The Pentagon is warning that a data breach at a third-party travel management service provider exposed records for an estimated 30,000 civilian and military personnel. The breach alert follows a recent GAO report warning of serious cybersecurity shortcomings in U.S. weapon systems.
Endpoint management, while broad from a technology standpoint, is moving in a definitive direction - the ability to centrally discover, provision, deploy, update, and troubleshoot endpoint devices within
an organization. The proliferation of laptops, desktops, and more will propel the worldwide market for
The workplace is transforming, and keeping up with evolving security
threats has become more critical and challenging than ever. Malware
attacks come from all directions and according to IDC, 70 percent of
successful breaches begin at the endpoint.1 This means that having a
comprehensive endpoint management...
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One mystery with the recently discovered payment card sniffing attacks against such organizations as British Airways and Newegg has been how attackers might have first gained access to the victims' networks. But a number of cybercrime markets sell such access, in some cases for as little as 50 cents.
Attack code known as EternalBlue, designed to exploit a Windows SMB flaw, continues to work for attackers despite Microsoft having issued patches more than a year ago. One major U.S. business was a recent victim as part of a cryptocurrency-mining malware campaign, a researcher reports.
Intel has had a challenging time lately on the vulnerability front. It has issued yet another patch for its Management Engine after a researcher was able to extract two types of encryption keys. The problem was a repeat of one that Intel patched just last year.
Keeping endpoint security up to date is a struggle for small to mid-sized companies that have less resources than larger companies, yet have the same risk of attack. And that risk is only increasing. In 2017, the number of ransomware attacks increased by 30x and the number of breaches increased by 40%.
While tech-support scams have proliferated for years, the FBI says losses tied to such fraud are now higher than ever. Google has pledged to crack down on fake tech-support listings. But fraudsters regularly employ a variety of channels, including cold calls, pop-up windows and phishing emails.
A lawsuit accuses Google of "the surreptitious location tracking of millions of mobile phone users." The legal action was sparked by a report demonstrating that some Google apps tracked and time-stamped users' locations even if a user deactivated the "location history" setting.
The current state of endpoint security is a "good news / bad news" situation. The good news is that in recent years there has been a modest trend towards fewer vulnerability disclosures, meaning slightly fewer potential ways for computing infrastructures to be exploited. The bad news is that an increasing percentage...
Why are attacks so successful? Legacy endpoint security products are creating more problems than they solve. There is too much cost and complexity, defenses aren't keeping up, and security staff is stretched thin.
As organizations are seeing higher numbers of people working remotely, including parts of their IT team, the need for stronger endpoint management is even more important. Automating routine tasks can also be great for business as it drives key business growth by increasing productivity through the automation of of...