The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how adversaries have a new favorite tactic to circumvent MFA, why vendor Akamai is an appealing target for private equity, and what the industry can do differently to attract more females to leadership roles.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the industrywide implications of a teenager hacking into Uber's internal systems, key trends in the new Gartner SD-WAN Magic Quadrant report, and how ethics and security culture are center stage due to recent CISO revelations at Uber and Twitter.
Uber is fingering adolescent extortion hacking group Lapsus$ for the disruption to its internal systems. A self-proclaimed 18-year-old last week spammed the company with vulgar messages and shared online screenshots of the company's cloud storage and code repositories. The FBI is investigating.
Password manager LastPass says the attackers behind the August security incident had access to its systems for four days. LastPass CEO Karim Toubba, sharing details about last month's breach, confirms that there is no evidence of any threat actor activity beyond the established timeline.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the appearance at a Senate hearing this week by the former head of security for Twitter; the top-performing web application and API protection vendors, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant 2022; and threat trends to watch for in 2023.
Apple issued a patch for a zero-day vulnerability likely exploited in the wild that allows a malicious iPhone app to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges, marking the second smartphone kernel code execution bug fixed by the company in as many months.
Security researchers revealed yet another method for stealing a Tesla although the brand is one of the least-stolen cars and among the most recovered once pilfered. The newest example comes from internet of things security company IOActive in an attack involving two people and customized gear.
The latest ISMG Security Report discusses a new phishing-as-a-service toolkit designed to bypass multifactor authentication, the decision by Lloyd's of London to exclude nation-state attacks from cyber insurance policies, and challenges at Okta after it acquired customer identity giant Auth0.
Vikas Malhotra, country manager, LastPass, discusses establishing a password management program as the first line of defense in establishing user identity, followed by 2FA and MFA as the second step in the protection process.
Today's big challenge for practitioners is identifying the "known and unknown" attack surface faster than the hackers. There is a need to build purpose-built sensors and asset management strategies to discover unknown attacks, says Debashish Jyotiprakash, vice president - Asia at Qualys.
Bitwarden has raised $100 million to expand into new product areas including developer secrets, passwordless and privileged access management. The investment will help the firm debut new features for individual and business users and expand its footprint in Japan, Germany, France and South America.
A recent survey sponsored by Rockwell Automation finds that critical infrastructure organizations miss basic protections for operational technology, with 80% failing to conduct frequent asset inventory audits, 63% lacking real-time threat monitoring and 42% needing effective patch management.
A month after his firm was taken private in a $6.9 billion deal, SailPoint founder and CEO Mark McClain discusses the prospect of consolidation, emerging competition and plans to expand "more quickly and aggressively" in the identity governance space - thanks to Thoma Bravo's financial backing.
As ransomware attacks grow, cyber insurance costs are skyrocketing, leaving small to midsized firms with tough decisions about insuring against threats, beefing up security and whether to pay or not pay ransom demands, says Diktesh Singh Puri, IT and cloud operations head at Reckitt Benckiser Group.
Research by Dun & Bradstreet says business identity fraud jumped 254% in 2020. Tools can help prevent this fraud but may create greater friction, say Andrew La Marca, senior director at Dun & Bradstreet, and Ralph Gagliardi, agent in charge, High Tech Crimes Unit, Colorado Bureau of Investigation.