To mitigate the risks posed by ransomware attacks, enterprises need to move from file-based security to a behavior-based approach, says Jennifer Ayers, vice president of the OverWatch division of Crowdstrike.
The distributed workforce, combined with the need to modernize and improve operational efficiency, has reframed digital transformation priorities and introduced new areas of risk to today's enterprise. In light of ongoing macroeconomic demands, the CISO is facing increasing pressure to deliver value.
Organizations worldwide need to be "ruthless in their prioritization" of scarce resources for data security in 2021 and beyond, says Bobby Ford, global CISO of consumer brands giant Unilever, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity and Fraud Summit: London on Oct. 20.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
Steve Jobs once said: "Marketing is about values." But how well is the cybersecurity solutions message being received amid the convergence of pandemic and economic strains? We brought an outspoken group of CMOs and CISOs together to discuss the topic.
A recent ransomware attack on a provider of software used by firms involved with COVID-19 vaccine development and other drug clinical trials illustrates increasing cyberthreats facing medical industry supply chain partners.
2020's health crisis has created an unexpected boom in telemedicine initiatives. But with this rapid innovation and adoption comes a corresponding uptick in fraud. Dean Nicolls of Jumio Corporation talks about how improving identity verification can help curb the trend.
Contact Centers serving financial and banking organizations have quite a challenge regarding the verification of consumers. This is multiplied
by having to deal with the abrupt change from a mix of online and in-person points of contact to the necessary requirement that consumer interaction happens without any...
Over the last year, nation-state hackers, including those with links to the Russian government, have shifted from targeting critical infrastructure to focusing on think tanks, human rights groups and nongovernment organizations in an attempt to influence public policy, according to Microsoft.
McAfee is set to become a public company once again, with the cybersecurity firm filing for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to trade under "MCFE" on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Separately, Ivanti announced that it would buy security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure.
Microsoft removed 18 apps from its Azure cloud platform that were being used by hackers as part of their command-and-control infrastructure. The threat group, called Gadolinium, was abusing the infrastructure to launch phishing email attacks, Microsoft researchers say.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis on why criminals continue to use darknet markets, despite the risks. Also featured: Hackers target Virgin Mobile KSA; coping with COVID-19 stress.
With colder weather, the flu season and the holidays ahead, the northern hemisphere is at risk of another major COVID-19 outbreak. Pandemic expert Regina Phelps says it's time to change behavior, and that starts here: "Live like you're contagious."
Reviewing online attack trends for the first half of the year, numerous cybersecurity firms agree: COVID-19 was king. As the pandemic has reshaped how many live and work, so too has it driven attackers to attempt to exploit work-at-home challenges and virus fears.