment should include single sign-on as well as multifactor authentication, says Andrew Koh, deputy general manager and regional lead-Risk at Habib Bank Ltd. in Singapore.