Legislation pending in Congress that would offer protections for companies and individuals who seek to "hack back" in retaliation against cybercriminals who have attacked them is a bad idea, contends Alan Brill of Kroll.
With just a few months left until the EU's General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced, too many so-called "experts" are spreading fear and falsehoods about the regulation, says Brian Honan, a Dublin-based cybersecurity consultant, who clarifies misperceptions in an in-depth interview.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a report on a malware attack on an industrial safety system that experts contend could threaten public safety. Also, legislation giving DHS's cybersecurity unit a meaningful name progresses through Congress.
Most of the criminal activity targeting today's enterprises originates at the endpoint, and the majority of modern breaches use known threats or vulnerabilities for which a patch already exists. For this reason, endpoint visibility must be complete and continuous.
What does the title National Protection and Programs Directorate mean to you? It's not so clear, unless you are familiar with the Department of Homeland Security's organizational chart. To clarify its mission, the House has voted to rename - and revamp - the DHS agency.
Cybercriminals continue to rely on individuals who undertake the risky operation of moving illicit proceeds from one location to another. But these "money mules" face a multitude of risks, including imprisonment, police warn.
The latest ISMG Security Report features a special report on securing medical devices. Healthcare security leaders from the FDA, an academic medical center and a medical device manufacturer share their insights on the challenges involved.
Ethiopian dissidents living overseas had their devices infected with spyware made by an Israeli defense company, Canadian researchers allege. Their findings have revived longstanding concerns over some governments' potential abuse of powerful surveillance tools.
The hacker to whom Uber paid $100,000 to destroy data and keep quiet about its big, bad breach is a 20-year-old man living in Florida, Reuters reports. But numerous questions remain about the 2016 breach, including whether the payment was a bug bounty, extortion payoff or hush money.
In the latest blow to Kaspersky Lab, the U.K. government is warning that the Russian anti-virus vendor's software should not be used on computers that handle classified information. British bank Barclays has also ceased giving away Kaspersky's AV software to its customers.
In an era where users are working simultaneously across mobile, social and cloud applications and platforms, organizations need to deploy identity and access management solutions that can scale and adapt quickly. IBM's Sean Brown describes the rise of Identity as a Service.
The cloud gives organizations great new opportunities to deploy new systems and applications. It also creates a whole new level of cybersecurity exposure, says Gavin Millard of Tenable, offering tips to bridge that gap.
The alleged theft of mental health information on more than 28,000 patients in Texas, which went undetected for well over a year, is yet another reminder of the substantial risks that terminated employees can pose as well as the need to take extra steps to protect the most sensitive patient information.