A 10-digit PIN used by consumers to freeze access to credit reports with Equifax is based on dates and times, several observers have noticed. Equifax says it plans to change how the PIN is generated, but experts say it's another troubling development for a troubled company.
Bro is an open source framework for network visibility developed in 1995 and used widely in the defense, intelligence and national research universities. In the last few years as cyber threats have become more severe and the consequences of attacks more dire, mainstream enterprises have begun to consider Bro to...
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.
In the wake Equifax saying hackers may have stolen 143 million consumers' personal details, the company is already facing sharp questions over the robustness of its security defenses as well as reports that three executives sold stock after the breach was discovered, but before the news became public.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Observations about America's standing as a global cybersecurity leader from Christopher Painter, who until earlier this summer served as the United States' top cyber diplomat. Also, threats posed by IoT devices.
The Equifax breach revealed on Thursday is more significant that other mega-breaches because of the nature of the data that was potentially exposed, says cybersecurity attorney Imran Ahmad. He'll be a featured speaker at ISMG's Toronto Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit on Tuesday.
After a breach, businesses need to know their incident response from their digital forensics. Hint: Forensics enables organizations to know what happened, when and how, to guide incident responders as they defuse the problem, block further exploits and quickly restore all systems and data. Incident response expert...
Credit reporting agency Equifax said Thursday a web application flaw exposed 143 million U.S. consumers' records to hackers, a startling breach from a company that ironically offers services to protect consumers from identity theft.
Although there are many options for threat information sharing, there are not enough initiatives that are properly codified and defined so that enterprises can easily share relevant information with a business context in a structured and timely manner, says Avinash Prasad of Tata Communications.
Hackers that U.S. officials believe are linked to Russia have upped their activity against energy providers in the U.S., Turkey and Switzerland. The group has likely developed the expertise to shut down systems, security company Symantec warned Wednesday.
Two Russian hackers, members of a group called "Shaltay-Boltai" - Humpty Dumpty in Russian - that stole and sold high-level Russian officials' emails, have been sentenced to serve three years in prison. The case against them may tie to a high-profile Russian treason investigation.
Who is behind the threats that face your organization? To implement security measures that put your attackers on defense, you must know their profile and motivations.
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A significant challenge for many organizations has been enabling their analysts to find the "unknown unknown." Whether that unknown is malware lurking within the enterprise or within slight variations in fraudulent transactions, the result has been the same: enterprises continue to fall victim to...