As users receive more security awareness training, their ability to effectively deal with security threats increases, reveals a new study by MediaPRO, co-sponsored with Osterman Research. The report also found that boring security awareness training doesn’t make employees want to be secure.
The Information Security Forum (ISF) announced the launch of ISF Aligned Tools Suite 2020, bringing together 14 ISF tools and cross reference aids, including a rebuilt Benchmark platform and the new IRAM2 WebApp. Aligned to the latest version of the Standard of Good Practice for Information Security 2020 (SOGP 2020), the suite – which also includes Security Healthcheck, Supply Chain accelerator tools and SOGP 2020 cross-references – helps ISF Members demonstrate compliance with international standards and assure security across their external suppliers.
As cybercriminals increase their attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is fighting back. Metro Health has joined an innovative partnership of cybersecurity experts working 24/7 to protect patients and employees from scams and information theft.
The Michigan Healthcare Security Operations Center launched in 2018 as the first collective of its kind in the nation. Mi|HSOC brings together leading IT security experts from Michigan Medicine, Beaumont Health, Munson Healthcare, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association and security company CyberForce|Q.
The year 2020 isn’t over yet, but so far, it’s been unprecedented from a threat landscape point of view – including the impact of the global pandemic and social movements on the cybersecurity landscape. The threat researchers at FortiGuard Labs have taken a good hard look at what was happening over the first six months of 2020 from a cybersecurity perspective, and we’ve identified some key trends that the industry needs to be aware of.
The novel coronavirus has forever changed how and where we work. As many organizations adopt new solutions and collaboration tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Slack or Zoom) to accommodate employees and customers during this critical period, such fast-paced digital transformation has also exposed several shortcomings associated with our remote workforce’s home networks and routers.
The Duesseldorf University Clinic in Germany was hit by a ransomware attack last week that forced staffers to direct emergency patients elsewhere. The cyberattack “crippled the entire IT network of the hospital." As a result, a woman seeking emergency treatment for a life-threatening condition died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment, according to several outlets.
Ninety-three percent of IT leaders surveyed said that their organization had suffered data breaches through outbound email in the last 12 months. On average, the Egress 2020 Outbound Email Data Breach Report found, an email data breach happens approximately every 12 working hours.
Digital Shadows has analyzed the cybercriminal marketplace landscape following the Empire Market exit scam. The company’s research has identified a number of currently available dark web marketplaces popular within the cybercriminal community. Noting the impact of the closure of Empire Market, some marketplaces, such as Icarus Market, have seen a major spike in listings, from 25,000 to 35,000 in the last month.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a settlement with Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. (Dunkin’) — franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts — resolving a lawsuit over the company’s failure to respond to successful cyberattacks that compromised tens of thousands of customers’ online accounts.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.