Bobby Ford, CISO of Unilever, a multinational consumer goods firm, says the shift to a work-from-home environment requires an intensified focus on email security as well as identity and access management.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report sizes up progress made so far on identity management and the work yet to be done. Also featured: how security concerns are holding back IoT projects and the privacy issues raised by recording videoconferences.
Not all data breaches are what they might seem, and not all leakers are who they might claim to be. Take the doxing of the Minneapolis Police Department, supposedly by Anonymous hacktivists: The leaked employee information was almost certainly culled from old breaches. So who did it, and why?
Jeremy Grant has spent more than two decades championing the cause of secure digital identities. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has created a remote workforce of unprecedented scale seemingly overnight, are current approaches to securing the identity management and attestation practice up to the challenge?
Even after being notified that their personal data has been compromised in a breach, only about a third of users change their passwords - and most are not strong or unique, according to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, who call for changes in breach notification procedures.
A "zero trust" framework can help organizations better define their access control strategies and ramp up authentication, says Vishal Salvi, global CISO and head of cybersecurity at Infosys Ltd., a multinational outsourcing company.
The world has experienced an unprecedented business disruption that instantly created the largest remote workforce - and largest attack surface - in history. How do you validate users and access in this new dynamic workforce? RSA's Steve Schlarman and Ben Smith preview an upcoming series of virtual roundtables.
An independent security researcher disclosed a zero-day vulnerability contained in the "Sign in with Apple" feature that, if exploited, could have resulted in a full account takeover. The vulnerability has been patched, and Apple says it found no account misuse tied to it.
A federal judge has ordered Capital One to turn over a forensics report covering its 2019 data breach, which has been sought by plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit. The report, if it becomes public, could shed light on one of last year's biggest breaches.
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.
The Russian blogging platform LiveJournal confirmed this week that it suffered several brute-force attacks in 2011 and 2012. But it insists that the 26 million usernames and passwords that are now available for sale on darknet forums came from other sources.
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 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.
The massive shift to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic means more organizations are adopting the "zero trust" model, taking such steps as implementing proper access controls, monitoring user behavior and building data governance policies.