The shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the United States includes a scarcity of expertise in medical device security, says Bill Aerts, senior fellow and managing director of the University of Minnesota's recently launched Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity.
Microsoft says vulnerabilities in outdated web servers are likely responsible for a cyberattack last month against Indian energy giant Tata Power. Attackers targeted Boa servers, which were discontinued in 2005, to potentially compromise Tata and other critical infrastructure organizations around the world.
Broadcom's acquisition of VMware faces challenges from European regulatory authorities over potential competitive advantages. The $61 billion deal announced in May still needs clearance from the EU and also faces scrutiny by U.K. authorities before it can be finalized.
Some organizations struggle with deciding whether to add an XDR framework to the existing threat detection and response layer, but a good analysis engine can simplify the process of processing data from multiple sources, according to SentinelOne's Vats Srivatsan and Diwakar Dayal.
Much groundwork needs to be laid to launch 5G services. The government and telecom groups must work with an ecosystem of partners from academia, research and development, standards bodies and telecom equipment and handset manufacturers, and all must tackle network and equipment security issues.
Federal officials released updated guidance for medical device cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware, as cyberattacks against the healthcare sector continue to surge. From mid-2020 through 2021, 82% of healthcare systems reported a cyber incident, 34% of which involved ransomware.
The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre is scanning the British internet for vulnerabilities. "We're not trying to find vulnerabilities in the U.K. for some other, nefarious purpose," says the center, a part of signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters.
Ordr has tapped Jim Hyman, a former COO and Zscaler's first non-engineering hire, to fill the CEO job. Hyman is tasked with deepening the connected device vendor's bond with security stalwarts like Cisco and CrowdStrike and moving beyond opportunistic partnerships in favor of a concerted strategy.
Federal regulators are urging healthcare sector entities to identify all instances of OpenSSL in their infrastructures and to test and deploy a patch issued to fix certain severe vulnerabilities in the software as soon as possible.
The OpenSSL Project downgraded the urgency of a patch issued Tuesday after determining that the vulnerability is unlikely to be exploited in common situations. "It appears to be there would be an almost zero quantity of servers at risk," said a Sophos cybersecurity executive.
Organizations expect the IT security landscape to be consistent - from builds and hardware to operating systems - but for product security, everything Honeywell makes is a snowflake with flexible, highly tailored design across many technologies, says Honeywell Product Security Chief James DeLuccia.
Forescout will get its fourth CEO since September 2020 as the IoT security firm lays off an unspecified numbers of employees. Wael Mohamed will exit day-to-day management after just 19 months in the top role in a tenure punctuated by the acquisitions of CyberMDX and Cysiv.
Artificial intelligence-driven technology purporting to recognize human emotional states "may not work yet, or indeed ever," said U.K. Deputy Information Commissioner Stephen Bonner. The office predicts greater commercial use of behavioral analysis in products over the next two to three years.
Too many medical device makers don't pay close attention to the fine details and features of their product designs to ensure they are safe and secure, says Naomi Schwartz, a former product reviewer at the Food and Drug Administration and current cybersecurity adviser at security firm MedCrypt.
Certificate heavyweight DigiCert has landed Zscaler second-in-command Amit Sinha as its new leader and tasked him with boosting trust around connected device and user authentication. DigiCert brought in Sinha following a 12-year stint at Zscaler, where he became company president and a board member.