Travis CI, a Berlin-based continuous integration testing vendor, has patched a serious flaw that exposed signing keys, API keys and access credentials, potentially putting thousands of organizations at risk. Those using Travis CI should change their secrets immediately.
"There are so many basics we need to get right," says Daniel Dresner, professor of cyber security at Manchester University. In this interview, he discusses the cybersecurity practices that he recommends to make the task of securing small- to medium-sized enterprises less overwhelming.
The pandemic has created the need for rapid digital transformation and the growing trend of working from home is pushing businesses to adopt "zero trust" and implement it within their own organizations, says Bobbet Castillo, chief technology officer and information security officer at Petnet.
In the 20 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaida terrorist attacks on targets in the U.S., the need to shore up critical infrastructure and build resilience into systems remains a priority. But over the past two decades, concerns about physical threats have been displaced by cyber concerns.
The White House is preparing executive branch agencies to adopt "zero trust" network architectures by 2024, with CISA and the OMB overseeing the creation of technology road maps that departments must follow. This is a major component of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.
At least 10 U.S. government agencies are planning to increase the use of facial recognition technologies by 2023, according to a GAO report. The growing utilization comes as facial recognition technology raises privacy concerns.
Many healthcare organizations that are up for renewals of cyber insurance policies are seeing big increases in premiums and a long list of new security requirements from their carriers, says Mac McMillan, who recently returned as CEO of the consultancy CynergisTek.
At least 38 million records have been leaked by hundreds of online portals that were unwittingly misconfigured by organizations using Power Apps, a Microsoft service to quickly spin up web apps. Microsoft has now changed default settings for Power Apps to prevent inadvertent data exposures.
Healthcare organizations need to take several critical steps to help mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks, including implementing EDR software and regularly testing the integrity of their backups, says Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health.
With more than 61% of breaches attributed to stolen passwords, a password manager can go a long way in helping enterprises enhance security, say Chandan Pani, CISO at Mindtree, and Lloyd Evans, identity lead, JAPAC, at LogMeIn.
The rise of ransomware as a criminal moneymaking powerhouse parallels the services offered by initial access brokers, who continue to offer affordable access to victims' networks - often via brute-forced remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials - to help attackers hit more targets in search of larger profits.
The threat of ransomware and other credential theft attacks has only grown over the last year. According to the Verizon Data Breach Incident Report, credential theft accounted for 89% of web application breaches, and phishing attacks increased by 44% across 2020. The recent attack against the Colonial Pipeline company...
In the world of higher education, the volume of overlapping,
fluid identities and data that colleges and universities have to
manage and protect makes identity and access management
(IAM) a constant burden. It also makes automation a clear
priority for higher education IAM. So why aren’t institutions of
More than ever before, there’s a much larger reliance on conducting our business and personal lives digitally. Consumers and businesses embracing digital-only services, product delivery and work has resulted in increased fraud and identity theft.
As bad actors continue to expose weaknesses in new digital...