A lawsuit accuses Google of "the surreptitious location tracking of millions of mobile phone users." The legal action was sparked by a report demonstrating that some Google apps tracked and time-stamped users' locations even if a user deactivated the "location history" setting.
The best way to take a holistic approach to the current threat landscape is to define security issues as business problems and then put the problem before the solution - not the other way around, contends RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan.
While IT and OT integration has brought about new levels of operational efficiency, it has also introduced serious cyber risks that conventional IT security approaches might fail to address, says IBM Security's Paul Garvey.
Controlling, monitoring, and auditing privileged access is essential to mitigating insider threats, preventing data breaches, and meeting compliance requirements. But, how can you optimize privileged access to avert breaches, achieve compliance objectives, and avoid end user frustration and help desk...
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The use of stolen credentials ranked as the number one action variety in data breaches in 2017 (source: 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report), and organizations continue to make it easy for attackers.
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Although cybersecurity plans sometimes clash with business goals, the role of security should be to enable the business and not necessarily lock everything down, says Andrew Woodward of Australia's Edith Cowan University.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will have a significant impact on lowering the cost of securing an organization because it will reduce the need for advanced skillsets, predicts Rapid7's Richard Moseley.
An analysis of the privacy issues Amazon will face as it dives deeper into the healthcare business leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: A preview of ISMG's Security Summit in New York Aug. 14-15.
Forty-eight percent of customers drop the products and services of organizations that have had a publicly-disclosed data breach. This is but one of the findings of the new 2018 Global State of Online Digital Trust study commissioned by CA Technologies. CA's David Duncan analyzes the results.
A WannaCry outbreak has hit unpatched Windows 7 systems at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., crippling its factories. The world's largest chipmaker, which traced the infection to a new software tool that it failed to scan for malware before installation, says the outbreak could cost it $170 million.
Web application security is much more than an IT problem. It can become a significant business problem if not handled properly. Attacks on web applications can by-pass your security and harm your business by creating unwanted downtime, reducing availability and responsiveness and shattering trust with your customers...
Cyberattacks should be top of mind more than ever before. These attacks have never been limited to an individual endpoint, an individual system, or an individual company. Threat actors can now spread malicious content and execute attacks all over the world, crossing borders and industries, in a matter of seconds....
The chief security officer for the U.S. Democratic Party is recommending that all party officials avoid using mobile devices made by Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei. Bob Lord says that even if devices from those manufacturers are free or low cost, no one wants to be the next "patient zero."