Implementing an adaptive, risk-based authentication process for remote system access is proving effective as more staff members work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ant Allan, a vice president and analyst at Gartner.
The Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday released its fifth and final report on Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election, providing more details on how Russian hackers resided on Democratic National Commitee servers for months and citing shortcomings in the FBI's investigation.
The emerging cloud-delivered service model known as security access service edge, or SASE, is designed to help simplify security for remote access, says Sean Duca of Palo Alto Networks, who explains how the model works.
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise ship company, is investigating a ransomware attack that likely compromised customer and employee data, according its filing with the SEC. It's the company's second security incident this year.
Copycats using well-known threat actor names, such as Fancy Bear and Armada Collective, are launching extortion campaigns tied to distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial institutions, according to Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team.
Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims, driven by "big-game hunting," data exfiltration and smaller players seeking larger returns, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
Scammers have reportedly been putting one over on customers of the famous Ritz London, which says it is "aware of a potential data breach within our food and beverage reservation system, which may have compromised some of our clients' personal data." No payment card data was exposed, it says.
Researchers at Check Point developed a one-click attack against Amazon's popular voice-controlled assistant Alexa that could reveal a user's voice history or personal information. Amazon has fixed the web application security flaws but says Check Point's demo video is misleading.
President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that requires TikTok owner ByteDance to divest its U.S. operations within 90 days. In the new order, Trump cites national security concerns in demanding the Chinese company sell its American assets.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why Barclays is being investigated for allegedly spying on its employees. Also featured: How the pandemic is affecting CISOs; an FBI assessment of nation-state threats to U.S. election.
Who watches the penetration-testing testers? Questions are circulating over how some organizations train their employees for the CREST pen-testing certification after some leaked internal documents appeared to contain material from past tests.
Two critical, zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer and multiple versions of the Windows operating system are being exploited in the wild, Microsoft and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warn, urging prompt patching.
Yet another ransomware-wielding gang has threatened to steal and leak the data of any victims who refuse to pay a ransom: The operators of Avaddon ransomware have created a dedicated data-leak site that already lists a construction firm victim, and the gang continues to recruit new affiliates.