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.
In this discussion, I'll be covering the automation landscape as it pertains to nefarious actions against hyper connected organizations. We'll begin by talking about what bots were initially designed for and what they've evolved to. My focus will be on the negative effects automation can have on organizations, their...
Why do so many data loss prevention projects either stall or de-scope? Why with significant industry expenditures in the space do we continue to experience record-breaking instances of data breaches and exfiltration? What are the latest methodologies and technologies security and privacy executives should consider to...
In a surprise turn of events, Symantec's CEO, Greg Clark, resigned on Thursday, the same day that the company reported that it had missed earnings estimates. The value of the anti-virus company's stock dropped almost 13 percent on Friday.
Typically, organizations see automated or manual attacks - one type or the other. But increasingly cyberattackers are striking with blended attacks, and the growth and impact of these strikes is concerning. Dan Schiappa of Sophos discusses how to improve detection and defense.
A sophisticated nation-state spy network has quietly exploited a backdoor in Microsoft Exchange servers that gave attackers unprecedented access to the emails of at least three targets over five years, security firm ESET warns.
In what may be a case of industrial espionage, Massachusetts-based drug development company Charles River Laboratories has reported a cyberattack involving the copying of client data by an intruder. Why is IP theft a growing worry for the healthcare sector?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes a discussion among "Five Eyes" intelligence agencies at the recent CyberUK conference. Plus, an update on a Huawei 'backdoor' allegation and new research on managing third-party risk.
Vodafone is disputing a Bloomberg report that security vulnerabilities and backdoors within Huawei networking equipment could have allowed unauthorized access to its fixed-line carrier network in Italy. The report comes as Huawei continues to face concerns over its engineering practices and government ties.
How well-equipped is your organization to stop malicious attackers once they're inside your network. According to this study of over 600 IT security professionals, almost two-thirds of respondents lack efficient capabilities to detect and investigate stealth attackers before serious damage occurs.
During periods of rapid growth, your business is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks from both malicious insiders, and external threat actors. Extended periods of IT change and consolidation can open seemingly minor security gaps that can quickly become gaping holes attackers will exploit. This quick read will...
An independent security researcher is warning about a vulnerability in peer-to-peer software used in millions of IoT devices that could allow a hacker to eavesdrop on conversations or turn these items into a botnet.
Docker, which offers an open source container platform, is notifying users that an intruder briefly had access to sensitive data from 190,000 Docker Hub accounts, or less than 5 percent of Hub users. But the breach has caused a collective gasp because it potentially magnifies risks for enterprises.
The risks posed by third-party vendors are a top concern for Aaron Miri, CIO of University of Texas at Austin's Dell Medical School and its affiliated UT Health Austin group practice. He explains steps he's taking to help mitigate those risks.