Lawmakers who participated in the bipartisan Cyberspace Solarium Commission applauded Congress' override of President Donald Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, pointing to its 77 cybersecurity provisions, including restoration of the position of national cyber director at the White House.
A British judge has denied a Justice Department request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to hacking government computers and then publishing classified information. U.S. prosecutors plan to appeal.
A firmware vulnerability in about 100,000 Zyxel products, including VPN gateways, access point controllers and firewalls, can be used to install a hardcoded backdoor that could give threat actors remote administrative privileges, according to the security firm Eye Control. Users are urged to patch the flaw.
In 2020, the "zero trust" conversation evolved from "What is it?" to "How do we achieve a zero trust architecture?" Chase Cunningham, principal analyst serving security and risk professionals at Forrester, offers an outlook for what we can expect in 2021.
New regulatory provisions that allow healthcare systems to make donations of cybersecurity technology and services to physician practices could help greatly bolster security in the sector, says attorney Julie Kass of law firm Baker Donelson.
The FBI is warning of a rise in "swatting attacks," which see hackers use compromised email accounts to access poorly-secured home smart devices that are equipped with cameras and voice capabilities to make hoax calls to emergency services.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released an emergency directive requiring all federal organizations running the vulnerable SolarWinds Orion software to immediately update to the latest version.
Ransomware gangs entered 2020 with a full and dangerous set of weapons at their disposal and then rolled out additional tools such as extortion and new distribution methods, a trend that is expected to continue into 2021.
As federal regulators intensify their focus on compliance with requirements to provide patients with access to their health information, healthcare organizations need to sort through a variety of emerging challenges, says health information management and privacy expert Rita Bowen.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers leadership lessons from Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and Mastercard's deputy CSO, Alissa "Dr. Jay" Abdullah. Also featured: An assessment of cybersecurity priorities for President-elect Joe Biden.
T-Mobile on Tuesday began informing a portion of its customers that some of their mobile phone account information may have been compromised in a data breach that took place in early December. About 200,000 customers are affected.
The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is alerting financial institutions about the potential for fraud, ransomware attacks or similar types of criminal activity related to COVID-19 vaccine research and distribution organizations.
What's needed to make a shift from traditional IAM to CIAM? To start, an organization needs to look at fraud detection solutions and risk-based authentication technologies such as device intelligence and behavioral biometrics, says David Britton of Experian.