The boards of directors of G4S have made a recommendation to its shareholders that it accept a cash offer from Atlas UK Bidco Limited, a newly incorporated entity that is indirectly controlled by Allied Universal. Shareholders have not yet voted, however, and other offers could still be made.
As the United States continues to struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have been searching for creative solutions to help stop the spread of this virus. One of these solutions includes thermal temperature screening checker systems, and while these systems have been implemented in many places of business, hospitals, airports and schools across the country, there seems to be considerable misconceptions about the camera technology and its effectiveness. Here are some of the most common misconceptions.
The risk to the financial sector is extremely high, and due to the high value of financial data, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting customer banking credentials when carrying out attacks. Below, we speak to Robert O'Connor, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Neocova Corporation, about the cybersecurity challenges within financial institutions and best practices to safeguard financial data and prevent attacks.
Synopsys, Inc. released the report, DevSecOps Practices and Open Source Management in 2020, exploring the strategies that organizations around the world are using to address open source vulnerability management as well as the growing problem of outdated or abandoned open source components in commercial code.
The National Security Agency (NSA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian state-sponsored actors exploiting CVE-2020-4006, a command-injection vulnerability in VMware Workspace One Access, Access Connector, Identity Manager, and Identity Manager Connector. The actors were found exploiting this vulnerability to access protected data on affected systems and abuse federated authentication.
Physical threats are rising and increasingly unmanageable, putting unprecedented financial, reputational and liability pressures on business leadership and security teams, according to the “2021 State of Protective Intelligence Report: A Mandate for Proactive Protective Intelligence in the Era of Exponential Physical Security Threats,” a new study commissioned by the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence.
When we hear the term “critical infrastructure,” we want to believe that the assets – whether they are physical or digital – are extremely secure. Our minds conjure images of the vaults of Fort Knox, which are protected from every angle. However, critical infrastructure of the digital variety is not necessarily any more secure than any other digital asset. It all comes down to how meticulous the organization is in looking for and quickly closing vulnerabilities and security gaps that expose an attack surface for a bad actor to exploit.
It is certainly important to bring awareness to the industry-wide stress that hinders our security workforce, but in order to tackle this issue head on, leaders must make employee wellbeing the priority. Changes made during these times will have lasting beneficial effects on employees and the industry no matter where their career takes them.