This special edition of the ISMG Security Report focuses exclusively on the RSA 2020 conference. Featured are comments from former NSA Director Keith Alexander on "collective defense," plus a discussion on fighting payment fraud and a roundup of other important themes.
Among the top issues being discussed at the RSA 2020 conference this week is the need for more cybersecurity collaboration between government agencies and the private sector. Here are some interview highlights.
As companies continue to grapple with the challenges of insider threats, machine learning coupled with behavioral analytics can assist in predicting and detecting potential threats from employees and contractors, according to a panel of security experts at RSA 2020.
An Israeli marketing company left the authentication credentials for a database online, exposing more than 140 GB worth of names, email addresses and phone numbers. The exposure was found by a U.S.-based security specialist who became frustrated after receiving unwanted marketing messages over SMS.
Targeted ransomware attacks against enterprises and government agencies are likely to surge in the coming months as "ransomware as a service" continues to evolve into a lucrative model for cybercriminals, security experts interviewed at RSA 2020 warn.
Not so long ago, many were confused about how security and privacy differ, but that has been rapidly changing, thanks to regulations such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and California's Consumer Privacy Act, says attorney James Shreve, a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP.
In an in-depth interview, privacy expert Caitlin Fennessy sorts through modified draft regulations to carry out the California Consumer Privacy Act that are designed to help businesses take a more pragmatic approach to privacy.
While the cybersecurity industry has increasingly focused on the roles artificial intelligence and machine learning can play in thwarting attacks, the humans behind the algorithms remain both points of strength and weakness, says RSA President Rohit Ghai, who keynoted the RSA 2020 conference on Tuesday.
Granicus, one of the largest IT service providers for U.S. federal and local government agencies, acknowledges that it left a massive Elasticsearch database exposed to the internet for at least five months, but it says the risks involved were low.
A lawsuit seeking class action status filed against UW Medicine in the wake of a data leak incident has been amended to reflect that at least one HIV patient allegedly had their data exposed. Why are data breaches tied to IT misconfiguration a growing problem?
New Mexico is suing Google, alleging the company violates a federal child privacy law by collecting the personal data of students younger than age 13 without their parents' consent. Google rejects the lawsuit's claims, saying they are "factually incorrect."
Implementing the concept of "privacy design" requires a series of critical steps, says Heikki Tolvanen, chief legal engineer at PrivacyAnt, a Finland-based privacy consulting firm, who offers insights on mistakes to avoid.
A U.S. Defense Department agency that's responsible for providing secure communications and IT equipment for the president and other top government officials says a data breach of one of its systems may have exposed personal data, including Social Security numbers.
Mobile banking customers are being targeted by yet another SMS phishing campaign, according to new research from IBM X-Force. This time, however, in addition to trying to steal usernames and credentials, the attackers are also attempting to install Emotet malware.