The U.S. government limited its use of advanced surveillance software such as Pegasus through an executive order prohibiting agencies from buying licenses for spyware used by foreign governments to spy on dissidents. The order does not outright stop the government from purchasing spyware.
Studies indicate that on average most enterprises use 25 to 49 security tools sourced from up to 10 different vendors. To make this environment easier to manage, CISOs should adopt an integrated approach driven by consolidation and automation, says Microsoft's Terence Gomes.
OT and SCADA security must be designed around protecting system availability, understanding OT-specific protocols and blocking attacks that target legacy systems commonly used in OT environments. CISO Hitesh Mulani of Mahindra & Mahindra shares advice on implementing OT security.
The business world is going through a phase of hyper transformation and hyper digitalization. So, the building blocks of a cybersecurity strategy are quite different from what they were a few years ago. CISOs now need to prioritize threats in the context of their businesses.
The increasing volume, frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks has made cyber resiliency a top priority for security leaders. But there are certain roadblocks to overcome before an organization can be cyber resilient, advise Samir Mishra and Navin Mehra of Cisco.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the roles and responsibilities of CISOs were centered around protecting IT infrastructure. Today, however, the role has changed and is closely aligned with the business and its associated risks. A CISO is also the custodian of digital trust and privacy.
A now-patched bug that caused OpenAI to take down the ChatGPT chatbot for nine hours on Monday also revealed the last four digits of payment cards, the company disclosed Friday. One user said he saw the history of another account including the topics "phobia of rats" and "sexist music video clips."
So far, the Clop ransomware group campaign using a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT, has compromised networks used by 130 different organizations. The gang has so far taken responsibility for over 50 hacks.
The United States sent its top cyber offensive team to NATO ally Albania to help secure the nation's critical infrastructure networks. The Cyber National Mission Force helped find cyberthreats and vulnerabilities on networks likely targeted last year by Iranian threat actors.
Medical device maker Zoll Medical is facing at least seven proposed class action lawsuits filed since it revealed two weeks ago that the data of 1 million individuals had been caught up in a hacking incident involving the company's internal network.
Members of a U.S. House subcommittee got their first look at the Biden administration's new national cybersecurity strategy and quizzed the White House cybersecurity director on the timeline, proposed regulations and incentives for private businesses.
TikTok CEO Shou Chew appeared Thursday before the U.S. congressional panel to defend his company against accusations that it's imperiling Americans' national security, privacy and mental health. Lawmakers pressed Chew on the company's Chinese ownership, source code and privacy practices.
As threat actors increasingly target smaller and less-prepared businesses, CISOs should consider consolidating similar security technologies onto a single platform in order to maximize the defender's advantage, says Vijendra Katiyar, country manager for Trend Micro in India and the SAARC region.
Orca Security has promoted Chief Product Officer Gil Geron to CEO to help the agentless cloud security vendor maintain its market leadership and rapid growth. The leadership swap at Portland, Oregon-based Orca will result in Avi Shua moving to the newly created position of chief innovation officer.
Hackers have been actively exploiting vulnerabilities in ColdFusion to remotely compromise servers, Adobe warns. Since at least early January, attackers have been dropping web shells via ColdFusion, but it's unclear if only now-known vulnerabilities are being exploited, security researchers say.