An Australian company that issues identity cards for access to airports has been notifying applicants and cardholders that their personal information may have been compromised, according to a news report. Australian federal police are investigating.
An ongoing security operations center challenge is trying to get the right data to the right person at the right time. The problem is compounded by there being "too much data and not finding the right people to deal with the data," says Mischa Peters of IntSights. What can help?
To better counter threats carried by content - email, attachments, files - Deep Secure's Simon Wiseman says organizations should investigate content threat removal, which involves extracting required data from content and discarding the rest.
Implementing a next-generation cybersecurity operations center, or CSOC, enables CISOs to take a modular approach to improving risk mitigation, says M. Srinivas Rao, co-founder and CEO at Aujas Networks, a global IT risk management company.
Attackers have stolen $23.5 million in cryptocurrency from Bancor, which is developing a decentralized exchange. The cause of the hack may have been a failure by Bancor to protect authentication keys that allowed for changes in its token smart contracts.
With the increase in vulnerabilities in operational technology infrastructure, it's important to deploy unidirectional hardware gateways to restrict entry into OT networks, says Ajit Jha of L&T Technology Services.
Support for building in privacy and security by design is growing as a result of the explosion of such new technologies as such artificial intelligence, IoT and various digital devices, says Latha Reddy, co-chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.
Deploying deception technology as an additional layer of defense at the initial stage of planning and budgeting will help organizations have better visibility into networks to detect threats, says Prakash Padariya, CISO-Technology Center, GE.
If 2017 was the year of ransomware innovation, 2018 is well on its way to being known as the year of cryptocurrency mining malware. Numerous studies have found that the most seen malware attacks today are designed for cryptojacking. But while ransomware campaigns may be down, they're far from out.
While there is little doubt about the potential use cases of blockchain technology in the information security space, many security practitioners have yet to fully understand its practical applicability in the right areas.