The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
While CCPA has drawn the biggest headlines when it comes to new U.S. privacy laws, businesses and consumers should also take notice of New York's SHIELD Act, which goes into effect in March 2020. The law is expected to have impact on Wall Street firms and other financial institutions headquartered in the state.
Seattle-based smart home device maker Wyze says an error by a developer exposed a database to the internet over a three-week period earlier this month. The data included customer emails, nicknames of online cameras, WiFi SSIDs, device information and Alexa tokens.
Wanted: A new chief executive to assume command of Britain's growing National Cyber Security Center, part of GCHQ. As Ciaran Martin departs, the successful NCSC model he helped create is being widely emulated in many countries. But the U.S. remains a notable holdout.
Warning: Attackers wielding LockerGoga and MegaCortex ransomware have been hitting large corporate networks, sometimes first lingering for months. That's according to a new FBI flash alert, as reported by Bleeping Computer, which essentially tells would-be victims: Please, get your defenses in order now.
Researchers at Positive Technologies say they discovered a vulnerability in enterprise software offerings from Citrix that potentially could put 80,000 companies in 158 countries at risk of a cyberattack.
It's important to look into the inherent risks of engaging with vendors before getting into assessing individual companies, says Devender Kumar, CISO at TMF Group, who discusses how to handle risks arising from third parties.
Because vendors were implicated in many of the largest health data breaches in 2019, it's more critical than ever for healthcare organizations to manage the security risks posed by their suppliers, says Erik Decker, CISO and chief privacy officer at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.
As France broadens its experimentation with facial recognition it must make sure it takes users' consent as well as implement the technology only when necessary, says Felicien Vallet, privacy technologist at CNIL.
Starting Jan. 1, State Bank of India will no longer accept magnetic stripe debit card transactions and will accept only EMV chip-based cards in compliance with an RBI mandate, which is designed to help prevent card fraud, including skimming and cloning.
MasterCard will acquire security startup RiskRecon for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced Monday. The deal will allow MasterCard to offer third-party risk assessment to its business customers and consumers.
Identity and Access Management is at the epicenter of many corporate security vulnerabilities. Markku Rossi of SSH Communications Security discusses how a "Just-in-Time" approach to credential management eliminates standing privileges.