Biometrics may be in fashion, but it's in part because users are ready, willing and able to use it to prove their identity, thanks to Apple, Samsung, Google and other players providing trustable hardware for verifying people's fingerprints and faces, says IBM Security's Neil Warburton.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the debate over whether the government should require technology firms to use weak encryption for messaging applications. Plus, D-Link's proposed settlement with the FTC and a CISO's update on medical device security.
A distributed denial-of-service attacker who crashed a popular gaming service at Christmas has been sentenced to serve 27 months in prison. Austin Thompson has also been ordered to pay $95,000 in damages to Daybreak Games.
Findings from researchers who hacked Croatia-based vendor Zipato's smart hub controllers, which can manage networked locks, lights and security cameras, underscore the risks that can accompany home automation devices. "Smart home" vendor Zipato says it's fixed the flaws.
A recent $3 million bank heist in Bangladesh is likely the handiwork of "Silence," a Russian-speaking gang known for its slow and methodical attacks against banks and ATMs, according to an analysis by security firm Group-IB.
New York's Interfaith Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to fully implement a zero trust network security strategy. Chris Frenz, the hospital's CISO, explains why he adopted that approach and offers lessons learned from the transition.
Awareness of medical device security issues has grown dramatically over the past few years. But Michael McNeil of device manufacturer Philips argues that cybersecurity is still years behind where it should be, so stakeholders are playing catch-up.
The U.S. Cyber Command has issued a warning that attackers are attempting to exploit an older vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook to plant remote access Trojans or other types of malware within government networks. Some researchers say the exploits could be tied to an Iranian-backed threat group.
Semiconductor manufacturing giant Broadcom is looking to purchase endpoint security firm Symantec, Bloomberg reports, noting that while discussions are at an advanced stage, no terms have been disclosed and no deal is guaranteed.
D-Link has reached a proposed settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which alleged the IoT device developer left consumers vulnerable to hackers through inadequate security practices. The terms of the settlement may serve as a warning to IoT makers to get their security checks in order.
Reducing risk is a tall order, but IBM's Christopher Bontempo says healthcare security leaders can get immediate and measurable results by concentrating on two aspects: data security and incident response.
Malicious actors are increasingly using social media platforms to spread malware to unsuspecting victims. In the latest incident, Facebook removed more than 30 pages from its platform after security analysts with Check Point Research found that a hacker had loaded them with malware.
Threat intelligence programs have evolved greatly over the past decade. But Mario Vuksan, CEO of ReversingLabs, says too many organizations are overlooking the value of local intelligence embedded in their own networks. Vuksan talks about maximizing TI resources.
Sophos is the latest security firm to create a proof-of-concept exploit for the BlueKeep vulnerability in older versions of Windows. The company echoed several government agencies that have urged businesses to patch their devices.
Several unsecured Amazon S3 buckets belonging to IT services firm Attunity left at least 1 TB of data, including files from companies such as Netflix, TD Bank and Ford, exposed to the internet, UpGuard researchers disclosed. Although the databases have been secured, an investigation is continuing.