Check Point Research unraveled an ongoing surveillance operation by Iranian entities that has been targeting Iranian expats and dissidents for years. While some individual sightings of this attack were previously reported by other researchers and journalists, the investigation allowed Check Point to connect the different campaigns and attribute them to the same attackers.
The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020 (EARN IT), aimed at protecting children from online predators, is facing scrutiny from those who believe it will undermine privacy, promote censorship and jeopardize the right to free speech.
A new publication by cryptography experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposes the direction the technical agency will take to develop a more secure approach to encryption. This approach, called threshold cryptography, could overcome some of the limitations of conventional methods for protecting sensitive transactions and data.
U.S. Senators introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, a bill to bolster national security interests and better protect communities across the country by ending the use of “warrant-proof” encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.
To help agencies understand and effectively manage encryption keys, SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), in collaboration with the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC), developed the Encryption Key Management Fact Sheet. Public safety organizations can leverage the Fact Sheet's information and familiarize themselves with the many aspects of encryption key management.
Ransomware. It may be the most feared word of security and risk managers. After countless headlines and costs of over 11.5 billion dollars in 2019 alone, organizations around the world are understandably terrified of being hit by a ransomware attack. What are four steps you can take to protect against ransomware?
Zoom has announced robust security enhancements with the upcoming general availability of Zoom 5.0 as part of their 90-day plan to proactively identify, address and enhance the security and privacy capabilities of the Zoom platform.
While there’s some debate whether Benjamin Franklin or someone else said it first, the advice remains solid for the modern cyber landscape. Yet, in today’s competitive environment, not only is planning critical — but so, too, is planning for plans to fail.
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.