Mobile devices are part and parcel of today’s increasingly distributed workforce. Laptops, smartphones, and tablets are provisioned by enterprises to increase employee productivity, while providing flexibility to work remotely. But when the pandemic struck, security teams across industries were challenged by the unprecedented speed and scale of the shift. This disruption created great strain for IT security teams. Pair that with the increase in employee BYOD devices, already-overworked IT teams raced to ensure only authorized devices could connect to corporate assets.
The National Security Agency’s Research Directorate has announced it has selected “Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution” as the winner of its 8th Annual Best Cybersecurity Research Paper competition. Originally published at the 2019 IEEE Security & Privacy Symposium, the winning paper, in combination with Meltdown, another award-winning paper released earlier by the same researchers, launched a global effort to mitigate critical vulnerabilities in processors.
Lookout's newest Pharmaceutical Industry Threat Report shows attackers have turned to spear phishing campaigns to steal employees’ login data or deliver malicious payloads to their mobile devices to compromise the infrastructure of pharma companies.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for public and private sector experts to take part in an exercise that will evaluate the digital forensics community’s ability to conduct mobile- and computer-based investigations.
People are their own worst enemy when it comes to device loss; devices are most likely to be lost in familiar places, such as offices and school, where people feel most secure
March 5, 2019
Prey Inc. announced the results of the inaugural Prey Mobile Theft & Loss Report, which found that misplaced devices were responsible for the vast majority – 69 percent – of all devices reported missing in 2018. Ultimately, the Prey survey determined that mobile device owners are a greater threat to their devices than are thieves and that, when if comes to device theft, the most comfortable and familiar places, such as offices, homes or schools, can be the least safe.