Venture capitalists invested $5.3 billion in cybersecurity companies in 2018, about 20 percent more than in 2017 and twice as much as 2016, according to research from Strategic Cyber Ventures. What's ahead for 2019 and beyond?
Several health data breaches involving phishing attacks - including one that potentially exposed data on more than 100,000 individuals - have been added to the federal health data breach tally this month. Why do these breaches keep happening, and what more can be done to prevent them?
Radio controllers used in the construction, mining and shipping industries are vulnerable to hackers, Trend Micro says in a new report. To address the issue, researchers say, manufacturers need to move away from proprietary communication protocols and embrace secure standards, such as Bluetooth Low Energy.
The organization that manages IT for Singapore's public healthcare sector says it has terminated, demoted or financially penalized several employees for their roles in the handling of a 2017 cyberattack on SingHealth, the nation's largest healthcare group. What do U.S. security experts think of these measures?
Implementation of software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions can be a complex process, with multiple factors affecting the overall performance of the device.
NSS research indicates that SD-WANs are typically deployed with the vendor's pre-defined or recommended (i.e., "out-of-the-box") settings. The tested...
Insecure implementations of Remote Desktop Protocol have exposed organizations to serious risks of cyber attacks. Ransomware like SamSam and cryptominers like CrySis exploit insecure configurations, resulting in large and well-publicized breaches like the one that occurred at LabCorp. Because of the nature of Remote...
A variety of security weaknesses contributed to a massive 2017 health data security breach in Singapore, according to a new report. What can healthcare organizations around the world learn from the report's security recommendations?
On Wednesday, just days after a new "cybersecurity" law took effect, Vietnam alleged that Facebook has violated the law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform. The so-called cybersecurity law actually speaks little about IT security measures.
Police in Germany say a 20-year-old student has confessed to stealing and leaking personal details from 1,000 German politicians, celebrities and journalists, allegedly after bragging about the crime. More advanced attackers rarely make so much noise.
Despite increased use of two-factor authentication, single sign-on, and biometrics, passwords are still the most common form of authentication. However, when a significant percentage of breaches are caused by weak, stolen, or reused passwords, it's clear passwords pose significant risks that can't be...
Despite increased use of two-factor authentication and biometrics, passwords are still the most common form of authentication. However, when most breaches are caused by weak, stolen, or reused passwords, it's clear passwords pose significant risks that can't be ignored.
From potential security breaches to increased...
The recent Black Hat Europe conference in London touched on topics ranging from combating "deep fake" videos and information security career challenges to hands-on lock-picking tutorials and the dearth of research proposals centered on deception technology.
The Marriott mega-breach is calling attention to whether organizations are storing too much data and whether they're adequately protecting it with the proper encryption steps. Experts offer insights on making the right moves.