U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not always protected its Mobile Passport Control applications, making travelers' personally identifiable information vulnerable to exploitation, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of ongoing investigations into the use of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to spy on dissidents, journalists, political rivals, business leaders and even heads of state - and discussion of whether the commercial spyware business model should be banned.
A patch is forthcoming for a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Windows operating system that can allow hackers to gain a foothold. Meanwhile, Linux OS users also need to adopt system upgrades to fix a flaw, and Oracle and Juniper have announced product patches.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology spells out security measures for "critical software" used by federal agencies and minimum standards for testing its source code. The best practices could be a model for the private sector as well.
Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are modernizing their applications to remain competitive in the digital economy. Often, these organizations find themselves in various stages of modernization requiring diverse tools and management capabilities for secure and efficient development and deployment. Attend...
A new exposé tracking how spyware has been used to target journalists and human rights advocates suggests attackers have been exploiting zero-day flaws in Apple applications and devices. Apple says the flaws, while serious, likely pose no risk to the vast majority of its users.
In an emergency directive, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency calls on federal agencies to immediately implement a patch to address the "PrintNightmare" Windows Print Spooler service flaw and disable the service on servers on Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers.
Attackers have been exploiting a zero-day flaw in SolarWinds' Serv-U Managed File Transfer Server and Serv-U Secured FTP software, the security software vendor warns. The company has released patched versions that mitigate the flaw, discovered by Microsoft, and is urging users to update.
Investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is the latest company to report a data breach tied to zero-day attacks on Accellion's legacy File Transfer Appliance - yet another indicator of the sustained impact of supply chain attacks.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features three segments on battling ransomware. It includes insights on the Biden administration's efforts to curtail ransomware attacks, comments on risk mitigation from the acting director of CISA, plus suggestions for disrupting the ransomware business model.
A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Gary Peters and Ron Johnson would create a standardized cybersecurity training program for federal employees who purchase technology services. This bill follows a wave of attacks over the last two months that have targeted U.S. critical infrastructure.
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Failure to take basic security steps - such as avoiding using end-of-life software and default passwords - can create serious national security risks, CISA stresses. The agency is in the early stages of developing a catalog of "bad practices" that should be avoided.
In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses key topics, including cybersecurity trends for the second half of the year, IoT device security and the planned security features for Windows 11.