Yahoo, now known as Altaba, has agreed to a $35 million civil fine with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle accusations that the search giant failed to promptly notify investors about a December 2014 data breach.
Large healthcare companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia are getting hit with a backdoor that comes from a long-observed group, which Symantec calls Orangeworm. The backdoor has been found on X-ray machines and MRIs.
The city of Atlanta's ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab has hit $2.6 million after a March attack froze corporate servers, employees' PCs and resident-facing portals. Some security experts say the breach response funds would have been put to better use preventing the outbreak in the first place.
One measure of why it's so difficult for organizations to keep their software patched and better secured: Of the nearly 20,000 unique vulnerabilities in 2,000 products cataloged last year, only half involved Microsoft, Adobe, Java, Chrome or Firefox software, says Flexera's Alejandro Lavie.
Corporate espionage appears to be the motive behind cyberattacks targeting a variety of medical-related equipment and systems, researcher Jon DiMaggio of Symantec says in an in-depth interview about the activities of a hacker group the company has dubbed "Orangeworm."
Great news: "SunTrust to offer free identity protection ... at no cost on an ongoing basis." Of course, nothing comes for free, at least for 1.5 million customers of the Atlanta bank, whose personal details may have been sold to criminals by a former employee.
Incident response is a critical pillar of an effective endpoint security program, one that will gain importance as GDPR enforcement comes into play on May 25. Organizations must be ready to react if and when an incident occurs in order to meet the stringent requirements that apply during an incident.
Abbott Laboratories has issued software updates for certain implantable cardiac devices to address cybersecurity flaws and battery issues that pose potential safety risks to patients. The problems were also the subject of previous warnings by two federal agencies.
After years of focus, the needle is moving positively toward improving medical device security. But what about the growing cybersecurity issues associated with enterprise IoT? Mac McMillan of CynergisTek shares his concerns.
Hot cybersecurity trends under discussion at this year's RSA Conference include artificial intelligence, facial recognition, protecting not just data but also knowledge, as well as rapid data breach response, says Chris Pierson, CEO of Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors.
Organizations too often prioritize data breach prevention at the expense of data breach response - or vice versa, depending on current fashion - when an emphasis on both remains mandatory, warns Art Coviello, the retired chairman of RSA.
Cybersecurity pros need to apply the Darwinian approach of "survival of the fittest" to cybersecurity to navigate the risk landscape and raise the industry baseline for security, says Dan Schiappa of Sophos.
Against today's threat landscape, the security operations center takes on greater importance - and so does the movement to automation. Dario Forte of DFLabs discusses how to employ SOC automation to boost incident response.