Organizations expect the IT security landscape to be consistent - from builds and hardware to operating systems - but for product security, everything Honeywell makes is a snowflake with flexible, highly tailored design across many technologies, says Honeywell Product Security Chief James DeLuccia.
North Korean state hacking group Kimsuky is developing Android malware targeted at South Korean users by disguising the apps as legitimate apps including a Google security plug-in and a document viewer. Seoul-based cybersecurity company S2W dubs the apps FastFire, FastSpy and FastViewer.
Forescout will get its fourth CEO since September 2020 as the IoT security firm lays off an unspecified numbers of employees. Wael Mohamed will exit day-to-day management after just 19 months in the top role in a tenure punctuated by the acquisitions of CyberMDX and Cysiv.
Cybereason has carried out another round of layoffs, axing 200 workers just days after a report that the endpoint security vendor is pursuing a sale. The company plans to reduce its staff by 17% - or 200 employees - less than five months after laying off 10% of its workforce.
Artificial intelligence-driven technology purporting to recognize human emotional states "may not work yet, or indeed ever," said U.K. Deputy Information Commissioner Stephen Bonner. The office predicts greater commercial use of behavioral analysis in products over the next two to three years.
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An inquiry into European Union countries' use of Pegasus spyware is running into national opposition, said Jeroen Lenaers, head of the investigative committee. Pegasus can invoke national security sensitivities, Lenaers acknowledged, but said the inquiry is concentrated on questions of law.
Apple has issued a slew of security updates amid reports that its iOS devices are being actively exploited via a zero-day vulnerability in the kernel. While Apple hasn't attributed the exploits to any specific group, experts say surveillance malware developers are a likely culprit.
Cybereason has abandoned its IPO plans altogether and hired JPMorgan Chase to find a buyer, The Information reported Friday. Why is Cybereason no longer poised to make it to the IPO Promised Land? An unfavorable competitive environment and a muddled go-to-market strategy provide some clues.
Researchers from cybersecurity firm Eset found a variant of Android stalkerware dubbed FurBall slightly modified in a semi-successful bid to evade detection. The malware, dubbed FurBall, is a tool used by a hacking group linked to the Iranian government.
Too many medical device makers don't pay close attention to the fine details and features of their product designs to ensure they are safe and secure, says Naomi Schwartz, a former product reviewer at the Food and Drug Administration and current cybersecurity adviser at security firm MedCrypt.
Security researchers spotted a previously undetected PowerShell backdoor disguising itself as part of the Windows update process that appears to have infected at least 69 victims. When SafeBreach Labs ran obfuscated scripts downloaded by the backdoor through VirusTotal, they came back as clean.
Certificate heavyweight DigiCert has landed Zscaler second-in-command Amit Sinha as its new leader and tasked him with boosting trust around connected device and user authentication. DigiCert brought in Sinha following a 12-year stint at Zscaler, where he became company president and a board member.
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