As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what should global CISOs and security teams do to ensure that their organizations stay protected? Beyond following cybersecurity agencies' guidance, experts offer advice on how to brief the board of directors, appeal for resources, support teams and more.
On this week's "Sound Off," we ask John Kindervag, the founder of Zero Trust, for his reaction to the recently released Office of Management and Budget federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward a mature Zero Trust architecture.
Researchers report that because of increased use of multifactor authentication, attackers are developing phishing kits that steal tokens and bypass this trusted layer of security, enabling them to "man in the middle" a browser session and steal credentials and session cookies in real time.
Four ISMG editors discuss: how too many organizations fail to implement basic cybersecurity defenses - such as MFA; a proposed lawsuit against health insurer Excellus that calls for an improvement to its data security program; and strategies for securing open-source and other software components.
OMB on Wednesday released a federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward mature zero trust architectures. White House officials say the new strategy - with a focus on MFA, asset inventories, traffic encryption, and more - is a key step in delivering on Biden's May 2021 executive order.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official Twitter account was compromised - for the second time - as part of a cryptocurrency scam. The account was "immediately secured" by Twitter, according to a tweet by the PM’s Office. Cyberlaw experts discuss where the onus of protection lies.
Social engineering scams are on the rise worldwide. In the last year, the number of social engineering scams have increased 57%, and impostor scams were the number one type of fraud reported by consumers, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Legacy fraud prevention controls that rely on device, IP and...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Ransomware incidents are becoming a major cause of health data breaches affecting millions of individuals that have been reported so far in 2021, according to the latest additions to the federal tally. What else is topping the list?
Customer authentication is a critical component of almost every application that exists because it serves as a product gateway impacting 100% of customers. While it is a standard feature, it is not easy to get right and the stakes for getting it right are higher than ever: 46% of customers abandon a transaction...
"There are so many basics we need to get right," says Daniel Dresner, professor of cyber security at Manchester University. In this interview, he discusses the cybersecurity practices that he recommends to make the task of securing small- to medium-sized enterprises less overwhelming.
The White House is preparing executive branch agencies to adopt "zero trust" network architectures by 2024, with CISA and the OMB overseeing the creation of technology road maps that departments must follow. This is a major component of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.
The most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers is a large, U.S.-based business with at least $100 million in revenue, not operating in the healthcare or education sector, with remote access available via remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials, threat intelligence firm Kela reports.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase faces potential user trust challenges after a system error led it to send out false automated security alerts to about 125,000 customers indicating their two-factor authentication settings had been changed.
Google has removed eight fake cryptomining apps from its Play Store, but researchers at security firm Trend Micro have flagged 120 other apps on users' phones purporting to also be cryptomining. Users paid for services the eight apps never delivered.