Video conferencing vendor Zoom has opted to make major changes to its Mac application after a security researcher found several weaknesses in it. The changes come after the researcher refused a bug bounty and instead went public after 90 days, putting pressure on Zoom.
Building a public/private partnership for cybersecurity is time consuming and resource-intensive, but such a model can play a key role in protecting critical infrastructure, says Ravikishor Mundada, CEO of the Center of Cybersecurity Excellence, Government of Karnataka.
Cyber adversaries are resilient and move quickly, so it'st critical that organizations share threat intelligence in an automated way, says Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike Services. But that sharing has been hampered by a lack of understanding of why it's important and how organizations can benefit, he says.
Critics say blockchain is a technology looking for a purpose, but Microsoft's David Houlding says organizations are using blockchain today to validate identities and to help prevent fraud. He shares use cases and emerging best practices.
Many types of cyberattacks are undetectable by conventional security technologies, which places applications at risk, says Franklyn Jones of Cequence Security, who shares his company's latest research on this topic.
Enterprises need to consider ethical guidelines when creating new types of artificial intelligence and machine learning, says Diana Kelley of Microsoft, who explains how companies can create responsible new technologies.
With attackers continuing to hammer weaknesses in software, organizations must prioritize application security more than ever, says Ian Ashworth of Synopsys. Thankfully, developers and middle management - bolstered by agile methodologies and DevOps - are increasingly leading the charge.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for the year 2019-20, laying emphasis on skills development around new technologies, expanding the scope of Aadhaar and giving impetus to start-ups through tax incentives.
Together with President Donald Trump and the EU Copyright Directive, the U.K's Internet Services Providers' Association has nominated Mozilla as one of its three nominees for "internet villain" of the year. Its purported crime has been to advance a more secure version of the domain name system.
A security researcher reports that Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport's website had a vulnerability that could have been exploited by hackers. The news comes as the Indian government promotes greater digitization, yet so many public sector sites appear to be riddled with exploitable flaws.
Last week, Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei offered the Indian government a "no backdoor" agreement. But the government urgently needs to set up test beds to check equipment imported not only from China but also other nations to ensure their security as the nation prepares for 5G.
Malicious actors are increasingly using social media platforms to spread malware to unsuspecting victims. In the latest incident, Facebook removed more than 30 pages from its platform after security analysts with Check Point Research found that a hacker had loaded them with malware.
Threat intelligence programs have evolved greatly over the past decade. But Mario Vuksan, CEO of ReversingLabs, says too many organizations are overlooking the value of local intelligence embedded in their own networks. Vuksan talks about maximizing TI resources.
The debate over whether the U.S. government should have the right to force weak crypto on Americans has returned. Here's what hasn't changed since the last time: mathematics and the choice between strong crypto protecting us or weak encryption - aka backdoors - imperiling us all.