New research shows it's possible to unlock a password-protected Windows computer in about five minutes by exploiting vulnerabilities in Intel's Thunderbolt hardware controller. The vulnerabilities add to a growing list of issues around Thunderbolt, which is used for connecting peripherals.
What are some best practices for moving network security from the datacenter to the cloud? And what are the essentials of Secure Access Service Edge frameworks, and how can they be implemented? These are among the questions to be discussed in a new series of virtual roundtables hosted by Forcepoint and Homayun Yaqub.
After offering three large databases of compromised user data for sale on the darknet last week, a hacking group known as Shiny Hunters now is trying to sell four additional databases of information apparently gathered from data breaches, security researchers say.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, when so much of the workforce is working at home, companies need to make sure they conduct audits to ensure appropriate security procedures are in place, says Prasanna Bharatan, global head assurance and risk management at Wockhardt, a global pharmaceutical company.
Cognizant estimates that the April ransomware attack that affected its internal network will cost the IT services firm between $50 and $70 million, according to the company's latest financial report. The company has said that the Maze ransomware gang was behind the attack.
Zoom has reached a settlement with the New York state attorney general's office to provide better security and privacy controls for its videoconferencing platform. Meanwhile, the company announced it's acquiring a start-up encryption company.
Even in the best of economic circumstances, enterprises face risks of insiders stealing data or selling access to systems. But Joseph Blankenship of Forrester says the possibility of layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic puts enterprises at more risk of insider threats.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
As manufacturers - including companies such as automakers that do not typically produce healthcare devices - race to help fill medical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis, steps must be taken to ensure adequate security testing, says Fairuz Rafique of cybersecurity services firm EmberSec.
India is modifying its 2020 National Cybersecurity Policy to take into account the shift to teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Lt. Gen. (Retd) Rajesh Pant, national cybersecurity coordinator.
In honor of World Password Day, here's a task for every organization that uses remote desktop protocol: Ensure that all of your organization's internet-facing RDP ports have a password - and that it's complex and unique.
Kaiji, a newly discovered botnet, is compromising Linux servers and IoT devices using brute-force methods that target the SSH protocol, according to the security firm Intezer. The botnet has the capability to launch DDoS attacks.