Security practitioners around the world are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by remote workers heavily relying on virtual private networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a look at steps to take to help enhance security.
Checkmarx, an Israeli security company that has made its mark in DevOps and application security testing, soon will have a new owner. Private equity firm Insight Partners is selling the company to another private equity firm, Hellman & Friedman, in a $1.15 billion deal.
Microsoft has released an "out of band" security update to fix a flaw in SMBv3 that was accidentally disclosed publicly before a full fix had been prepared. Security experts warn that the flaw could be exploited to crash vulnerable systems and potentially execute arbitrary code.
Nation-state attacks. SOC automation. Zero trust. Protection of critical infrastructure. These were some of the key themes that discussed at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in Delhi.
RSA 2020 touched on a number of topics, including the security of elections and supply chains, plus AI, zero trust and frameworks, among many others. But from sessions on cryptography, to this year's lower attendance, to the antibacterial dispensers dotted around venues, concerns over COVID-19 also dominated.
Just as consumers can look at a box of Twinkies and read a list of ingredients, so too should software makers provide users with a "bill of materials" explaining their composition, says Allan Friedman, director of cybersecurity initiatives at the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Implementing the concept of "privacy design" requires a series of critical steps, says Heikki Tolvanen, chief legal engineer at PrivacyAnt, a Finland-based privacy consulting firm, who offers insights on mistakes to avoid.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the indictments of four Chinese military officers in connection with the 2017 Equifax data breach. Also featured: Advice on implementing NIST's new privacy framework; lessons learned in a breach disclosure.
Israel's voter registration database - comprising close to 6.5 million people - was exposed to the internet because of an elementary coding flaw in an election application. It's unclear how long the exposure lasted or if bad actors accessed the data.
Cloud access security brokers are playing a growing role in improving visibility as more organizations rely heavily on cloud applications and more staffers gain access to them, says Sean Duca, vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia Pacific and Japan at Palo Alto Networks.