A researcher claims WhatsApp has dismissed his finding that there's a backdoor in the application that could allow attackers to unlock encrypted messages. But the controversy is more nuanced - and for most of us, much less threatening - than it might first appear.
Facebook says it hasn't seen ransomware spreading through its Messenger instant messaging platform despite recent reports from researchers saying that the file-encrypting Locky may have slipped through.
In the face of evolving cyberthreats, organizations of all sizes need a more resilient cybersecurity architecture.
In an interview about achieving resilient cybersecurity, Kaczmarek discusses:
How security leaders can prioritize their defenses again the many threats they face;
The benefits of using a hybrid...
It's a story you'll watch unfold time and time again. The breach. The headlines. The confusion. The public apologies. The finger-pointing. And it's often followed by some form of the following statement: "But I was compliant." Compliance is never enough. The challenges are understandable, but taking the path of least...
As pressure to speed the development of applications intensifies, CISOs must be the "voice of reason," taking a leadership role in ensuring security issues are addressed early in app development process, says John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a Texas-based security consultancy.
The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) issued a new directive to catch up with evolving payment processing trends for financial institutions around the world. These changes will allow banks to make clearance of payments faster, improving the customer experience, but open the door to potential fraud....
A developer warns that Dropbox gains wide-ranging access to Apple's OS X operating system using a SQL trick that some equate to hacking users' systems. Here's why giving a desktop app unusual access to Apple's privacy settings poses a security risk.
Microsoft has released a slew of security fixes to patch critical vulnerabilities, including in its IE and Edge browsers. One zero-day flaw, fixed via a Microsoft Office patch, has been exploited in the wild for more than two years.
Ransomware is on the rise.
According to the FBI, an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks happen per day. Today's businesses are routinely choosing to pay hefty ransoms rather than lose access to their intellectual property, patient records, credit card information, and other valuable business data. Simply put,...
The process of managing software vulnerabilities inside the enterprise is complicated by the sheer number of patches that must be assessed, applied, tested and rolled out, says Wolfgang Kandek of Qualys, who offers suggestions on how to better focus those efforts.
Due to the increase in security breaches over the past few years, you know that legacy approaches to data center security are not adequate. Micro-segmentation could be the answer - but what does it really mean and how do you do it? Read this solution overview to find out.