If operational technology systems need to get connected to IT systems, it's essential to have tight controls on the network, says Lam Kwok Yan, professor of computer science and engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Adequately tracking the nonstop arrival and departure of officials in the Trump White House might require real-time, multidimensional flowcharts. But one thing is clear: The White House is facing a looming cybersecurity knowledge and expertise deficit, and that deficit may soon get worse.
Security alert: Microsoft has issued updates to fix 67 unique flaws in its products. One vulnerability in Windows VBScript engine is already being actively exploited in the wild via malicious Word documents and could also be employed for attacks via websites and malvertising, Microsoft warns.
Critical infrastructure, including electricity grids and telecommunications networks, is under attack. Optiv's Brian Wrozek discusses the challenges CISOs face in dealing with increasingly connected industrial devices.
Spectre and Meltdown: It's déjà vu all over again as Intel is reportedly prepping a coordinated vulnerability disclosure announcement for eight new speculative execution flaws. One of the new flaws is apparently worse than any of the three Spectre/Meltdown variants that came to light in January.
Some security practitioners are lauding government's efforts to leverage blockchain for its various projects. In the latest move, the government's cybersecurity chief ordered the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur to develop a new blockchain architecture that can be used for e-governance.
Payments are getting faster, and so is payments fraud. A robust fraud management strategy focusing on strong authentication, customer education and scalable responses can be instrumental in minimizing payment fraud risk.
Equifax says it continues to field queries from U.S. lawmakers about the full extent of its massive 2017 data breach, which occurred after an attacker exploited its unpatched Apache Struts web application. Research finds that many more organizations are using unpatched Struts applications.
A remote code execution vulnerability revealed in late March in the Drupal content management system is now being used on a large scale for mining the virtual currency monero, a researcher says. At least 400 websites have been infected, and the total number is likely far higher, security experts warn.