Waves of support from the InfoSec community continue to pour in for former CISA Director Christopher Krebs, who was fired Tuesday by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, an acting CISA director reportedly has been named, and Deputy Director Matt Travis has resigned.
Researchers are warning that many domain name system server implementations are vulnerable to a spoofing attack that allows attackers to redirect, intercept and manipulate traffic. Thankfully, fixes are already arriving for this so-called SAD DNS flaw.
With COVID-19 as a backdrop and 5G on the horizon, what will be 2021's top issues in identifying, protecting and defending against attacks across a dramatically expanded threat landscape? This latest CEO/CISO panel addresses the challenges of the new year.
President Donald Trump has fired Christopher Krebs, director of the U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency. Experts say that thanks in no small part to CISA, this year's election "was the most secure in American history," free from any major cybersecurity incidents.
Twitter has hired network security expert Peiter Zatko to serve in the newly created position of head of security following a series of high-profile cyber incidents. Zatko, known as "Mudge," gained fame as a member of the ethical hacking group "Cult of the Dead Cow" and worked for the government and Google.
NOYB, a privacy group run by Austrian Max Schrems, has filed complaints against Apple with Spanish and German data protection regulators alleging the company's Identifier for Advertisers breaks EU privacy laws by allowing Apple and all apps on the iPhone to track a user without consent.
Blockchain technology has been floated as a solution to enable remote, electronic voting. But MIT researchers say today's paper-based systems, while imperfect, are still the most reliable way to prove to voters that their selections have been accurately cast and tallied.
IoT devices are like sausages: They're full of components of varying quality, and it's invariably disturbing to think about their origins. New guidance helps address how to reduce the risk of potentially vulnerable components in connected devices.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have not garnered much attention this year. But analysts say such attacks could surge, and they have the potential to be just as damaging as ransomware and other types of cyberthreats.
Ticketmaster UK has been fined $1.7 million by Britain's privacy watchdog for its "serious failure" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Its failure to properly secure chatbot software led to attackers stealing at least 9.4 million payment card details.
An IAM strategy for remote workforces should ensure that key stakeholders are aligned in listing key applications, infrastructure is mapped and risk- and role-based authentication for measuring user risk profiles are applied, says UAE-based Mustapha Huneyd, director of customer security at Ericsson.
A German appeals court has slashed by 90% the $11 million General Data Protection Regulation fine levied last year against 1&1 Telecom by the nation's federal privacy watchdog over call center data protection shortcomings. Experts say the case is a reminder that all GDPR fines can be appealed.
Three state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups - one Russian, two North Korean - have been targeting companies across the globe involved with COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development, Microsoft says.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
Two senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials have been forced to resign, and a senior cybersecurity official fears he will be fired by the Trump administration, according to news reports. The moves have raised questions over U.S. stability during the transition period to President-elect Joe Biden.