Saving passwords in browser-based password managers or via "remember my details" website options might make for simple and fast log-ins for employees, but they also give attackers an easy way to lift legitimate credentials, oftentimes via highly automated, information-stealing malware, experts warn.
In the latest weekly update, Jeremy Grant of Venable LLP joins editors at ISMG to discuss the state of secure identity in 2024, the challenges in developing next-generation remote ID proofing systems, and the potential role generative AI can play in both compromising and protecting identities.
Poor credential management practices hit Australian organizations hard in late 2023, accounting for a majority of cyber incidents affecting millions of people, the Australian Information Commissioner said. Compromised or stolen credentials account for 1 in 4 data breaches.
When a hospital or clinic is hit with a cyberattack, it often seems as if the electronic health record systems just can't win. Even if the EHR system is not the prime target of the attack, it's still frequently taken off line as the organization responds to the incident. What should entities do?
In the latest weekly update, Joe Sullivan, CEO of Ukraine Friends, joins three editors at ISMG to discuss the challenges of being a CISO in 2024, growing threats from disinformation, vulnerabilities in MFA, AI's role in cybersecurity, and the obstacles to public-private information sharing.
In the latest weekly update, Troy Leach, CSO at Cloud Security Alliance, joins three editors at ISMG to discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how generative AI is enhancing multi-cloud security, AI's influence on authentication processes, and the state of zero trust and IoT security.
Robert Blumofe, executive vice president and CTO at Akamai, expects social engineering, phishing, extortion and AI-driven attacks to dominate the threat landscape. He advised enterprises to use FIDO2-based MFA, zero trust, microsegmentation and API security to reduce risks.
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In the wake of an apparently weak password being harvested by information-stealing malware and used to disrupt telecommunications giant Orange Spain's internet traffic, an expert is warning all organizations to beware of copycat attacks - and to lock down their internet registry accounts.
Mobile password managers are different from computer-based password managers due to different constraints found in the mobile operating system, said Ankit Gangwal, assistant professor at the International Institute of Information Technology. He shed light on the risks introduced by AutoSpill.
Hackers are exploiting OAuth applications to compromise user accounts, manipulate and confer elevated privileges, and set up cryptomining operations, which has cost some organizations up to $1.5 million in losses, according to Microsoft's Threat Intelligence team.
Okta has paused product development and internal projects for 90 days to beef up its security architecture and operations for applications, hardware and third-party vendors. Okta will move to strengthen its cyber posture, including a security action plan and engaging with third-party cyber firms.
New York State will soon seek public comment on sweeping new cybersecurity regulations for hospitals. The proposed rules would come with $500 million in requested funding to help the providers step up their security investments to comply with the new requirements.
Days after announcing a security compromise, cloud-based identity and authentication management provider Okta said that an unknown threat actor had accessed files of 134 customers after an employee signed in to a personal Google profile on the Chrome browser of an Okta-managed laptop.
A Colorado-based customer identity platform hauled in $65 million to effectively identify and authenticate users with government IDs or mobile phones. The growth equity investment from Updata Partners will allow FusionAuth to better serve businesses in regions other than the U.S. and Europe.