What really makes a “strong” password? And why are you and your end-users continually tortured by them? How do hackers crack your passwords with ease? And what can/should you do to improve your organization’s authentication methods?
Password complexity, length, and rotation requirements are the bane of IT...
The prospect of attackers using voice impersonation, deepfake technologies and misinformation against healthcare sector entities is a serious threat that entities need to be closely monitoring, says Dave Summit, vice president of cybersecurity at Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute.
The 2019 seizure by U.S. law enforcement of online criminal marketplace xDedic is paying dividends for lawyers unrolling prosecutions of accused fraudsters who allegedly obtained compromised credentials from the site. The FBI and IRS estimate that xDedic facilitated more than $68 million in fraud.
Cyberattacks have become so common and so costly that it may feel like the criminals behind them will never be caught. But in recent months, we’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of arrests made—with higher penalties than ever before.
Brian Krebs has reported on some of these arrests over the past few...
Medical providers are facing growing data security and privacy threats from their trusted partners - a wide array of business associates from medical records software firms to debt collection agencies. Learn why breaches are up 102% and what providers can do to defend against them.
From the invasion of Ukraine to the conviction of a former Uber CISO and the Musk takeover of Twitter, it's been a watershed year for cybersecurity concerns. Veteran CISO David Pollino reflects on 2022 and looks ahead to the challenges - and opportunities - that await in 2023.
Thousands of Rackspace customers continue to face hosted Microsoft Exchange Server outages after the managed services giant took the offering offline after being affected by an unspecified security incident Thursday. Rackspace urges affected customers to at least temporarily move to Microsoft 365.
With the surge in ransomware and other major hacking incidents affecting third-party suppliers, it is more critical than ever for healthcare sector entities to diligently scrutinize threats and risks involving their vendors, says Denise Anderson, president and CEO of the Health-ISAC.
Web3 companies are under attack by cybercriminals all year. After a compromise occurs, how should organizations respond? In Part 2 of this interview, Martin Derka of Web3 security firm Quantstamp discusses short-term and long-term mitigation steps and how to defend against cryptocurrency theft.
Based on known ransomware attacks against the healthcare sector, here's good news: The volume of attacks seems to have declined, says Allan Liska, a principal intelligence analyst at Recorded Future. Unfortunately, most such attacks not only trigger downtime but include the theft of patient data.
Ransomware-wielding attackers have myriad tactics for extorting victims, including demanding a stand-alone ransom for a promise to delete stolen data. But Coveware's Bill Siegel urges victims to never pay for such promises, in part because they rarely - if ever - get honored.
Cybersecurity risk is evolving in novel ways, with growing potential to cause significant
economic disruption and financial losses as attackers become more sophisticated and
businesses become more interconnected. Recent analysis from Moody’s highlights the risk: $22
trillion in global rated debt has “High” or...
Threat actors are targeting Web3 and making off with billions in stolen cryptocurrency. How do they find vulnerabilities and plan and execute attacks? How can you defend against such attacks? Martin Derka of Web3 security firm Quantstamp shares insights by walking a mile in a hacker’s shoes.
A multitude of state privacy laws taking effect in 2023 has forced organizations to revamp their compliance programs to incorporate the disparate requirements, says Lisa Sotto. Companies across every industry face a threat environment that's more active and malicious than ever before.
The operators behind the banking Trojan SharkBot are targeting Google Play users to spread its malware masquerading as Android file manager apps that already have tens of thousands of installations, according to researchers from Bitdefender.