In Australia, it can take as few as 15 minutes to steal someone's phone number, a type of attack known as SIM hijacking. Such attacks are rising, but mobile operators have no plans to change the authentication required around number porting, which can be set in motion online with minimal personal information.
IoT devices are increasingly becoming a way to pay for goods and services, shifting the "internet of things" to the "internet of transactions." Gord Jamieson of Visa Canada discusses steps the card network is taking to ensure these payments are secure.
A HIPAA-related enforcement case in Massachusetts involving two insider breaches alleges a trail of missteps, including failure to take prompt action after receiving tips about potential misuse of patient information. What can other entities learn from the mistakes?
Twitter has fixed a bug that sometimes sent a user's direct messages not only to the specified recipient, but also to unrelated external developers. The social networking service is notifying more than 3 million affected users and has requested that unintended recipients delete the messages.
Email fraud threats have evolved from attackers targeting networks to them focusing on specific individuals within an organization. What can enterprises do to halt these attacks before they reach the inbox? Denis Ryan of Proofpoint shares defensive tactics.
Kenrick Bagnall, a former IT executive who is now a detective constable with the Toronto Police, offers unique insights on public/private partnerships and how enterprises can work better with investigators in the event of a breach.
With the abundance of PII available on the dark web, there has been an explosion of synthetic identity fraud. Michael Lynch of InAuth discusses how device and user data can be leveraged to combat the fraudulent opening of new accounts.
The internet of things promises to change how enterprises operate - as well as the cybersecurity risks they will face. Robert Falzon of Check Point Software Technologies outlines IoT risks and how to prepare to mitigate them.
Financial service organizations have networks that are larger and more dynamic than ever - and so are their network security risks. Matt Kraning of Qadium shares the results of a new review and how organizations can respond to it.
Not only are we now seeing the most powerful DDoS attacks ever recorded, but they also are leveraging the ever-growing army of IoT devices. Gary Sockrider of NETSCOUT Arbor offers advice for detection and defense.
Massive, well-resourced companies are still using live customer data - including their plaintext passwords - in testing environments, violating not just good development practices but also privacy laws. That's yet another security failure takeaway from last year's massive Equifax breach.
As CISOs, CIOs and privacy officers look for ways to boost the timely, secure sharing of healthcare information to improve treatment, one obstacle that potentially stands in the way is CFR-42 Part 2, a 1970s-era regulation. Dozens of healthcare organizations are pushing Congress to change that regulation.
One mystery with the recently discovered payment card sniffing attacks against such organizations as British Airways and Newegg has been how attackers might have first gained access to the victims' networks. But a number of cybercrime markets sell such access, in some cases for as little as 50 cents.
Scotland's Arran Brewery fell victim to a Dharma Bip ransomware attack that infected its Windows domain controller and crypto-locked files and local backups, leading to the loss of three months' worth of sales data. The brewery refused to pay the attackers' two bitcoin ransom demand.