If you want to anticipate a prospective hacker's moves, then you'd better be able to think like one. That's the position of Terry Cutler, an ethical hacker who dedicates his time to testing organization's cybersecurity defenses - and their people.
A report on the SEC targeting a Canadian company for fraud, alleging it cheated investors by exploiting a so-called Initial Coin Offering crowdsourcing funding system, leads the ISMG Security Report. Also, an NSA analyst pleads guilty in a case involving storing classified data on his home PC.
As data breaches increase in scale and frequency, businesses must ensure an effective, swift and well-orchestrated response. To help them, ISMG on Wednesday and Thursday will host a Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Mumbai offering insights from 20 leading CISOs and many other experts.
New research shows that the automation of five key security controls is lacking at a majority of organizations, says Ted Gary of Tenable.
A key reason why: the lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
Improving network security requires understanding your environment and controlling it before implementing network segmentation, says Nathaniel Gleicher of Illumio, who explains lessons that can be learned from the Secret Service's approach.
An employee of the NSA's Tailored Access Operations group has pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information. The material ended up in the hands of Russia after he copied it to his home computer, which had Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software installed.
Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker who earlier this year received one of the longest sentences ever handed down in the U.S. for computer-related crimes, has been slammed with two more 14-year sentences. He was a key figured in the infamous Carder.su fraud marketplace.
Medical devices are increasingly used by cybercriminals to compromise networks, systems and patient data, says Dr. Jack Lewin of the consultancy Lewin and Associates, who's also chairman of the National Coalition on Health Care. That's why physicians should be advocates for better device security.
The lack of skilled personnel is hampering incident response, but automation can help, says Mike Fowler of DFLabs. Providing responders with "playbooks" for step-by-step incident response processes, for example, is essential, he contends.
Connected medical devices are a significant potential new attack surface that may not be covered by security tools and systems, says Ariel Shuper of Check Point Software Technologies. How can healthcare providers immunize their medical devices against threats before they are compromised?
Securing access pathways is just as critical as securing user credentials, says Sam Elliott, director of security product management at Bomgar, who points out that too many organizations overlook some fundamental steps.
Because cyberattacks continue to bypass next-generation security technologies, it's important not to underestimate the role humans play in attack detection and threat mitigation, says Rohyt Belani of PhishMe.