Buyer beware: A new study shows used USBs offered for sale on eBay and elsewhere may contain a wealth of personal information that could potentially be used for identity theft, phishing attacks and other cybercrimes.
The computer systems the U.S. Department of the Treasury uses to track the nation's debt have serious security flaws that could allow unauthorized access to a wealth of federal data, according to a pair of audits released this week by the Government Accountability Office.
Brad Smith, Microsoft's chief legal officer, says Australia's encryption-busting law is causing companies and governments to look elsewhere to store their data. Microsoft hasn't changed it own local operations yet, but other companies say they're no longer comfortable storing data there, he says.
Shortly after a massive data breach affected up to 50 million accounts last September, Facebook didn't believe the incident needed to be reported under Australia's mandatory breach notification law. While Facebook voluntarily notified all users, emails show the company initially underestimated the breach.
It's been decades now since Steve Katz became the business world's first CISO. Today he is still active in the cybersecurity community and offers his unique perspective on security threats, solutions and the next generation of leaders.
New studies debut every day in the cybersecurity field. But how does one separate true research from marketing hype? Researchers Wade Baker and Jared Ettinger discuss the distinguishing qualities of credible studies.
Beazley Breach Response Services, a unit of global insurance company Beazley, reports that nearly half of the more than 3,300 breaches it investigated last year traced to a hack attack or malware infection. And half of those hacking/malware attacks were tied to business email compromise schemes.
A sophisticated attack campaign dubbed "Operation ShadowHammer" involved an advanced persistent threat group planting backdoors within Asus computers by subverting the Taiwan-based PC maker's third-party supply chain and updater software, Kaspersky Lab warns.
Passwords are still a persistent security threat, given their ubiquity as a form of authentication and the inability of users to create strong, unique passwords. John Bennet of LogMeIn discusses the issue and solutions.
Victims of hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters now face a second hit: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency inadvertently shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal data of with an agency contractor, leaving victims at increased risk from fraud and identity theft.
What's hot on the cybersecurity legal front? For starters, in 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted twice as many alleged state-sponsored attackers than it had ever indicted, says Kimberly Peretti of Alston & Bird.
Smartphone security is paramount for certain scenarios, but software based encryption has been shown to be insufficient. Mike Fong, founder and CEO of Privoro, demonstrates a hardware based solution to smartphone encryption