Online games and specifically the Massive Multi-Player (MMO) games, experience multiple attacks from hackers, platform competition that try to block players’ access to the gaming platforms, as well as cheating players that can attack other players slowing their connection, while gaining a competitive advantage. These attacks can take the entire game offline, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars lost, according to Radware’s threat research team.
Traditional Enterprise Data loss prevention (DLP) tools were not initially designed for protecting unstructured data, and encryption and policy are not centralized and few have taken advantage of improvements in recent years. In the meantime, unstructured data has piled up and is growing.
To target this problem, a new set of vendors and products emerged with “data-centric” solutions adding to the confusion. So many vendors with a variety of capabilities to choose from, but how do you know which is right? What vendor do you choose? The answer to these questions is to think more about what you want to accomplish and weigh the approaches first.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) identified tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by North Korean advanced persistent threat (APT) group Kimsuky to gain intelligence on various topics of interest to the North Korean government.
If we ended up in a cyberbattle with some of the top nation-state actors, they could shut down supply chains, hospitals, the internet, oil and gas, electricity grids, water systems and more.
A national cyber director would be able to coordinate the cybersecurity flow of information to the executive branch and be able to coordinate a strategy to defend against these kinds of attacks.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we wholeheartedly support this important initiative to focus attention on the critical security challenges facing all of us. This week’s theme focuses on the continued proliferation of IoT with, “The Future of Connected Devices.”
If there’s one major cyber trend we’ve seen unfold around connected devices, it’s that there is a tendency to focus cybersecurity awareness on what we can see – phones, laptops, and IoT devices, while assuming that protecting endpoints will stop the epidemic of damaging cyberattacks.
Security magazine and its partner for the Top Cybersecurity Leaders, (ISC)², is looking for enterprise information security executives, who have made and continue to make significant contributions in the cybersecurity space to their organizations and/or the enterprise-level information security profession.
A company that offers psychotherapy to thousands of patients across Finland says it’s been the victim of a data breach, with the personal information of customers held for ransom. Vastaamo, which sees patients in 20 cities including Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Pori, Turku and Tampere, says “an unknown hostile party” got in touch with them saying they had obtained customer details.
On one hand, we have cybersecurity solutions that are not keeping pace with today’s hackers. In spite of more resources being devoted to cybersecurity, cyber compromises are at an all-time high, with even less experienced hackers now gaining access. At the same time, hardware designers are changing their industry standards and direction. This change enables hackers anytime access to hardware - even when it is powered off. The result of this combination is a perfect cyber storm, ready for disaster.
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.
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.