The lack of skilled personnel is hampering incident response, but automation can help, says Mike Fowler of DFLabs. Providing responders with "playbooks" for step-by-step incident response processes, for example, is essential, he contends.
A commentary on the need for developers to be more deliberate in securing IT products leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security. Also featured: A report on Congress tackling voting machine security.
Beleaguered ride-sharing service Uber has informed Britain's privacy regulator that 2.7 million U.K. riders and drivers had personal details exposed by the massive 2016 data breach that it covered up for a year.
Apple's latest desktop operating system, High Sierra, has a massive vulnerability that allows anyone to create, without a password, a "root" account that has access to all files on the computer. It's the third authentication-related fumble found in High Sierra since its general release in September.
Canadian citizen Karim Baratov has pleaded guilty to targeting more than 11,000 webmail accountholders to steal their passwords, including targeting 80 Gmail accounts at the request of an alleged Russian intelligence agent tied to a 2014 hack attack against Yahoo that exposed 500 million accounts.
Looking for a way to benchmark your cybersecurity organization against those of your peers? Intel Health and Life Sciences and its partners offer a Healthcare Security Readiness program that provides a benchmarking opportunity, David Houlding explains.
As data protection breaches have become daily headline news and everyone becomes increasingly sensitive about privacy, the regulatory regime is getting tougher. Data protection laws in Europe are more important than ever before - especially as the enforcement deadline of the EU GDPR looms.
RBI's recent move to mandate that all banks must use Aadhaar as the primary form of authentication for anyone accessing their bank account is stirring a debate about the long-term role of the authentication mechanism and associated data security issues.
The U.S. government has charged three employees of Chinese cybersecurity firm Boysec with stealing valuable intellectual property from Siemens, Moody's Analytics and Trimble. Security researchers say Boysec has been operating since 2007 and is also known as APT 3 and Gothic Panda.
An assessment of how campaigns can safeguard their IT assets on the eve of the 2018 U.S. congressional elections leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, an update on how years-ago hacks are finally gaining attention.
Commander Mukesh Saini, IT security head at Essel Group, an Indian conglomerate, explains why it's so important for all organizations to designate at least one "digital evidence first responder" to help preserve evidence in fraud and breach incidents that could be used in court.