Could the internet of things be made more secure? A draft law in Britain would impose stronger cybersecurity regulations for manufacturers, importers and distributors of smartphones, TVs, toys and other "connected" digital devices, backed by the threat of fines of up to $13 million for noncompliance.
The top cybercrime threats facing organizations in Europe and beyond include ransomware affiliate programs, more sophisticated mobile malware and cryptocurrency-hawking investment fraud, among other types of crime, according to Europol's latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
The rise of 5G for business is accompanied by anticipation, but also anxiety. Will the expanded footprint of IoT create an unwieldy attack surface? Will the latency benefits of edge computing be worth creating a potential new strike vector? Don’t believe everything you read in the tech headlines.
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Typically, when manufacturing enterprises start to address IoT cybersecurity, there are the needs they know they have - and then the ones of which they are completely unaware. Entrust's David Low shares what needs to be done and where best to begin.
Roya Gordon of Accenture Security describes how rather than hunting for zero-day vulnerabilities, attackers are exploiting N-Day - or known - vulnerabilities. She also discusses how to better synthesize and act on threat intelligence.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of attempts made by European law enforcement to encourage young cybercriminals to channel their skills in more ethical ways. Also featured: Fraud detection and response; inspiring behavioral change.
In an effort to bolster endpoint protection within the U.S. government, the White House is ordering federal agencies to allow CISA to access existing deployments. It is also setting timelines for improving the protection of workstations, mobile phones and servers.
They are high-profile, they have access to your
company’s most vital information, they rely on
unsecured personal devices – and your cyber
adversaries are targeting them. They are your
board members, and Chris Pierson of BlackCloak
has ideas on where and how you can better secure
Effectively managing the cybersecurity of thousands of medical devices takes a highly collaborative approach and "delicate balance" between IT security leaders, biomedical staff and others, say Baptist Health Care's CISO, Thad Philips, and the senior manager of the biomedical program, Tony Williams.
They are high-profile, they have access to your company's most vital information, they rely on unsecured personal devices - and your cyber adversaries are targeting them. They are your board members, and Chris Pierson of BlackCloak has ideas on where and how you can better secure these leaders.
Microsoft security researchers say the operators of the well-established Mozi IoT botnet have upgraded the malware, enabling it to achieve persistence on network gateways manufactured by Netgear, Huawei and ZTE.
FireEye researchers and CISA are warning about a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to gain remote access to compromised IoT devices, such as connected security cameras, according to a report. The flaw could affect millions of connected devices.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of how tractors manufactured by John Deere are at risk of being hacked. Also featured: a description of the infrastructure bill passed by the Senate that would boost cybersecurity funding and an update on the reboot of the AlphaBay darknet market.
OT and IoT devices can pose patient safety concerns in healthcare environments, says Chris Frenz, an IT security leader of Mount Sinai South Nassau, a 455-bed teaching hospital in New York. He discusses mitigating the risks.