Following the hacking of a Florida water treatment plant, CISA is warning the operators of other plants to be on the lookout for hackers who exploit remote access software and outdated operating systems - and to take risk mitigation steps. The advice applies to other organizations as well, some security experts say.
The ongoing lockdown may be complicating the path of Cupid's arrows. But as another Valentine's Day rolls around, authorities are warning that romance scammers - and other types of fraudsters - are alive and well and have been increasingly preying on unsuspecting victims around the world.
Securing the remote workforce has become a critical priority for organizations affected by the closing of offices and workplaces in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Read this Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the state of securing the new workforce, key challenges and unique security threats faced...
As the investigation into the hacking of a water treatment facility in Florida continues, cybersecurity experts say the incident points to the urgent need to enhance operational technology security. Here are five key questions the incident raises.
It's one thing to plan for a remote workforce. Quite another when you suddenly have to deploy and support it - at 100%. Martin Mazor of Entertainment Partners discusses the vital role of identity in his enterprise's unique business.
The number of data breaches being reported in the U.S. and elsewhere each year continues to decline. But security experts say this unfortunately can be explained by criminals increasingly focusing on lucrative ransomware and business email compromise scams, which require scant data to be successful.
Today's networks are transforming digitally before our eyes. Organizations across the globe are either cloud-first or cloud-next, and are moving their workforce, workplace, and workloads to cloud service applications and infrastructure.
Good news on the cybercrime front: "Cryptocurrency-related crime fell significantly in 2020," compared to 2019, reports blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. Unfortunately, in the same timeframe, ransomware profits surged 311%, stoking calls for a crackdown on ransom payments.
As the U.S. marks its first anniversary of fighting COVID-19, pandemic expert Regina Phelps says the next several, critical weeks come down to two vital words: vaccines and variants. "Those are going to determine our destiny for the long and foreseeable future," she says.
Today’s hybrid workforce of both remote and in-office employees is the new normal as the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic. IT security teams are struggling to support this new global digital workforce that needs reliable, secure, and fast access to the Internet. Cyberattackers are also taking advantage of this...
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hackers are increasingly targeting cloud services by waging phishing schemes and brute-force attacks. CISA recommends a number of defenses, including regularly reviewing Active Directory sign-in logs and enforcing multifactor authentication.
The "remote workforce" of 2020 is gone. Now we're talking about the new, permanent "branch office" - and it comes with its own unique set of cybersecurity concerns, says Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs. He discusses new social engineering trends and how to respond.
Cybersecurity has long been a
challenge across industries. Now that
most organizations are firmly in the age
of digital transformation, protecting
against threats is increasingly complex
but also crucial to shield against
financial and reputational damage.
With hybrid infrastructures accommodating
Ransomware gangs entered 2020 with a full and dangerous set of weapons at their disposal and then rolled out additional tools such as extortion and new distribution methods, a trend that is expected to continue into 2021.