The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of cybersecurity and privacy issues raised by COVID-19 research efforts. Also featured: the latest ransomware trends and an investor's take on hot cybersecurity sectors.
Google will appeal the latest GDPR fine levied against the company. The Swedish Data Protection Authority fined the company nearly $8 million for failure to remove search results related to "right-to-be-forgotten" requests.
The RSA cybersecurity conference once again this year gathered tens of thousands of individuals to network and attend keynotes and briefings on topics ranging from election security and genomics to privacy and cybercrime. Here are 20 visual highlights from this year's event.
Two employees of security firm Exabeam who attended the recent RSA 2020 conference in San Francisco have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the company. The RSA Conference notes that it's not yet clear if the two contracted the coronavirus at the event or at some other time.
Microsoft has confirmed that a serious flaw in Windows SMB_v3 exists that could be exploited by attackers to remotely seize control of vulnerable systems. While no attacks have been seen in the wild, no patch for the wormable flaw is yet available. A workaround exists for servers, but not clients.
The U.S. is better prepared to respond to election interference and related cybersecurity issues than it was four years ago, several security professionals, including one of the FBI's top experts, tell Information Security Media Group.
Organizations have been scrambling to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act before enforcement begins in July, say Caitlin Fennessy, research director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP.
As COVID-19 spreads, cybercriminals are sending more phishing emails that use the health emergency as a lure, according to security researchers. The European Central Bank is among those issuing warnings.
Careless and malicious insiders, overly complex IT infrastructure and having an excess of privileged users continue to pose serious risks to the integrity of corporate cybersecurity practices, says Timothy Brown of SolarWinds.
Wall Street has been hit by the twin threats of the new coronavirus as well as oil prices plummeting, with the Dow dropping 2,000 points on Monday for its worst day in 12 years. Amidst fears that a recession could tank the global economy, some experts still see upsides for the cybersecurity sector.
Among the many cybersecurity and privacy risks involving the fast evolving global coronavirus outbreak are potential concerns related to the technology assessments during trial or vaccine research, says cyber risk management in global digital health expert Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
Targeted ransomware attacks continue to increase as gangs seek to obtain bigger ransom payoffs by hitting larger targets, aided by a cybercrime services economy that provides access to tools and tactics that were previously the domain of APT groups, security experts warn.
For maximum effectiveness, security-as-a-service solutions can no longer simply be reactive, but must instead be predictive, says Mat Gyde, CEO Security Division, NTT Ltd., and Palo Alto Network's Karl Soderlund, as they describe their companies' new partnership.