WhiteHat Security released AppSec Stats Flash Volume 3, the latest installment of the company’s monthly report and podcast reflecting on the current state of application security and the wider cyber threat landscape.
The Department of Homeland Security will allocate $1.8 billion in grants to state and local jurisdictions to protect against terrorism and other disasters, with at least $77 million specifically going toward combatting domestic violent extremism.
What are the consequences to the organization, to the cities they reside in, to workplace efficiency and, of course, to the evolving security landscape? The answers are unknown, but the opportunities are plentiful.
With so many working from home, the cyber hygiene of employee homes has become a more central concern to those overseeing security inside today’s enterprises. The bottom line for every organization is that its attack surface has greatly expanded, altering traditional cybersecurity roles. Security within the enterprise needs to reshape to fit this new reality.
The CoVID-19 pandemic is a gold-mine for lessons learned when it comes to security and cybersecurity at the enterprise level. Listen to Chris Jacquet, CISO at Hatachi Vantara, talk about the lessons he’s learned to keep his enterprise safer.
The Q3 2020 Threat Landscape Report by Nuspire demonstrates threat actors becoming even more ruthless. Throughout Q3, hackers shifted focus from home networks to overburdened public entities, including the education sector and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Malware campaigns, like Emotet, utilized these events as phishing lure themes to assist in delivery.
Building security and privacy into product development is more critical today than ever before. First introduced through the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative in the early 2000s, the well-known security development lifecycle (SDL) is a framework designed to do just that. It was originally devised to enhance software security, but an SDL process can and should be applied to all types of products to help root out security and privacy vulnerabilities, while establishing long-term resilience in the rapidly evolving threat landscape.
To meet modern day challenges and address the evolving retail bank landscape, Origin Bank embraces innovative technology and solutions that boost efficiencies, reduce fraud and enhance service. The organization considers the protection of its clients’ assets to be paramount and strives to deliver a safe banking experience.
Thoughts around threat landscapes commonly prioritize corporate and governmental networks assets as high priorities, with personal networks and resources as lower-level threats. However, there have been recent changes that have caused the reassessment of prioritization levels at times. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of individuals who work from home has greatly increased. In fact, Stanford researcher Nicholas Bloom places the percentage of people currently working at home at over 40%.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an update to its Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Guidance. Version 4.0 provides guidance on how jurisdictions and critical infrastructure owners can use the list to assist in prioritizing the ability of essential workers to work safely while supporting ongoing infrastructure operations across the nation.