This edition of the ISMG Security Report takes a look at how ready healthcare organizations are for GDPR compliance. Also featured: comments from Alberto Yepez of Trident Capital on the 2018 outlook for information security companies and a summary of the latest financial fraud trends.
The cyber espionage group that executed a campaign against the Democratic Party has been gearing up to attack the U.S. Senate, cybersecurity firm Trend Micro warns. Separately, a Senate report demands that the White House do more to prevent the 2018 and 2020 U.S. elections from being disrupted.
The browser is the window to the web. But what's going in the background during that browsing is opaque to most users. A new experiment shows how the computing power of tens of thousands of computers could be unknowingly harnessed to crack passwords, harvest cryptocurrencies or conduct DDoS attacks.
There are roughly 3,000 cybersecurity vendors in the market today, and former FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt says conditions are right for even greater market growth. How does he see the marketplace evolving in 2018?
An attacker who gains physical access to a corporate PC with an Intel chip could exploit the built-in Active Management Technology to backdoor the system in about 30 seconds, unless default AMT credentials have been changed, Finnish security firm F-Secure warns.
In a reversal, chipmaker AMD is now warning that its chips are susceptible to the speculative execution flaws in microprocessors known as Spectre, but not to the Meltdown. Separately, Intel has confirmed that its firmware updates have led to stability problems for older Broadwell and Haswell processors.
Fresh research into mobile apps designed to control ICS systems from afar has unearthed unnerving findings. More than 20 percent of mobile ICS apps have issues that could allow an attacker to influence an industrial system.
An analysis of FBI Director Christopher Wray's comments about how encryption poses complications for law enforcement officials leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: The former CISO of the state of Michigan sizes up cybersecurity forecasts.
Every organisation wants to avoid the loss of millions of dollars that can result from a major security breach not to mention the potential loss in reputation and market share. However, many companies still place their primary security focus on analyzing an incident after it has been detected and after it has caused...
This eBook provides an overview of UEM, why it's necessary, how it addresses complex problems encountered in the modern enterprise, and where IT can turn for help. It gives you the information you need to move forward with a management solution that gives the business owner, IT manager, CIO, CISO, or other responsible...
In an ever-evolving mobile world, organizations are actively struggling to maintain security while keeping their workers productive each day. Leveraging mobile data to add business value also can be a tall order.
Given the importance of mobile computing in keeping businesses competitive, it's more important than...
Organisations today must assume that their environments have been compromised by a security breach. And if they haven't been compromised yet, they will be.
Endpoints are the most vulnerable and most-used point of entry into an organization's valuable assets. But endpoints have proliferated, from cloudbased or...
It seems like every vendor in the data security industry makes predictions this time of year. Which ones should you pay attention to? All of them, says Dan Lohrmann, who formerly served as CISO of the state of Michigan.
Following the alert over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office is warning that failures to patch today could be punished with fines under GDPR once enforcement of the data protection law begins later this year.
Security vendor products are held to a higher standard of security. They must help their customers solve complex security problems, as well as have the most stringent security measures in place throughout the software development lifecycle. To meet those standards, many security vendors are turning to more innovative...