A former IT administrator for an Atlanta-based building products distribution company has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after he sabotaged the firm by changing router passwords and damaging a critical command server. Overall, Charles E. Taylor caused more than $800,000 in damages.
By now, most IT teams have a handle on work-from-home and many are looking ahead to the days when offices will re-open, and users will go back to work. For some, getting the office back up and running is as simple as turning everything back on, but for others, there's lots of work to be done.
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Three recent incidents involving inappropriate use of patient information by insiders illustrate how difficult it is for healthcare organizations to deal with the insider threat. Security experts offer risk mitigation advice.
Even in the best of economic circumstances, enterprises face risks of insiders stealing data or selling access to systems. But Joseph Blankenship of Forrester says the possibility of layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic puts enterprises at more risk of insider threats.
In trying economic times, it's more important than ever to be able to measure and communicate the effectiveness of one's cybersecurity program. Colin O'Connor, COO of ReliaQuest, offers a new alternative to traditional metrics.
The lines are rapidly blurring between traditional fraud and rising cybersecurity threats. Financial services leaders are challenged to find ways to rapidly increase visibility across their environments while accelerating responses to threats effectively and efficiently.
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The former vice president of finance at a Georgia-based medical supplies company has been charged with hacking into the firm's computers and "sabotaging" shipment of personal protective equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Security professionals have long struggled to demonstrate the return on investment of their security spend.
Getting sign off for an insider threat program is no different. Advanced analytics and user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) solutions enhance the security posture of organizations deploying them....
With the massive shift to telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadow IT is becoming a more critical security issue around the world. Security experts offer tips on mitigating the risks involved.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers a discussion of the potential insider threats posed by the remote workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Also featured: An update on payment fraud shifts and the long-term outlook for the cybersecurity market.
A global health crisis. A remote workforce. Economic uncertainty. These are key ingredients to fuel the insider threat. Randy Trzeciak of the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University offers tips for monitoring risky behavior and creating positive incentives to reduce risk.
The SEC has settled charges against two traders who were accused of profiting from the hacking of an SEC EDGAR system server in 2016. The Ukrainian man who allegedly hacked the system by bypassing its authentication control remains at large.
Ransomware, phishing, extortion scams - they all are popular now with COVID-19 themes. But socially-engineered attacks were already on the rise before the pandemic, say Olesia Klevchuk and Nishant Taneja of Barracuda. They share insight on the evolution of cloud-based email defenses.