The payment card industry needs to do more to tackle the rising problem of fraud, says information security expert William H. Murray, pointing to the new Apple Card - which lacks the card number printed on it - as an example of how the industry must evolve. But numerous cultural challenges remain, he says.
When crafting an identity and access management strategy, organizations need to balance the need for improved security with giving employees the freedom they need to do their jobs, says John Bennett of LastPass by LogMeIn.
Third-party vendor risk continues to pose a security challenge to organizations. Despite many having formal policies for managing third-party risk, almost half of organizations say they've suffered a data breach that traces to a third-party vendor, says Mark Sangster of eSentire.
More organizations are applying a highly automated "zero trust" model to ensure that they only give the right amount of privilege to the right user for the right amount of time, says Markku Rossi, CTO of SSH Communications Security.
The decline of the network perimeter as the cornerstone of enterprise cybersecurity means that CIOs and CISOs are increasingly focusing on identity to ensure that only the right people connect to systems, says Okta's Clare Cunniffe.
Patch or perish redux: Hackers are unleashing automated attacks to find and exploit known flaws in SSL VPNs manufactured by Fortinet and Pulse Secure to steal passwords. The exploits come despite both vendors having released patches several months ago - Pulse Secure in April, Fortinet in May.
Web hosting company Hostinger has reset all customer passwords after one of its databases was breached, affecting 14 million accounts. The intruder gained access to an authorization token that allowed access to a customer database, the company says.
Government agencies and private sector organizations around the world are experimenting with the use of blockchain to help manage digital identity. Here are three examples of pioneering efforts in the U.S., Canada and India.
After two months of inactivity, the notorious Emotet botnet is poised to start delivering malicious code again; active command-and-control servers have been spotted in the wild, researchers at the security firm Cofense warn.
U.K. authorities are attempting to seize more than $1.1 million in cryptocurrency from a notorious British hacker who carried out attacks that targeted more than 100 companies over a two-year period, according to the Metropolitan Police Service. The currency will be sold, with proceeds used to compensate victims.
With cybersecurity teams increasingly overworked and understaffed, organizations must prioritize more intelligent approaches to automating mundane tasks and freeing experts to focus on high-impact tasks, says Franklyn Jones of Cequence Security.
The latest digital identity capabilities and fraud-fighting technologies, including greater use of machine learning and threat intelligence, enable organizations to take a bigger bite out of cybercrime, says Shaked Vax of IBM Security's Trusteer.
Where have all the hacktivists gone? While the likes of Anonymous, AntiSec and LulzSec became household names in the early 2010s, in the past three years the number of website hacks, defacements and information leaks tied to bona fide hacktivists has plummeted.
Eighty suspects, most of them Nigerian nationals, have been indicted on charges of running global business email compromise and romance scams that led to millions of dollars in fraud and allegedly involved a complex money-laundering operation.