Enterprises need to move away from manual threat detection methods to leverage artificial intelligence, which can help boost defenses, says Dr. Jassim Haji, president of Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain Chapter.
Many ransomware gangs hell-bent on seeing a criminal payday have now added data exfiltration to their shakedown arsenal. Gangs' extortion play: Pay us, or we'll dump stolen data. One massive takeaway is that increasingly, ransomware outbreaks also are data breaches, thus triggering breach notification rules.
The recent leak of 269 GB of sensitive data from more than 200 police departments and the FBI could be a sign that law enforcement agencies are becoming a prime target for hackers, given recent civil unrest.
Integrating IoT devices into OT systems brings a raft of security concerns. Microsoft's acquisition of CyberX, which offers a specialized IoT/OT security platform, may give some organizations more confidence to tackle what can be a messy business of securing and monitoring IoT controls across a network.
As a result of the rapid move to a remote workforce, now is a golden opportunity to refine cybersecurity approaches - especially for the cloud, says Christian Toon, CISO at the international law firm, Pinsent Masons.
Hackers wielding Nefilim ransomware are targeting unpatched or poorly secured Citrix remote-access technology, then stealing data, unleashing crypto-locking malware and threatening to dump data to try to force payment, New Zealand's national computer emergency response team warns.
If you've managed to equip your home with smart devices and appliances that work properly, you probably think you're all set. But there are no regulations around how long manufacturers must provide security updates, which could mean a smart device could become a risk.
Zoom will begin beta testing an end-to-end encryption feature in July that it plans to make available at no charge to all who use the paid or free version of its teleconference platform. It's also rolling out other new security features.
Many ethical hackers and other security professionals, such as penetration testers, have weaponized cloud platforms to host online attack infrastructure or have used the platforms to conduct reconnaissance, according security researchers at Texas Tech University.
Organizations deploying deception technology must make sure to integrate it with other technologies to reap the full benefits of intrusion alerts, says Anuj Tewari, global CISO at IT Services HCL Technologies.
The surge in phishing campaigns and other types of fraud using COVID-19 themes has diminished in recent weeks, according to the Microsoft Threat Protection Intelligence Team, which asserts in a new report that such campaigns were never a dominant threat.
When organizations eventually allow employees to return to their offices after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, they may discover "more network intrusions, data exfiltration and data breaches," says U.K. cybercrime expert Andrew Gould, who implores organizations to report these incidents to authorities.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses recent research on the cyberthreats in multicloud environments and how to mitigate them. Also featured: A ransomware risk management update; tips on disaster planning.