Software integrations, open APIs, and data sharing between different businesses are a staple of the modern digital organization. Unfortunately, as organizations increase their digital footprint across numerous third-party and fourth-party relationships, their risk of downstream data breaches multiplies. These ripple...
63% of data breaches are caused by third-party, yet most organizations treat their vendors like internal employees when it comes to remote access. Because of this, the average organization spends endless hours and resources investigating incidents and pulling together reports, which only compounds the problem. Data...
Organizations should develop a comprehensive strategy for managing third-party security risks and avoid over-reliance on any one tool, such as vendor security risk assessment, monitoring or ratings services, says analyst Jie Zhang of Gartner.
Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is demanding that the U.S. Government Accountability Office review how the Department of Homeland Security shares personal data with contractors following several recent security incidents in which such information was exposed.
Agile environments benefit from development platforms and open-source software, but that also raises the risks of attacks seeded in those supply chains, says Chet Wisniewski of Sophos, who describes steps that organizations can take to mitigate the risks.
Certain types of attacks are straightforward and easy to understand. Email phishing tries to trick users into opening a link or entering their credentials. DDoS attacks flood websites with so much traffic that the real communications can't get through.
Other network attacks are more difficult to understand. The...
Bad actors are constantly looking for ways to hack into organizations. They hunt for vulnerabilities on websites, exposed data servers in the cloud, and systems that are connected directly to the Internet with little or no protection. Organizations need to understand their attack surface - all of the ways that their...
Robotic process automation aims to use machine learning to create bots that automate high-volume, repeatable tasks. But as organizations tap RPA, they must ensure they take steps to maintain data security, says Deloitte's Ashish Sharma.
Large or small, enterprises from all sectors are dealing with the same vulnerabilities in open source code. The difference: the scale of the problem. DJ Schleen of Sonatype discusses insights from the latest ISMG roundtable dinner.
What's the purpose of ISO 27701, the new privacy extension to the ISO 27001 information security management standard? Matthieu Grall, CISO and DPO at SodiFrance, a French IT services company, who participated in development of 27701, explains the standard and discusses "privacy by design" compliance issues.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes Twitter's repurposing of user phone numbers for targeted advertising. Plus: A discussion of 5G security issues and findings of the Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
ISMG and Rapid7 kicked off a roundtable dinner series in San Francisco, where Rapid7's Scott King says the conversation showcased the challenges security leaders face in engaging business leaders to discuss risk.