Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
With zero trust and cloud infrastructures at the top of security practitioners' road maps, there has been an uptick in authorization-related initiatives. Security experts discuss the challenges of authorization and describe how firms can use authorization strategies to better protect themselves.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes what lessons cybersecurity leaders can learn from the Russia-Ukraine war. It also examines the Okta data breach and Lapsus$ attack and describes how tech companies are supporting new developments in the FIDO protocol.
Apple, Google and Microsoft are joining forces to back a standard that will allow websites and apps to offers passwordless sign-ins across devices and platforms. The three OS and browsing giants have put their weight behind a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance.
John Kindervag, creator of Zero Trust, and two ISMG editors discuss whether we have advanced or regressed in security technology, implementing Zero Trust security in OT environments, and how federal agencies are progressing with Zero Trust adoption a year after the cybersecurity executive order.
Researchers say an unsecured cloud storage bucket belonging to a nonprofit cancer organization has exposed to the internet sensitive images and related data of tens of thousands of individuals. The mishap is the latest health data-related incident involving misconfigured information technology.
As Ukraine continues to be hit by cyberattacks from Russia, the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine has sought to combat this offensive against the country's critical national infrastructure by going passwordless and using Yubico's security keys.
The number of organizations being breached is on the rise, according to Forrester's 2021 State of Enterprise Breaches report. Allie Mellen describes the trend as "disappointing" and discusses the misaligned expectations some organizations have about breaches, as well as other report findings.
As one embarks on a zero trust journey, it's best to start with a network approach, according to Amit Basu, who is vice president, chief information officer and chief information security officer at International Seaways, a New York-based tanker company.
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
Researchers have observed China-based, government-sponsored threat actors collecting intelligence by targeting Russian government officials with an updated variant of a remote access Trojan known as PlugX. And Microsoft shares a detailed report about Russian cyberattacks observed against Ukraine.
How does one decide the right approach to zero trust, and what are some important considerations to keep in mind? A panel of experts - Brett Winterford, Chirag Joshi and Jay Hira - share their in-depth views and discuss issues including how to take an identity-centric zero trust approach.