How do hospitals' efforts to bolster information security in the aftermath of data breaches potentially affect patient outcomes? Professor Eric Johnson of Vanderbilt University discusses research that shows a worrisome relationship between breach remediation and the delivery of timely patient care.
Wanted: A new chief executive to assume command of Britain's growing National Cyber Security Center, part of GCHQ. As Ciaran Martin departs, the successful NCSC model he helped create is being widely emulated in many countries. But the U.S. remains a notable holdout.
Warning: Attackers wielding LockerGoga and MegaCortex ransomware have been hitting large corporate networks, sometimes first lingering for months. That's according to a new FBI flash alert, as reported by Bleeping Computer, which essentially tells would-be victims: Please, get your defenses in order now.
An advanced persistent threat espionage campaign with suspected ties to the Chinese government quietly targeted businesses and governments in 10 countries for two years, bypassing two-factor authentication, according to a report by Fox-IT.
The year 2019 saw a marked increase on breach responses services for small-to-midsized businesses. Kristin Judge, CEO of the Cybercrime Support Network, outlines the state of cybersecurity for the midmarket.
Tom Kellermann, former cybersecurity adviser to the Obama administration, doesn't mince words when he describes the nation-state threat to the U.S. as the "axis of evil in cyberspace." Nor does he hold back about the threat from destructive attacks, 5G deployment and other trends to watch in 2020.
The gang behind Maze ransomware now lists 21 alleged victims on its website that it says have not paid a demanded ransom, including the Florida city of Pensacola. But Canadian construction firm Bird, which was listed as a victim, subsequently disappeared from the list.
Identity and Access Management is at the epicenter of many corporate security vulnerabilities. Markku Rossi of SSH Communications Security discusses how a "Just-in-Time" approach to credential management eliminates standing privileges.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released three biometric datasets to help organizations research new types of secure digital identification systems and authentication processes. NIST also released a study on facial recognition technology that raises some concerns.
IoT devices are generating duplicate prime numbers while generating RSA keys, putting them at risk of a factoring attack, according to new research, which shows such an attack could be done at scale and at a low computing cost.
To help enhance security, Firefox extension developers will be required to set up their accounts to support two-factor authentication beginning early next year, Mozilla, the open source community that supports the browser, has announced.
The gang behind Maze ransomware has begun publicly identifying its victims and listing data that it exfiltrated from systems before leaving them crypto-locked. The intent is clear: By naming and shaming victims, the Maze gang is trying to compel them to pay.