Security experts are once again warning all Flash users to either update or uninstall the browser plug-in software to protect themselves against active exploit kit attacks that are targeting a zero-day Flash flaw to install ransomware.
As the threat of malware infections, especially those involving ransomware, grows, organizations need to balance their perimeter-based security practices with an "intrusion tolerance" strategy that helps ensure a quick recovery, says medical device cybersecurity expert Kevin Fu.
The continuing success of attackers stealing billions of dollars from organizations, often through simple business email compromise scams, is a sad commentary on the state of corporate security practices as well as our collective lack of cybersecurity smarts.
Organizations spend over 10 percent of their IT budgets on security, yet breaches continue to rise. Much of the problem revolves around the fact that most organizations have countless point tools, most of which don't work together to keep the organization secure and responsive.
A court has approved settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by employees of Sony Pictures in the wake of its massive 2014 breach. But some legal experts say the consumer protections provided in the settlement do not go much beyond what the company should have routinely provided to victims in the wake of a breach.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology could help make it easier and less expensive for organizations to encrypt and decrypt some forms of data, including Social Security and credit card numbers.
Health insurer Anthem, the victim of a massive hacker attack, failed in its effort to persuade a court to allow it to inspect certain customers' computers to help it fight a class-action lawsuit tied to the breach. Why did Anthem make the move? And what issues does it raise?
The massive 'Panama Papers' leak demonstrates how law firms are at risk from internal and external attackers seeking to access confidential information. Experts offer insights on how these firms, and others, can better defend their clients' secrets.
Government auditors question the effectiveness of a U.S. military response to aid civil authorities during cyber-related emergencies because it's unclear which one of two defense units would lead such operations.
What steps can organizations take to help ensure they're not the next victim of a ransomware attack? Technology expert Craig Musgrave of The Doctors Company, which offers cyber insurance, identifies the top priorities.
As Medstar Health completes its recovery from a recent malware attack that led to a temporary shutdown of most of its systems, other U.S. hospitals continue to struggle with similar attacks, many of them involving ransomware. What risk mitigation steps are most essential?
Luxury hotel chain Trump Hotels is investigating a possible breach that some security sources say targeted the chain's point-of-service system. If confirmed, it will be the second card breach suffered by the chain in less than a year.
The massive "Panama Papers" data leak apparently was enabled by a law firm failing to have the right information security defenses in place. The breach calls attention to the need for all organizations to encrypt sensitive data, use access controls as well as monitor access patterns for signs of data exfiltration.
Federal regulators have quietly released an updated, extremely detailed protocol for use in phase two of HIPAA compliance audits of covered entities and business associates later this year. Experts say the protocol also can be a helpful tool in self-assessing compliance as well as security strategies.