Two dozen federal agencies continue to experience security weaknesses in five critical areas, putting government systems and data at risk, according to a new watchdog agency report. But which agency spends the most on IT security?
A federal criminal case alleges that a former Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Corp. employee shut down Oregon's Medicaid information systems for several hours after he was laid off. Some security experts caution organizations to take steps to minimize risks from workers who are laid off or fired.
A zero-day vulnerability in Apple's built-in password manager can be exploited, allowing attackers to steal all stored credentials in clear-text format, a security researcher warns. The flaw affects the latest version of macOS - High Sierra - plus one or more prior versions.
Privileged accounts have been at the center of many recent high-profile attacks. Moreover, attackers are leveraging privileged credentials as their entry point to high-value systems within the network. This session explains how hackers that successfully exploit these credentials are able to gain a privileged foothold,...
A former systems administrator who worked at a Pennsylvania clinic group for only about three weeks has been sentenced to 27 months in prison in a case involving wire fraud and hacking computers. The case highlights the importance of managing administrative credentials, especially when employees leave.
In the move to a cashless economy in India and elsewhere, improving user authentication is critical, but users are demanding ease of use, says Singapore-based Tom Wills, director at Ontrack Advisory. He describes the roles that biometrics and artificial intelligence will play.
The arrest of 10 men in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly cloning fingerprints of authorized Aadhaar enrollment officers is once again stirring debate over whether it's wise for India to rely so heavily on Aadhaar for authentication.
A former cybersecurity analytics specialist at health insurer Anthem, which experienced a massive data breach, offers insights on key steps organizations should take to avoid becoming the next breach victim in the headlines.
CISOs have plenty to keep them up at night. With data breaches, ransomware incidents and system compromises, security leaders are forced to find ways to beat threats without slowing their pace of business. If they fail to effectively manage those risks, their organizations can face huge consequences.
Many organizations trying to secure privileged access for employees or vendors focus solely on the privileged credentials or identities. But that's only half the battle. Securing the access pathways is just as critical to protecting critical systems and data from cyber threats. This session outlines the six steps...
Access management is very important when it comes to managing access to cloud resources. Nowadays, a person typically has to access numerous cloud apps throughout the day. This is a hassle for both users and IT: Users have to remember countless passwords; while IT need to endlessly reset forgotten passwords.
Implementing cloud access management solutions increases enterprise access security, removes the ambiguity associated with cloud security and compliance risk-and no less important-ensures the most frictionless user experience.
Organizations that incorporate cloud access management into their cloud adoption strategy...
A sloppy spamming operation has exposed on a server in the Netherlands a batch of files that includes more than 700 million email addresses and some associated account passwords. It's perhaps the largest batch of email addresses ever found in one spot.
Password security guidance: Do block users from picking commonly used passwords. But to avoid a usability nightmare, don't block users from picking any password that's ever been seen in a data breach, security experts advise.