Ransomware gangs keep innovating: Maze has begun leaking data on behalf of both Lockbit and RagnarLocker, while REvil has started auctioning data - from victims who don't meet its ransom demands - to the highest bidder. Thankfully, security experts continue to release free decryptors for some strains.
For over 2000 years, governments, armies, businesses and lovers have been encrypting messages. For the same amount of time, the keys used to perform the encryption have been the weakest link in the chain. After 2000 years, technology has advanced such that the keys can be protected but many companies don't understand...
Phishing scams continue to be a leading cause of health data breaches so far this year. But the theft of unencrypted laptops led to the biggest breach reported in 2020, and an insider breach involving a physician exposed data on thousands of patients.
What good is securing your data if the bad guys have already stolen your encryption keys? Brad Beutlich of nCipher Security sets the record straight about encryption and why some cryptography myths persist.
Zoom has reached a settlement with the New York state attorney general's office to provide better security and privacy controls for its videoconferencing platform. Meanwhile, the company announced it's acquiring a start-up encryption company.
With ransomware attacks and data breaches on the rise, it is critical that today's business leaders take action to ensure that their most critical data is protected. Data encryption should be the first and last line of defense - encoding your sensitive data and rendering it unusable in the event of a data...
With $30 million in funding, Silicon Valley icons Jim Clark and Tom (TJ) Jermoluk launched Beyond Identity, a new identity management platform that promises "the end of passwords." Jermoluk discusses the technology and how this is a continuation of what he and Clark started 25 years ago.
TikTok, a video-sharing service, has been delivering video and other media without TLS/SSL encryption, which means it may be possible for someone to tamper with content, researchers say. That could be especially damaging in the current pandemic environment, where misinformation and confusion abounds.
Zoom, responding to research that highlighted encryption and infrastructure shortcomings in its audio and video conferencing software, has promised to further revamp its security controls. With COVID-19 driving a surge in working from home, researchers have been closely reviewing the security of such software.
Many organizations have leapfrogged from "cloud concerns" to "cloud first" mindsets. What are the implications for encryption and access control in a multi-cloud environment? Lee Waskevich of ePlus and Todd Moore of Thales discuss the challenges and solutions.
The Cryptographer's Panel, which sees five cryptography experts analyze and debate top trends, remains a highlight of the annual RSA conference. For 2020, the panel focused on such topics as facial recognition, election integrity and the never-ending crypto wars, while giving shout-outs to bitcoin and blockchain.
Operational technology (OT) cybersecurity stakeholders and ICS asset owners may have blind spots within their operation that a completely passive ICS cybersecurity solution cannot solve. Incomplete asset information and device visibility resulting from dormant and legacy ICS devices can leave networks exposed to...
Hacking incidents involving email appear to be the most common type of major health data breach being reported to federal regulators so far in 2020. But the largest breach added to the tally involved a type of incident rarely seen in recent years: the theft of an unencrypted laptop.
Intelligence agencies in the United States and West Germany secretly owned a controlling stake in Swiss firm Crypto AG for decades and used their access to the company's encrypted communications equipment to spy on over 100 countries, including friends and foes alike, according to news reports.