An audit from the U.S. Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. This includes exposing critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, to outside hacking and attacks.
The Australian government's digital health records program manages risk and privacy relatively well, according to a new audit, but there's room for improvement in third-party risk management and emergency access to sensitive health records.
With the California Consumer Privacy Act set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, companies are making last-minute compliance preparations. But these preparations are challenging because regulations to carry out the law are still pending and ambiguities remain. Here's a look at three issues.
The FCC voted unanimously Friday to ban telecommunications companies from using FCC funds to buy equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE because they pose a "national security threat." Also under consideration is a plan to rip and replace equipment from the firms.
As the Indian government pushes ahead with ambitious IT projects, such as Digital India, a key foundation is security-enabled digital assets, J.A. Chowdary, an adviser for information technology for the government of Tamil Nadu, said Thursday at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Mumbai.
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.
Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom. Security experts say they're not surprised by this development, but note that given the different skills required, such tactics may not become widespread.
Twitter users no longer have to supply a phone number in order to use two-step verification for authentication. The move will better protect accounts from SIM hijacking attempts and also means users don't have to sacrifice some of their privacy to enable a security feature.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest ransomware trends. Also featured: Discussions of Microsoft's move to DNS over HTTPS and strategies for tackling IoT security challenges.
Dopplepaymer ransomware, despite ongoing rumors, is not being spread via the Teams collaboration platform or BlueKeep remote desktop protocol flaws, Microsoft says. But it warns that the damaging crypto-locking code is being spread via stolen Active Directory administrator credentials.
Microsoft has outlined its plans for supporting the encryption of Domain Name System queries, which allows for more private internet browsing. The first step will be to upgrade connections to DNS over HTTPS, but allow admins to control DNS settings.
Multinational companies that must comply with widely varying privacy laws around the world should focus on a broad privacy strategy rather than a compliance strategy, says Vishal Salvi, CISO at Infosys.
While IoT devices are entering enterprises at a rapid pace, the security practices around them are as much as 20 years behind those for enterprise computing, says Sean Peasley of Deloitte, who outlines steps organizations can take to ensure safe IoT computing.
To help security practitioners address their cybersecurity challenges, ISMG is hosting a Cybersecurity Summit on Nov. 21 in Mumbai, best practices in tackling cybersecurity issues. Among the speakers: Loknatha Behera, Kerala's state police chief, and former Supreme Court Justice B. N. Srikrishna.
The Australian Parliament's computer network was compromised in January after politicians browsed a legitimate website that was compromised. The watering-hole style attack resulted in a small amount of non-sensitive data being revealed, according to the leader of the Senate.