Remote work, unsecured devices, susceptibility to influence - insider threat management has undergone its own transformation over the past year-plus. Rich Davis and Andrew Rose of Proofpoint offer insights into the latest risk trends, as well as technology solutions to aid the defenders' efforts.
A Belgian security researcher says he uncovered vulnerabilities that affect all modern Wi-Fi security protocols and most wirelessly connected devices, including smartphones, routers and IoT devices. Many tech companies have fixed the flaws to avoid leaks of user data.
"It's not personal ... It's strictly business." That line from "The Godfather" encapsulates the mindset of criminals who extort businesses using ransomware and other tools: Their imperative is profits, no matter any disruption they might cause to critical services, such as those provided by Colonial Pipeline.
The Fermilab physics laboratory in the U.S. has tidied up its systems after security researchers found weaknesses exposing documents, proprietary applications, personal information, project details and credentials.
Intel and AMD are disputing the findings of researchers from two universities who say they've discovered new attacks on Intel and AMD processors that can bypass most of the defenses put in place earlier for similar "Spectre" and "Meltdown" attacks.
The Defense Department will expand its vulnerability disclosure program in the coming months, inviting ethical hackers to find flaws in a wider array of systems and applications - including IoT and industrial control systems - within the Pentagon's public-facing networks.
With all the talk of sophisticated adversaries and evolving threats to users and devices – what about threats to building management systems? Jeremy Morgan of Industrial Defender discusses this threat landscape and the role of automated tools to defend it.
Can courts trust evidence collected by Cellebrite's mobile device forensic tools? Matt Bergin of KoreLogic has found new vulnerabilities in Cellebrite's software that he will present on Friday at Black Hat Asia. He says that forensics software should be put through rigorous penetration tests.
A cyberthreat gang that's been active since 2020 exploited a now-patched zero-day vulnerability in the SonicWall SMA 100 Series appliance to plant ransomware in attacks launched earlier this year, FireEye Mandiant researchers say.
Following news reports of ransomware attackers targeting QNAP Systems' network-attached storage appliances, encrypting users' data and then demanding a ransom, the company is urging users to immediately install a malware remover and run a malware scan.
Attackers targeting the healthcare sector are frequently exploiting unprotected internet-facing databases and unsecured network devices, including "shadow IT," says David Sygula, a senior analyst at the security firm CybelAngel.
The FIDO Alliance, an association that has developed voluntary authentication standards with a goal of minimizing the use of passwords, has launched an onboarding protocol for IoT devices that's designed to enhance security.