Bank of America disclosed this week that some customers' data may have been exposed during the uploading of loan applications related to the Paycheck Protection Program - a U.S. government initiative created to provide business loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent ransomware attack that targeted a law firm that serves celebrities may have been facilitated by a Pulse Secure VPN server that was not properly patched and mitigated against a well-known vulnerability, some security experts say.
"Risk acceptance" was the operative term as organizations quickly deployed remote workforces in response to the global crisis. But now, as this deployment becomes a long-term option, enterprises need to take a future-focused view toward identity, cloud, and the attack surface. Forcepoint's Homayun Yaqub offers tips.
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Three recent incidents involving inappropriate use of patient information by insiders illustrate how difficult it is for healthcare organizations to deal with the insider threat. Security experts offer risk mitigation advice.
Australia's digital healthcare records system was subject to an attack within the last year, but no access to records was gained, according to a government official who testified to Parliament this week on cyber resiliency.
The massive shift to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic means more organizations are adopting the "zero trust" model, taking such steps as implementing proper access controls, monitoring user behavior and building data governance policies.
Attacks targeting cloud-based data nearly doubled in 2019 as companies shifted more of their valuable information off-premises and misconfigurations and other issues made it more vulnerable, according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Observers expect the trend to continue this year.
The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is alerting financial institutions about surging COVID-19 themed scams and other "illicit activities," ranging from fraud involving the sale of fake cures, tests and vaccines to price gouging for supplies.
Although FBI technicians were able to gain access to data in two iPhones belonging to a Saudi national who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, the Justice Department continues to criticize Apple's refusal to offer law enforcement a backdoor to its encrypted devices.
Business and security leaders accept that a hybrid workforce is the new norm - some staff members based in a central office and many others permanently working at home. But what new cybersecurity demands does this strategy present short-term and into 2021? Our expert panel shares insights.
"Passwordless authentication" is one of the hot cybersecurity topics, but who's actually implemented it - and how? Jeff Carpenter of HID Global discusses the business benefits and the future of passwordless authentication.
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