A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to help U.S. telecommunications providers "rip and replace" any Chinese-built networking equipment. The move comes as many experts warn that using Huawei or ZTE 5G equipment poses an unacceptable national security risk.
In the past year, cybercriminals behind
two of the biggest ransomware attacks
have abandoned other techniques
in favor of exploiting remote desktop
protocol. Matt Boddy of Sophos explains
why RDP attacks are so popular - and
what you can do to discourage them.
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The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert warning healthcare organizations about 11 vulnerabilities dubbed "URGENT/11" involving IPnet, a third-party software component that may introduce risks for certain medical devices and hospital networks.
With all of the tools deployed for endpoint detection and response, enterprises today are often overwhelmed by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis paralysis," Sophos has just launched its Managed Threat Response service. Thompson details its offerings.With all of the tools...
A security researcher has uncovered what may rank as one of the most significant iOS weaknesses ever discovered: a flaw that enables bypassing the security protections present in most Apple mobile devices. While the vulnerability can't be patched, an attacker would need physical access to exploit it.
Delayed enforcement of the "strong customer authentication" requirements for online transactions under the European Union's PSD2 regulation is hampering efforts to enhance security. That's why the European Banking Authority should act quickly to develop a new timeline.
In today's security environment, organizations have to realize that attackers are likely inside a company's environment already - no matter how well they're protected. As a result, security programs are now more proactive with analysts actively searching for the hackers that defeated their defenses.
Effective detection and response to persistent threats requires obtaining ongoing, comprehensive endpoint visibility. This can make developing and executing an effective endpoint security program exceptionally difficult due to the impact it can have on user experience.
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The U.S. electric grid is growing increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks from countries such as Russia, and a well carried out attack on the grid could cause widespread power outages, according to a new GAO audit. Industrial control systems are particularly vulnerable.
Expectations of online businesses have never been higher. Customers expect personalised experiences and high platform security, while demanding more streamlined registration processes. And if they don't get them, they'll take their business elsewhere.
Resultantly, businesses are experiencing a profound tension. How...
APT groups that are backed by the Russian government rarely share code with each other, fostering a competitive landscape, according to a new report. This shows that Russia is willing to push the limits of its sophisticated cyber capabilities, researchers conclude.
Google's Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, powering over 2.5 billion devices.
In this exclusive session, Mike Burr of Google outlines Android's multi-layered security strategy, which includes hardware and software protections, as well as utilizing the power of machine-learning that...
The new 5G mobile networks are coming, and with them comes the promise of people, industries and things connecting on an unprecedented scale. And also with 5G come significant security concerns about secure infrastructure, connected devices and a new multifaceted attack surface. Telecommunications giant Huawei is one...
Ransomware attacks are becoming more targeted, tailored and stealthy. But they are still capable of wreaking havoc on organizations' networks, encrypting files and extorting payment for retrieval. Modern firewalls are purpose-built to defend against these kinds of attacks, but they need to be given an opportunity to...