The remote workforce brings more flexibility. But it also comes with unique challenges such as VPN congestion, a greater attack surface and a lack of visibility for security. How can you help remote workers to be both productive and cybersecure? Menlo Security's Kowsik Guruswamy offers advice.
"Hack-for-hire" groups operating in India are spoofing World Health Organization emails to steal credentials from financial services and healthcare firms around the world, according to Google's Threat Analysis Group.
Small and midsize companies don't need to spend money on expensive security products, says cybersecurity consultant Nic Miller, but they must consider several critical factors as they devise their strategies.
As cyberthreats to medical research on COVID-19 - and other intellectual property - grow, organzations must take critical steps to prevent the theft of their "innovation capital," says Russell Koste, chief security officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
Last week, security researcher Bill Demirkapi said that Trend Micro used a trick to get one of its drivers to pass Microsoft's approval process. Trend Micro has withdrawn the driver and says it's working with Microsoft on incompatibility issues that are unrelated to the researcher's findings.
The identity and access management strategy for the remote workforce should ensure contextual authentication to establish the credentials of the users, apply risk-based authentication for measuring user risk profiles, and establish a multifactor authentication mechanism, a panel of experts says.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, work-from-home employees have rushed to adopt videoconferencing tools. But Kroll's Alan Brill warns that sound security and privacy practices - backed by legal, risk management and HR teams - too often lag. Here are his top concerns and tips on how to address them.
Ransomware, wire transfer fraud, destructive attacks: In recent months, the financial sector has seen these and other online attacks surge by 238% as criminals continue to exploit the pandemic, warns Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black, who shares findings from his firm's third "Modern Bank Heists" report.
Turla, a sophisticated hacking group with suspected ties to the Russian government, recently used a revamped version of its malware to target government entities in Eastern Europe, according to new research from the security firm ESET.
Security practitioners need to know what data their organization has and where it is kept so they can ensure it's protected. That inventory process that can be simplified by creating an information asset register, says Bilal Ghafoor, a data protection consultant.
As more organizations rely more heavily on cloud-based applications as a result of a remote workforce, they must avoid taking identity and access management shortcuts, says James Gosnold of the cloud consultancy CloudKubed, who calls for the addition of another layer of authentication.
Healthcare organizations need to diligently assess whether a security incident involving patient information truly qualifies as a reportable breach under HIPAA to avoid needlessly reporting it to federal regulators, says regulatory attorney Helen Oscislawski.
Shadow IT is a growing concerns during the work-from-home shift because endpoint security is not as well developed as network security, says Vikram Mehta, an information security specialist at MakeMyTrip, who offers risk mitigation insights.
Two years after it was last seen in February 2018, ZLoader banking malware has resurfaced, with cybercriminals wielding a new version that gets distributed via email campaigns, security firm Proofpoint warns.
Britain's privacy watchdog reports it received 19% fewer data breach notifications in the first quarter than in the same period last year. While the decline may be attributed to more organizations better understanding when to report breaches, other countries have seen an increase in breach reports.