Not even George Orwell could have predicted nation-state surveillance in the 21st century. Give us free instant messaging for our smartphones, and faster than you can say "viral kitten video," we're collectively part of a mass surveillance nightmare. Case in point: The ToTok social messaging app.
Attackers are hitting unpatched Pulse Secure VPN servers with Sodinokibi - aka REvil - ransomware, British security researcher Kevin Beaumont warns. Pulse Secure says that although many organizations have installed the critical April 2019 patch, holdouts persist.
Accenture plans to buy the former Symantec Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced Tuesday. The deal comes only five months after Broadcom paid $10.7 billion for Symantec's entire enterprise security division.
In the wake of the killing of an Iranian general in a U.S. drone attack last week, organizations - especially healthcare entities and units of government that have been vulnerable to ransomware attacks - need to be on guard against destructive "wiper" attacks, says Caleb Barlow of CynergisTek.
Adopting the policies in NIST 800-171 brings multiple security-related benefits, including best practices for data access policies, reduced risk of data breaches and insider threats, and a scalable approach to protecting sensitive data.
Protecting enterprise networks from attackers boils down to the same thing: Unless organizations get the basics right, they're sitting ducks. That's a top takeaway from experts warning that Iran will likely retaliate with cyberattacks after one of its senior military leaders was killed by a U.S. drone strike.
In a video interview, Justice B.N. Srikrishna, chairman of India's Data Protection Committee, explains why he's disappointed with the revised draft of a data protection bill, which he says diluted most of the provisions that the committee had proposed.
The DHS says the defacement of a U.S. government website over the weekend is not linked to Iranian state-sponsored actors. Attackers posted a pro-Iran message with a photo of President Donald Trump being punched in the face. The website, belonging to the Federal Depository Library Program, is now offline.
"Data sovereignty is required for the growth of the country, and as data is the new oil, we would like to preserve it appropriately and in a secure manner within the country, which can be used for the betterment of the country," says Bharat Pancha of FIS Global, in support of data localization in India.
A persistent question over the past several years is which managed service providers were affected by APT10, a tenacious Chinese hacking group. But a Wall Street Journal investigation on Monday has revealed new companies affected by Cloud Hopper attacks.
"I don't think most organizations are prepared for the personal data protection and privacy bill that has been approved by the cabinet, as most people still confuse privacy and security and think that it is just an add-on to security," says Privacy Expert, Shivangi Nadkarni, CEO, Arrka Consulting.
While Congress is unlikely to pass major new national cybersecurity legislation in an election year, federal regulators and state attorneys general will be busy addressing evolving health data privacy and security issues in 2020, predicts attorney Marcus Christian of the law firm Mayer Brown.
"Zero Trust" security is rapidly transitioning from a marketing buzzword to a practical methodology for protecting today's global networks. Stan Lowe, global CISO of Zscaler, shares his 2020 vision for zero trust.
The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
While CCPA has drawn the biggest headlines when it comes to new U.S. privacy laws, businesses and consumers should also take notice of New York's SHIELD Act, which goes into effect in March 2020. The law is expected to have impact on Wall Street firms and other financial institutions headquartered in the state.