The growth in the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis means that healthcare providers must carefully reassess and bolster the security of the connected devices, applications and systems used, says Kelly Rozumalski of the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.
Identity management will be at the forefront of securing remote work in the coming year. Jason Bohrer, new leader of the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum, describes key initiatives as he steps into this role.
Global messaging app WhatsApp's instant payment service went live in India on Dec.16. But despite its two-factor authentication being accepted by leading banks, there are concerns about potential security issues.
Software vendor SolarWinds has updated multiple versions of its Orion network-monitoring software to address the Sunburst backdoor that was added to its code and to block Supernova malware that exploited a vulnerability in Orion. But incident response experts have warned that full cleanup may take years.
In the year ahead, healthcare organizations must be prepared to face an assortment of advancing security threats, including those that damage the integrity of critical patient data, says Rod Piechowski of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
The SolarWinds breach is a case study in how attackers can subvert a widely used piece of software to turn it to their advantage, says Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. The attack surface management expert details lessons all organizations must learn in the wake of this "unprecedented" attack.
More than two years after Europe's tough new General Data Protection Regulation came into full effect, EU privacy watchdogs are finding more consensus, and consumers have been benefiting, experts say. But how regulators apply sanctions, in particular, remains a work in progress.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted an array of evolving patient privacy issues that legislators and regulators will need to address in the year ahead, say government policy experts Mari Savickis and Cassie Leonard of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Microsoft warned CrowdStrike of a failed attempt by unidentified attackers to access and read the company's emails, according to a blog post published by the security firm. The unsuccessful hacking incident is reportedly tied to the breach of SolarWinds.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features insights from David Forscey, managing director at Aspen Cybersecurity Group, on improving supply chain security in the aftermath of the SolarWinds hack. Also featured: Black Hat Europe's key takeaways; keeping safe during the holidays.
To enhance organizations' security postures in the year ahead, CISOs must strengthen authentication processes, increase the use of network segmentation tools and deploy effective threat intelligence capabilities, two CISOs recommend.
Federal, state and local governments are among the many victims of the supply chain attack that backdoored the SolarWinds' Orion network-monitoring software, and victims "may need to rebuild all network assets" being monitored by the software, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns.
He's commanded armed forces, directed the National Security Agency, and now he is president of vendor IronNet Cybersecurity. From this unique perspective, retired General Keith Alexander says the SolarWinds breach is "a call for action."
The Lazarus Group, a North Korean advanced persistent threat gang, apparently recently targeted a national ministry of health and a drug manufacturer involved in developing a COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal information, according to the security firm Kaspersky.