Healthcare organizations need to take bold steps to help ensure that their cloud services providers are effectively protecting patient data. That's the advice of John Houston, CISO of UPMC, and Ira "Gus" Hunt, a security specialist at the consultancy Accenture Federal Services.
Newly discovered microarchitectural data sampling flaws in Intel processors - collectively dubbed "ZombieLoad" - could be exploited to steal private data from PCs and servers, including shared cloud environments. Intel, Microsoft, Apple and others have begun to ship patches designed to help mitigate the problems.
Attackers exploiting a buffer overflow in WhatsApp's signaling software to automatically infect devices with malware - without users even having to answer their phone - and then alter call logs to hide attack traces is "a bit of a nightmare scenario," says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Complex configurations don't mix well with rapidly spun-up components, and when your company uses multiple cloud providers to host your critical assets, the odds of a major security event get that much higher.
So how do you close visibility gaps and integrate conflicting datasets from different providers, and how do...
As banking firms evolve their business models to fight obsoletion and stay competitive in a rapidly changing space - digital transformation initiatives are on everyone's priority list. According to Forrester (source: The Path To Digital Transformation In High Speed Financial Services, December 2016) financial services...
With 96% of businesses now relying on cloud computing,
including 81% that use multiple cloud environments*, cloud
adoption is no longer a trend but the new normal.
This requires enterprises to place more emphasis on a critical
issue related to cloud computing and storage: how to ensure the
How far does an organization's risk surface extend, and who are the custodians of all that data? A new research report aims to answer those questions. In a joint interview, Kelly White, of RiskRecon and Wade Baker of the Cyentia Institute offer an analysis.
An unsecured database hosted on Microsoft's cloud platform contained personal information on nearly 80 million U.S. households, according to two researchers who found it. What does Microsoft have to say about the mysterious database?
Boston Children's Hospital is pioneering the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assist technology in the healthcare sector. John Brownstein, the hospital's chief innovation officer, discusses the security measures involved.
Today's organizations face a daunting set of challenges, along with some incredible opportunities, within the context of advancing their existing security infrastructure. As practitioners continue to seek out new techniques for managing the sheer volume of security data at their fingertips there are tangible benefits...
Two third-party Facebook application developers exposed users' personal information by leaving the data exposed without a password in unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 buckets, researchers from UpGuard say. One data set contained 540 million unsecured records, the report found.
Managing Active Directory can be painful. Native tools have limited capabilities, which leads to inefficiencies, such as managing user accounts or group membership via manual processes or scripts. To make things even more interesting, Microsoft has introduced Azure Active Directory (AAD). It's a cloud-based directory...
Forget inside/outside the perimeter when mitigating
risks. That's the notion behind "zero trust," which means
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