Reviewing online attack trends for the first half of the year, numerous cybersecurity firms agree: COVID-19 was king. As the pandemic has reshaped how many live and work, so too has it driven attackers to attempt to exploit work-at-home challenges and virus fears.
It might be new, but are we ready to call this "normal?" In this latest in a series of CEO/CISO panels, cybersecurity leaders talk frankly about the new risk surface and the role emerging technologies play in helping us keep pace with our adversaries.
What will be the impact of the leak of investigatory documents from FinCEN - the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network? For starters, experts warn that FinCEN reports may reveal sensitive information tied to banks and law enforcement agencies' investigatory tools and tactics.
Will recent U.S. indictments of several alleged Iranian hackers - as well as government sanctions against an APT group - have a deterrent effect? Security experts share their opinions on the impact of these actions.
Foreign and domestic hacking activity targeting NASA continues to grow at a time when many staffers are working at home, space agency officials testified at a Friday Congressional hearing where they were questioned about risk mitigation efforts.
An organization has successfully implemented a "zero trust" framework when it can achieve context-aware resolution of a risk, says Dr. Siva Sivasubramanian, CISO of SingTel Optus, an Australian telecommunications firm.
Many financial institutions have deployed fraud fusion centers as a way to help mitigate risks. But as fraudsters revamp their techniques, banks need to revamp these centers to keep up, says Jeff Dant of BMO Financial Group, who will speak at ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity and Fraud Summit: Toronto.
The hacking group "Pioneer Kitten," which has suspected ties to the Iranian government, is taking advantage of several unpatched vulnerabilities and using open source tools to target U.S. businesses as well as federal government agencies, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
President Donald Trump says TikTok and Oracle are close to making a deal. Don't neglect to read the fine print. While the president has demanded TikTok divest its U.S. operations - preferably to Oracle - because of national security concerns, the Chinese firm is instead offering Oracle a minority stake.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hacking groups backed by the Chinese Ministry of State Security are exploiting several unpatched vulnerabilities to target federal agencies.
Independent bug hunters who find flaws in products and services often struggle to hand off their vulnerability report to someone in a position to get it fixed, says longtime security researcher Daniel Cuthbert. He describes steps organizations must take to be able to receive - and act on - bug reports.
A recently uncovered Linux malware variant dubbed "CDRThief" is targeting VoIP networks to steal phone metadata, such as caller IP addresses, ESET reports. The malware appears to be designed for cyberespionage or fraud.
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting organizations and individuals associated with the Republican and Democratic U.S. presidential campaigns, Microsoft reports, noting that the majority of the attacks appear to have been blocked.
The key components of an effective "zero trust" architecture include multifactor authentication, network segmentation and a defense-in-depth approach, says Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, regional CISO and managing director at Standard Chartered Bank in the United Arab Emirates.