Ex-black hat Alissa Knight recently joined Aite Group's new cybersecurity practice, and among her first tasks: a hard look at the security of major financial institutions' mobile banking apps. The results may surprise you.
Keynotes and briefings at the recent 28th annual RSA Conference 2019 covered a wide range of topics, including privacy, hackers, cyber extortion, machine learning, artificial intelligence, human psychology, legal matters, career advice and internet-connected device concerns. Here are 15 highlights.
Traditional security processes and controls don't translate cleanly to containers, says Sabree Blackmon of Docker, who does not recommend treating containers as virtual machines to help maximize the benefits.
Two third-party Facebook application developers exposed users' personal information by leaving the data exposed without a password in unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 buckets, researchers from UpGuard say. One data set contained 540 million unsecured records, the report found.
An "Asian female" has been arrested for attempting to access President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while he was staying there, claiming she wanted to use the pool. Prosecutors say the apparent Chinese national was carrying a USB thumb drive containing "malicious software" - and had no swimsuit.
How can an enterprise without a traditional perimeter understand and defend against orchestrated attacks designed to evade detection? JP Blaho of NETSCOUT Arbor offers insights on how to gain visibility.
In addition to relying to heavily on anti-virus and anti-malware tools, small and midsize enterprises lack the resources or expertise to catch new and sophisticated forms of attacks, says Dell's Brett Hansen, who offers strategic insights.
How do machine learning, threat intelligence and advanced analytics blend together to form agile and accurate fraud prevention? Avner Gideoni of IBM Security's Trusteer division explains the concept of "laser-cut fraud prevention."
Alert fatigue is a major challenge, and the ability of SOC teams to be proactive is hamstrung by the fact that they spend a lot of their time in doing repetitive work, says Cody Cornell of Swimlane, who advocates broader use of orchestration and automation.
It's becoming increasing important to detect adversaries that have bypassed your security controls and moved laterally in your environment, says Carolyn Crandall of Attivo Networks, who describes the role deception can play.