A former Hewlett Packard Enterprise worker has pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging an Oregon Medicaid system and causing it to fail a few days after he was laid off by the vendor. What can others learn from this insider incident?
The 2019 Insider Data Breach survey gathered responses from 252 U.S. and 253 U.K.-based IT leaders (CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and IT Directors) and 2004 U.S. and 2003 U.K.-based employees to assess the root causes of these employee-driven data breaches, as well as the frequency and impact of such instances.
Unix and Linux build the foundation for most business-critical systems. Thus, they present target-rich environments for cyber-attackers. Privileged Access Management (PAM) helps to mitigate such risks. To succeed, security teams must follow an integrated approach, covering both privilege elevation and centralized...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's hacker roots and nontraditional approach to journalism may prove damaging following his arrest on Thursday. He's been charged with one count of conspiracy, but U.S. prosecutors still have time to file more serous charges pending his extradition from the U.K.
A common complaint among threat intelligence analysts is the near impossibility of searching global
threat intelligence feeds to find the specific threat and vulnerability information that matters to their
The underlying problem here is the lack of visibility across all internal files and objects....
Given the unsustainability of the status quo, it's a question worth considering.
Technology constantly advances. Businesses now leverage the cloud, mobility, AI, IoT, and blockchain
in ways that were once unthinkable. So no one can credibly claim that the same technologies they used
to empower their business a few...
A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence agent was indicted for disclosing classified information and helping Iran compromise the computers of other U.S. intelligence agents. The case marks another damaging leak for the American government.
In 2018, the Identity Theft Resource Center counted 1,244 U.S. data breaches - involving the likes of Facebook, Marriott and Exactis - that exposed 447 million sensitive records, such as Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and payment card data.
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...
Corporate espionage. The internet of threats. Today's risks are nothing short of scary. And with new challenges popping up nearly every day, infosec professionals are under even greater pressure to identify their own vulnerabilities, before hackers do it for them.
So what can you do to keep your organization...
As a general rule, negligent incidents are far more common than malicious ones. Negligent insiders are employees that unintentionally jeopardize security, often through well-intentioned ignorance, laziness, or simple human error.
While many security teams make the mistake of focusing exclusively on would-be malicious...
A failure to patch systems and slipups that lead to insider threats are two major causes of breaches in the healthcare sector that need to be urgently addressed, says Anahi Santiago of Christiana Care Health System.
Organizations in all sectors struggle with mitigating the insider threat, but it's an acute concern in healthcare, where patients' lives are at stake. Pete Nourse of Veriato outlines specific threats to this sector.