More than two years after Europe's tough new General Data Protection Regulation came into full effect, EU privacy watchdogs are finding more consensus, and consumers have been benefiting, experts say. But how regulators apply sanctions, in particular, remains a work in progress.
First you had 'shadow IT,' then 'shadow cloud.' Now enterprises are encountering 'shadow APIs' - and the lack of visibility into these interfaces is causing new, often overlooked cybersecurity vulnerabilities, says Subbu Iyer of Cequence Security.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted an array of evolving patient privacy issues that legislators and regulators will need to address in the year ahead, say government policy experts Mari Savickis and Cassie Leonard of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Microsoft warned CrowdStrike of a failed attempt by unidentified attackers to access and read the company's emails, according to a blog post published by the security firm. The unsuccessful hacking incident is reportedly tied to the breach of SolarWinds.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features insights from David Forscey, managing director at Aspen Cybersecurity Group, on improving supply chain security in the aftermath of the SolarWinds hack. Also featured: Black Hat Europe's key takeaways; keeping safe during the holidays.
Federal, state and local governments are among the many victims of the supply chain attack that backdoored the SolarWinds' Orion network-monitoring software, and victims "may need to rebuild all network assets" being monitored by the software, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns.
He's commanded armed forces, directed the National Security Agency, and now he is president of vendor IronNet Cybersecurity. From this unique perspective, retired General Keith Alexander says the SolarWinds breach is "a call for action."
The Department of Homeland Security is warning U.S. companies about data theft risks associated with the use of Chinese technology and digital services, citing a new law in China giving the government the right to access data.
The Lazarus Group, a North Korean advanced persistent threat gang, apparently recently targeted a national ministry of health and a drug manufacturer involved in developing a COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal information, according to the security firm Kaspersky.
Look for the Biden administration to put health data privacy and security on the front burner next year. Here's what could be in store at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA.
The security challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, including managing a remote workforce, point to the need to prioritize identity management, say Rebecca Archambault of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Jeremy Grant of the law firm Venable.
In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, NIST's Ron Ross has turned his attention to systems security engineering - and the reality that the adversaries are exploiting it to their advantage better than the defenders are. This disparity, Ross says, has to change.