The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a deep dive into an analysis of the cybersecurity risks that publicly traded companies face. Plus: Was the band Radiohead hacked? And what's unusual about the proposed Premera Blue Cross breach lawsuit settlement?
An essential component of a vendor risk management program is to understand how an organization's risk posture changes when a new vendor is added - especially if they have subcontractors, says Jagdeep Singh, CISO at InstaRem, a Singapore-based fintech company.
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.
Digital transformation impacts the way that organizations deal with cybersecurity risk, says Tim Wilkinson of Avast Business, who provides advice on how to place security at the center of the transformation.
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.
Numerous industries, including financial services, rely on transaction-based controls to help spot and block fraud. But increasingly, organizations are also using session-based fraud detection and prevention as an "early warning" alert system, says Kaspersky's Tim Ayling.
When it comes to drivers for implementing and maintaining privileged access management programs, Wallix's Grant Burst says that demonstrating compliance and safety remain top priorities. Another driver, he says, is the sheer interconnectedness of devices - driven by the rise of IoT.
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.
A Google security researcher has disclosed what he calls an unpatched bug in the main cryptographic library used in newer versions of the Windows operating system that he claims could affect an entire fleet of Windows-based devices.
After a two-year absence, the FIN8 hacking group has returned with a new campaign targeting POS machines in the hotel industry with malware in an effort to steal credit card information and other data, according to new research.
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."