In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the emergence of new and rebranded ransomware groups practicing double extortion and supply chain security challenges in the oil and gas industry.
Ireland's privacy law enforcer, the Data Protection Commission, has hit WhatsApp with a 225 million euro ($266 million) fine, finding that it violated the EU's General Data Protection Regulation in part by not telling users how it was sharing their data with parent company Facebook.
While there is currently a lack of specific cyberthreats, Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger urges organizations, especially those in critical infrastructure, to take precautions over the Labor Day weekend, as threat groups have taken advantage of previous holidays to conduct attacks.
The Federal Trade Commission has, for the first time ever, banned a company and its CEO from the surveillance business in the U.S. Stalkerware service provider company SpyFone and its CEO, Scott Zuckerman, were banned for allegedly harvesting and sharing data through a hidden backdoor.
Several companies that use the OpenSSL cryptography library toolkit are reportedly scrambling and releasing security advisories to their users following patching of two vulnerabilities that were first fixed and disclosed to users on Aug. 24.
As the last U.S. military flight lifted off Tuesday evening from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, what's been left behind reportedly includes a vast trove of biometric data that could be used to identify - including for interrogation or execution - individuals who assisted the occupying NATO forces.
The threat landscape has grown, and the airlines industry in particular has been challenged. As a result, Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Airlines, sees his role differently: It's beyond security and about more than just the business. Where is the role going, and how does one grow with it?
Business email compromise attacks, which balance low-tech tactics with the potential for big profits, remain popular. Attackers continue to refine their tactics, including subverting legitimate redirect services as well as recruiting English-speaking business partners and cryptocurrency tumbler operators.
Researchers have released details of a serious vulnerability in Microsoft's Exchange email server, nicknamed "ProxyToken." The bug, which was patched by Microsoft in April, could be exploited to copy emails from Exchange inboxes.
Darrell Bateman, the CISO of City Bank Texas, explains why governance and compliance issues are critical for security leaders in the banking industry and how success can help cement a CISO's relations with the board of directors.
The impact of Hurricane Ida, including huge power outages, points to the importance of healthcare organizations and others having comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place for natural disasters as well as cyber incidents.
The White House is ordering U.S. agencies to improve their logging capabilities to better track when attackers target their networks and data. The initiative addresses security issues outlined in President Biden's recent cybersecurity executive order.
The cybersecurity firm IronNet, founded and led by retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander, has gone public without an IPO by merging with LGL Systems Acquisitions Corp., a "blank check" shell company formed to handle such mergers. Meanwhile, Checkpoint has announced plans to acquire the email security firm Avanan.
Given that budgets and time are finite, how can organizations best identify if their information security strategy is well balanced and appropriate? Nandhini Duraisamy, chief operating officer of Quadron Cybersecurity Services, shares best practices.
Although research firm Gartner forecasts that spending on cybersecurity will surpass $150 billion in 2021, "the proportion of investment going to companies raising investment for the first time is significantly down," says Saj Huq, director of cyber innovation at Plexal, a center for innovation in the U.K.