Connected devices for consumers don't come with service-level agreements agreements. The travails of Petnet, the maker of an automatic, cloud-enabled pet feeder that has now gone offline offer a tale of caution that points to the need for stronger consumer protection for cloud-enabled devices.
A recently uncovered phishing campaign is using spoofed Zoom account alerts to steal Microsoft Office 365 credentials, according to a report from Abnormal Security. These attacks come as use of the platform soars due to work-from-home arrangements.
The Mac malware originally labeled as "EvilQuest," which researchers initially identified as a poorly designed ransomware variant, apparently is primarily an information stealer with ransomware-like elements designed to confuse security tools, according to the security firm Malwarebytes.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the surge in the use of employee monitoring tools for the increasingly remote workforce. Also featured: Discussions about IoT security guidelines and CCPA compliance requirements.
As cyberthreats facing healthcare organizations soar, medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co. has ramped up its process for coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities to help identify, assess and communicate issues to regulators and industry stakeholders, says BD's Dana-Megan Rossi.
A little-known advanced persistent threat group dubbed Evilnum has been targeting fintech firms in the U.K. and Europe over the past two years, using spear-phishing emails and social engineering to start their attacks, according to the security firm ESET.
As we begin the second half of 2020, organizations must find ways to ensure their customers can engage with services at any time, from any device, securely. Enter: Customer identity and access management. In a preview of an upcoming roundtable, Okta's Keith Casey discusses CIAM maturity.
Joni Brennan, president of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), says identity management is a core component to building a solid foundation for a socioeconomic safety net, particularly during a pandemic. However, engagement and education are also vital components to establishing a strong...
With so many employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, vendors of time-tracking and productivity-monitoring software report surging interest in their wares. Regardless of whether organizations deploy light-touch or more Big Brother types of approaches, beware potential privacy repercussions.
Convenience and security are both critical as your customers traverse from one stage to the next of their journey with your brand. Customer identity is at the intersection of security and convenience - it can make or break either side of that equation. When security often comes at the cost of convenience, how do you...
While nearly three quarters of cybersecurity professionals grade their organization's ability to identify and mitigate a cyberattack as above average or superior, nearly half say their organization has been targeted by a spear-phishing attack in the last year, and a third say their company was hit by a malware...
A U.S. federal court has issued an injunction that gives Microsoft permission to seize control of several malicious domains being used to operate a COVID-19-themed phishing scam, according to recently unsealed court documents.
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to pummel organizations. But labeling these as being just ransomware attacks often misses how much these incidents involve serious network intrusions, exfiltration of extensive amounts of data, data leaks and, as a result, reportable data breaches.
For over 2000 years, governments, armies, businesses and lovers have been encrypting messages. For the same amount of time, the keys used to perform the encryption have been the weakest link in the chain. After 2000 years, technology has advanced such that the keys can be protected but many companies don't understand...