To mitigate cyberthreats, telecommunications companies in the GCC region need to enhance their incident detection and response capabilities, says Doha, Qatar-based Mustapha Huneyd, former global CISO of Ooredoo, a regional telecom firm.
Could your organization withstand an attack by the master hacking operation known as "Fxmsp"? Hollywood loves to portray hackers as having ninja-like skills. But Fxmsp often favored the simplest tools for the job, because they so often worked. Defenders: Take note.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has officially designated China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. as "national security threats," barring American telecommunications firms from using certain federal funds to buy their equipment, such as for building 5G networks.
Palo Alto Networks product alert: All users should immediately patch a "critical" flaw in Pan-OS that can be remotely exploited to bypass authentication and take full control of systems or gain access to networks, U.S. Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency warn.
Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, bundled with an orchestration layer, will help CISOs mitigate cyberthreats, says Bharat Anand, chief of technology at NATGRID, the intelligence sharing network of the government of India.
Japan has been scanning its entire IPv4 address space to find insecure home routers, web cameras and sensors. The results are encouraging, and the country's program could serve as a model for other nations aiming to avoid large-scale IoT security problems.
IoT devices can be made cheaply and quickly. But as a result, they may lack adequate security features. The Atlantic Council is proposing regulations that would require technology retailers to sell devices that meet security standards, which would, in turn, put pressure on IoT component makers.
A massive DDoS attack generating 809 million packets per second was recently directed against a large European bank, according to the security firm Akamai, which describes in a new report the unusual approach the attackers took.
Greg van der Gaast, head of information security at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, has strong opinions on why some security investments aren't reaping maximum benefits. "We are addressing problems too far downstream," he says.
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.
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.
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.
An Australian IoT alliance is developing a certification program designed to raise security standards for connected device manufacturers and give consumers more confidence that they're buying secure devices. The program, slated to start in September, could expand globally.