Over the past decade we’ve seen an increase in consumer grade IoT devices, but the security of those devices hasn’t always kept pace with the realities of the cyber threats targeting what is arguably an unmanaged computing device. These cyber threats are made more concerning when the expected lifespan of the device is factored in. After all, dishwashers, thermostats and doorbells aren’t devices like smartphones where there is social pressure to have the latest version.
Modern security teams are not unlike the tenacious forensic investigators featured on many popular network television shows. In order to determine ‘who done it’ they must piece together small and seemingly unrelated strains of evidence.
As CSO of Auth0, Joan Pepin is responsible for the holistic security and compliance of the company's platform, products, and corporate environment. Here, we talk to Pepin, who has focused her time on mentoring and advocating for women in cybersecurity and technology, working to reconstruct the notion that women should only work within their bounds, and encouraging women to reach higher and challenge the status quo. She actively supports, advises, and works alongside women in the cybersecurity industry including participating in organizations, like Women Who Code and Women in InfoSec.
The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) recently revealed that tech workers are five times more likely to suffer from a mental health problem than the wider population.
Nominet’s latest CISO Stress Report has also revealed that almost nine in ten (88%) chief information security officers (CISOs) consider themselves under moderate to high stress levels. The same report revealed that CISOs lose on average $35 000 a year in unpaid overtime, while increased stress levels have resulted in a 26-month tenure on average.
Shred-it announced the release of its 10th Anniversary Edition Data Protection Report (formerly known as “The Security Tracker: State of the Industry Report”), which outlines data security risks threatening U.S. enterprises and small businesses. The findings are based on a survey conducted by Ipsos, shedding light on trends in data protection practices and the risks American businesses, organizations, and consumers face related to keeping their data secure.
Any apparent election interference from countries like Iran and Russia is typically met with partisan posturing. But while politicians are busy debating which candidate might benefit, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere, is trying the same thing again right now.
Foreign interference like the recent incident announced by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe is more common than ever because no online data is completely safe from hackers, and digital data is valuable for what it reveals.
All of these issues organizations are dealing with at the same time are threatening corporate security and the safety of our employees and executives. To address these situations, we need to know what steps we can take - and take quickly - to ensure our clients are safe and their business operations continue through these exceedingly complicated times.
Hall County, Ga. confirmed it experienced a network outage as a result of a ransomware attack. The cyberattack impacted critical systems within the Hall County Government networks, including phone services. While some applications are disabled as the County works to resolve this incident, business continuity measures have been implemented.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released two joint cybersecurity advisories on widespread advanced persistent threat (APT) activity.
Joint Cybersecurity Advisory: AA20-296A Russian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actor Compromises U.S. Government Targets
Joint Cybersecurity Advisory: AA20-296B Iranian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actors Threaten Election-Related Systems
Digital Shadows released its quarterly research report focusing on the latest trends in ransomware. Unfortunately, for vulnerable organizations everywhere, Digital Shadows Photon Research team found that ransomware as a market and community on the dark web has expanded since Q2.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.