The cybersecurity agencies of five countries have issued a joint advisory warning that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in the Accellion File Transfer Appliance to steal data and execute ransomware. Australia's Transport for New South Wales and Canada's Bombardier are the latest victims to be revealed.
High-speed identity screening can play a critical role in cracking down on fraud tied to COVID-19 economic relief efforts without impeding legitimate access to funds, says Dr. Gary Shiffman, CEO of Giant Oak, which offers artificial intelligence technology.
Security professionals have been thrust to the forefront of return-to-work planning as the crisis continues to create a complex set of security and safety challenges. Preparing to return to the physical workplace means adapting to new requirements, implementing new procedures and leveraging technology to alleviate...
The Zero Trust Security approach ensures the right people have the right level of access, to the right resources, in the right context, and that access is assessed continuously - all without adding friction for the user. The adoption of mobile and cloud means that we can no longer have a network perimeter-centric view...
At its core, Zero Trust aspires to eliminate persistent trust, and enforce continuous authentication, least privilege, and microsegmentation. This approach reduces the attack surface and minimizes the threat windows during which attackers can inflict damage, helping to protect against simple malware attacks to...
The CEOs of SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike rolled out a series of cybersecurity recommendations to a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday while detailing how foreign actors gained access into their firms' systems as a result of the SolarWinds supply chain attack.
The Python Software Foundation is issuing updates for Python 3.9.2 and 3.8.8 to address critical security vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution vulnerability that can be exploited to shut down systems.
The U.S. Marine Corps looks to expand its insider threat program and seeks proposals to include activity monitoring technology on its enterprise and classified networks. The goal is to give the Marines greater ability to monitor network traffic and stop insiders from exposing data.
The Good Health Pass Collaborative is developing a road map for digital health passes that international travelers could use to prove they have been tested for COVID-19. Dakota Gruener, executive director of ID2020, which launched the project, describes the effort, including privacy-protection measures.
Software company Accellion has released preliminary findings around the security incident that stung customers using its 20-year-old File Transfer Appliance. The attackers swiftly stole data from compromised systems, and some of those organizations have subsequently been extorted.
As organizations adopt more cloud infrastructure across AWS, GCP and Microsoft Azure to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation, there is a harsh realization that traditional approaches to security and operations simply can’t keep up. In a world where dynamic resources continuously spin up and down, and may only...
A company's Wi-Fi network is an ever-present target for attackers, and the range of risks, particularly in an era of pervasive IoT, continues to grow. Tracie Thompson of HackHunter says rogue access can be difficult to locate and remove.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the impact of a hacking campaign linked to Russia’s Sandworm that targeted companies using Centreon IT monitoring software. Also featured: a discussion of CIAM trends; a critique of Bloomberg's update on alleged Supermicro supply chain hack.
In an update on the investigation into the SolarWinds supply chain attack, Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger said the Biden administration is preparing "executive action" to address security shortcomings that have come to light.