Xenotime, the group suspected of launching the Trisis malware attack in Saudi Arabia during 2017, has over the past few months shifted its focus beyond the oil and gas industry to target electrical plants and utilities, security firm Dragos reports.
Data in non-production environments represents a significant percentage of total enterprise data volume. Non-production environments also carry more risk than production environments because there are more direct users, says Ilker Taskaya of Delphix, who discusses how organizations can reduce that risk.
Data breaches, incident response and complying with the burgeoning number of regulations that have an information security impact were among the top themes at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are 10 of the top takeaways from the conference's keynote sessions.
A British judge has determined that an extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't be held until next February. The U.S. is asking for the extradition so Assange can face espionage charges.
Tens of thousands of minors on Instagram expose their email addresses and phone numbers, which child-safety and privacy experts say is worrisome. The kids have turned their profiles from personal ones to business ones, which Instagram mandates must have contact details. But is that appropriate for a child?
Digital transformation impacts the way that organizations deal with cybersecurity risk, says Tim Wilkinson of Avast Business, who provides advice on how to place security at the center of the transformation.
Carelessness, a lack of security awareness, unclear data ownership and poor toolsets are root causes of insider breaches, says Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress, which recently surveyed CISOs and employees to trace the cause of insider breaches resulting from both intentional and unintentional loss.
Numerous industries, including financial services, rely on transaction-based controls to help spot and block fraud. But increasingly, organizations are also using session-based fraud detection and prevention as an "early warning" alert system, says Kaspersky's Tim Ayling.
When it comes to drivers for implementing and maintaining privileged access management programs, Wallix's Grant Burst says that demonstrating compliance and safety remain top priorities. Another driver, he says, is the sheer interconnectedness of devices - driven by the rise of IoT.
Crowdsourced bug bounty programs help organizations identify severe vulnerabilities in their apps and infrastructure. But that gamification model has been evolving to supply not only penetration testing but also deep dives by single researchers, says Bugcrowd CSO David Baker.
A top cybersecurity imperative for organizations is to "take proactive mitigation before an event even occurs" by tracking attack trends and mitigating against emerging types of attacks, says Akamai's Jay Coley.
A Google security researcher has disclosed what he calls an unpatched bug in the main cryptographic library used in newer versions of the Windows operating system that he claims could affect an entire fleet of Windows-based devices.