Blockchain technology has been floated as a solution to enable remote, electronic voting. But MIT researchers say today's paper-based systems, while imperfect, are still the most reliable way to prove to voters that their selections have been accurately cast and tallied.
IoT devices are like sausages: They're full of components of varying quality, and it's invariably disturbing to think about their origins. New guidance helps address how to reduce the risk of potentially vulnerable components in connected devices.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have not garnered much attention this year. But analysts say such attacks could surge, and they have the potential to be just as damaging as ransomware and other types of cyberthreats.
Ticketmaster UK has been fined $1.7 million by Britain's privacy watchdog for its "serious failure" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Its failure to properly secure chatbot software led to attackers stealing at least 9.4 million payment card details.
A House of Representatives staff report concludes that existing technology and infrastructure could be used to allow lawmakers to securely cast their votes remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But some Republicans question whether remote voting is, indeed, feasible.
A German appeals court has slashed by 90% the $11 million General Data Protection Regulation fine levied last year against 1&1 Telecom by the nation's federal privacy watchdog over call center data protection shortcomings. Experts say the case is a reminder that all GDPR fines can be appealed.
Three state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups - one Russian, two North Korean - have been targeting companies across the globe involved with COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development, Microsoft says.
"Better, cheaper, faster." These are the results that banking institutions can receive by shifting security to the cloud, says David Vergara of OneSpan. At a time when multi-channel fraud is surging and the customer experience is paramount, cloud needs serious consideration, he says.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
Two senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials have been forced to resign, and a senior cybersecurity official fears he will be fired by the Trump administration, according to news reports. The moves have raised questions over U.S. stability during the transition period to President-elect Joe Biden.
The Muhstik botnet, which has been operating for at least two years, has recently started targeting vulnerabilities in the Oracle WebLogic application server and the Drupal content management system as a way to expand its cryptocurrency mining capabilities, according to security firm Lacework.
Darkside is the latest ransomware operation to announce an affiliate program in which a ransomware operator maintains crypto-locking malware and a ransom payment infrastructure while crowdsourced and vetted affiliates find and infect targets. When a victim pays, the operator and affiliate share the loot.
Louis Marinos of the European Cybersecurity Agency offers an analysis of the agency's new Threat Landscape 2020 report, which shows how cybercriminals have been advancing their capabilities, adapting quickly and targeting victims.
Cybersecurity is poised to become a higher White House priority when President-elect Joe Biden takes office. And he's expected to renew key international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks.