Loving your pet and creating tough-to-crack passwords should remain two distinctly separate activities. Unfortunately, Britain's National Cyber Security Center reports that more than 1 in 6 Brits admit to using the name of a pet as their password. And the problem is global.
The federal government should provide more funding to state and local agencies for IT projects that could enhance cybersecurity and help mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks, says Christopher Krebs, the former director of CISA.
Less than a year ago, Ariel Weintraub was dabbling in data science as head of security operations and engineering at MassMutual, working under CISO Jim Routh. Now she’s replaced Routh as the new head of enterprise cybersecurity - and she welcomes the challenge.
When a breached organization such as Ubiquiti says it is "not currently aware of evidence" that attackers stole customer data, it too often means: "We don't know, because we failed to have in place the robust logging and monitoring capabilities that might have provided us all with real answers."
Anyone wanting to invent a system designed to stoke widespread abuse by fraudsters would be hard-pressed to best the non-fungible token. Because they get bought and sold using cryptocurrency, it's only a question of when scammers will turn their attention to defrauding NFT aficionados.
Customers of Indian payments platform MobiKwik appear to have gotten a lucky break: A listing for 8.2TB of stolen data pertaining to 99 million customers was withdrawn by a cybercrime forum seller, supposedly because of the public risk posed. MobiKwik continues to deny that it was breached. Who's to be believed?
Security practitioners often tread a fine and not entirely well-defined legal line in collecting current and meaningful research. This research can also pose ethical questions when commercial sources for stolen data fall into a gray area.
The zero-day attacks against Accellion's File Transfer Appliance show that a number of big-name firms continued to use the legacy technology - even though more secure, cloud-based options were available. Evidently, many CISOs didn't see a compelling reason to move on. Of course, now they do.
What happens when an e-commerce retailer sends customers a data breach notification email with a subject line that reads "strictly private and confidential"? "Clearly trying to make people stay quiet," responded one unamused Fat Face customer. Others report being none the wiser as to what risks they now face.
Unemployment fraud incidents have spiked in the past year, and high-salaried senior executives are often the fraudsters’ victims. Dr. Christopher Pierson of BlackCloak describes how these scams are pulled off, what impact they have and how the CISO can bolster defenses.
He started his cybersecurity career as a pen tester. As a result, Gong CISO Jack Leidecker retains an affinity for the tech community and emerging tools. He shares insight on this passion and his drive to ensure security’s role in business enablement.
It has been an open question as to how a half-dozen hacking groups began exploiting Exchange servers in an automated fashion in the days leading up to Microsoft's patches. But there are strong signs that the exploit code leaked, and the question now is: Who leaked it?
As head of information security at FirstPort property management services in the U.K., Sawan Joshi puts a heavy emphasis on ongoing education – for himself, as well as for his cybersecurity team. He discusses how this dedication makes him a better leader.