The annual Infosecurity Europe conference this year returned to London. Here are visual highlights from the event, which featured over 240 sessions and more than 400 exhibitors, 19,500 attendees and keynotes covering data breaches, darknets, new regulations and more.
Not all that crashes has been hacked. To wit, this past weekend there were multiple major outages, including much of Argentina and Uruguay going dark, as well as U.S. retailer Target's system problems leaving customers unable to pay for goods. But none of these outages were due to cyberattacks.
Regulators from government ministries, as well as law enforcement authorities, are considering a ban in India on the sale, purchase and issuance of all types of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, according to news reports.
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.
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.
The threat landscape continues to evolve, says Chester Wisniewski of Sophos. "The more professional, the more skilled criminals out there are moving, seemingly, away from this 'spray and pray' mass exploitation approach and getting more targeted. It's what I call a blended threat."
Hacking and extortion attempts against organizations have unfortunately become all too commonplace these days. On Tuesday, an unlikely victim went public: the British band Radiohead. But was the band really a hacking and extortion victim?
Online invitation site Evite has been hacked and information on an unspecified number of users stolen. In a data minimization fail, the breach apparently dates from earlier this year, but it's been tied to "an inactive data storage file associated with Evite user accounts" from before 2014.
Cybersecurity is a priority for the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As he completed his cabinet ministry appointments, he instructed the ministers to take up initiatives that can help build a cyber-resilient nation.