The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses global progress on adopting standard digital identifiers. Plus, a former cybercriminal discusses emerging fraud trends, and an update on the evolution of e-signatures.
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.
Implementing trusted digital IDs will create benefits for end users as well as service providers, says Nick Mothershaw, chair and executive director at the Open Identity Exchange. But widespread international adoption of such IDs will take time to achieve, he acknowledges.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new risks for enterprises as employees access corporate networks and applications from home. Sudip Banerjee of Zscaler says that cloud security solutions offer advantages over VPNs.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of brute-force attacks targeting RDP connections has steadily increased, spiking to 100,000 incidents per day in April and May, according to the security firm ESET. These attacks pave the way for launching ransomware attacks and planting cryptominers.
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.
A man from the state of Washington has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for his role in developing the Satori botnet, which was used to conduct several large-scale DDoS attacks. The Justice Department also unsealed indictments naming co-conspirators.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes whether IoT devices will outlive their security updates. Also featured: Why security spending needs to shift further upstream; could banks be custodians of identity?
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.
In this new era, every enterprise is suddenly "cloud first." But there are significant data security gaps to avoid before putting critical data in the cloud. Imperva's Terry Ray shares strategies to maximize simplicity and regulatory compliance.