The U.S. Internal Revenue Service says it will pull back plans to use facial recognition for authentication of new users of its online accounts. The move comes amid concerns from Congress members and privacy advocates about cybersecurity, software bias and third-party transparency issues around the IRS' proposal to...
In 2021, there were 1,862 data compromises - a 68% increase over 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center's Annual Data Breach Report. "In this past year, there were more cyberattack-related data breaches than there were all forms of data breaches in 2020," says ITRC COO James E. Lee.
Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, shares six predictions for 2022 that show a shift from identity theft to identity fraud as cybercriminals continue to refine who they target, what information they steal and what they do with it.
OMB on Wednesday released a federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward mature zero trust architectures. White House officials say the new strategy - with a focus on MFA, asset inventories, traffic encryption, and more - is a key step in delivering on Biden's May 2021 executive order.
Maersk was one of dozens of organizations crippled by the NotPetya malware in June 2017. Gavin Ashton and Bharat Halai worked in identity and access management at Maersk and share how the company's technology team tirelessly brought the company back from the brink of an IT systems meltdown.
VPN Lab, known for its alleged wide use by ransomware threat actors, has been shut down. Fifteen servers associated with VPNLab.net were seized or disrupted based on multiple international investigations tying the VPN service provider to cybercrime operations, according to Europol.
A security researcher in Germany says he's discovered a software flaw affecting a small number of Teslas, allowing him to unlock doors and windows, start vehicles without keys and disable security systems. The flaw, however, does not affect steering, acceleration or braking.
Identity Security Alliance reported in 2021, 83% of security professionals have seen an increase in the number of identities within their organization in the past year. The number of identities relating to the business is expanding, and as the IT estate grows, the more unwieldy it becomes. Gartner named Cybersecurity...
The road to Zero Trust starts with an entry point on the road map. But what are the common entry points, and how might the journey unfold? Satish Gannu, CTO-Digital of Korn Ferry, discusses the Zero Trust road map with Paul Martini, CEO of iboss.
Where are security practitioners in their zero trust journeys, and what approach to zero trust have they taken? Three experts - Netskope's David Fairman, Exceture's Mario Demarillas, and Petronas' Soumo Mukherjee - share their thoughts in a panel discussion.
New York State Attorney General Leticia James detailed a credential stuffing investigation that showed the compromise of 1.1 million user accounts linked to "well-known" retail operations. The 17 companies involved reportedly agreed to put new measures in place to mitigate cyber risks.
Applying cloud access security broker’s three functionalities - API-level integration with managed device transfer for visibility, in-line CASB for proxy and other devices, and its control over cloud and other access points - helps provide better control and the ability to protect and secure user access, says Thomas...
ISMG's global editorial team reflects on the top cybersecurity news and analysis from 2021 and looks ahead to the trends already shaping 2022. From ransomware to Log4j, here is a compilation of major news events, impacts and discussions with leading cybersecurity experts on what to expect in the new year.