The lack of secure coding is a pervasive and serious threat to national security, according to a new paper from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. In an interview, Rob Roy, co-author of the report, outlines what steps should be taken to encourage or enforce secure coding practices.
Newly discovered microarchitectural data sampling flaws in Intel processors - collectively dubbed "ZombieLoad" - could be exploited to steal private data from PCs and servers, including shared cloud environments. Intel, Microsoft, Apple and others have begun to ship patches designed to help mitigate the problems.
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.
Flat-out, traditional IAM practices are insufficient to secure a modern enterprise that relies on such diverse endpoints and connected devices. But API management can play a strong complementary role, says Jay Thorne of CA Technologies, a Broadcom company.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the FBI takedown of DeepDotWeb, a dark net portal. Also featured are discussions on healthcare app security and the repercussions of poor coding security.
A Chinese hacking group was using exploits and tools developed by the NSA months before the tools were released by another group, Symantec says in a new report. The surprising report deepens the mystery around an extraordinary situation in which the U.S.'s most effective cyberweapons were compromised.
With today's challenges from an increasingly hostile threat landscape, combined with a lack of people, expertise, and budget, organizations are driving toward optimizing their SIEM and SOAR solutions in order to get the highest return their investment. Of the greatest areas of unmet need with SIEM and SOAR solutions,...
When a healthcare provider develops its own applications that handle patient data, it must take critical steps to safeguard protected health information and ensure HIPAA compliance, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
New exploits released online that target long-known configuration weaknesses in SAP's NetWeaver platform could pose risks to payroll, invoicing and manufacturing processes, according to researchers at Onapsis. As many as 50,000 companies could be vulnerable.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Philips have issued alerts about a security vulnerability in the company's Tasy electronic medical records system that could put patient data at risk. How common is this type of vulnerability?
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is requiring that federal agencies speed up patching and remediating "critical" and "high" software vulnerabilities. Security experts say this change is long overdue. But does it go far enough?
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.
Facebook has fixed a security vulnerability in its digital marketplace that could have been abused to identify the precise location of a seller, and by extension, their goods. Police warn that thieves regularly trawl location data to find the owners and locations of high-value items.