Canadian authorities narrowly escaped a data breach by stopping an intrusion at the country's statistics agency. The cyberattack used a zero-day vulnerability in Apache Struts 2, which has now been patched.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a profile of Rob Joyce, the National Security Agency operative who is reportedly under consideration to be President Donald Trump's top cybersecurity adviser. Also, cybercriminal ties with Russian intelligence and the lifespan of zero-day vulnerabilities.
The ability of artificial intelligence to look for patterns in vast data - including large collections of unstructured data - is presenting new potential applications for bolstering the security of patient information, says Navin Budhiraja of Infosys.
The source code for the Mirai botnet has been updated to launch DDoS amplification/reflection attacks, although so far that capability hasn't been used, says Gary at Arbor Networks. Even so, DDoS defense planning remains essential.
An important theme that emerges from the HHS Office for Civil Rights' dozens of HIPAA settlements is that all aspects of compliance are critical and subject to close scrutiny by federal regulators, says former OCR director Leon Rodriguez.
The rapid evolution of malware and proliferation of solutions have created a state of chaos for security leaders, says Naveen Palavalli of Symantec. What strategy and solutions will help restore order to anti-malware defense?
FBI Director James Comey worries about data corruption, and he's focused on hackers altering data. But if government leaders feed false information into computer systems, what should IT and IT security practitioners do to protect data integrity?
Little is known about Evgeniy M. Bogachev, the alleged hacker and Gameover Zeus botnet mastermind. There are clues, however, that he's been helping Russian intelligence agencies, according to a new report. If true, that wouldn't be a surprise.
WikiLeaks says it leaked the "Vault 7" CIA hacking arsenal in part to stoke a debate on cyber-weapon proliferation. Here's how information security experts are reacting to WikiLeaks' claims and potential agenda, as well as the dump and information vulnerability-exploit information it contains.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security: A deep dive into the WikiLeaks release of thousands of documents that appear to lay open in detail the CIA's computer hacking techniques Report. Also, tackling the rise of attacks targeting the internet of things.
A groundbreaking study from RAND Corporation quantifies the stakes around how zero-day software vulnerabilities get discovered and persist, bringing hard facts to bear on related - and contentious - debates surrounding vulnerability disclosure and public safety.
Apache Struts 2 users are being warned to upgrade immediately, after attackers began targeting a zero-day flaw in the widely used, open source Java EE platform. Some attacks deactivate firewalls on vulnerable Linux systems and install DDoS or BillGates malware, amongst other malicious code.
So far in 2017, hacking incidents continue to affect the largest number of individuals impacted by major health data breaches. Meanwhile, incidents involving unencrypted computing devices continue to decline, according to the federal breach tally.
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.