Active Directory Mismanagement exposes 90% of businesses to breaches.
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The percentage of active directories that pentesters are able to breach
How open source tools are simplifying AD exploitation
Other areas of opportunity for exploitation
Insider threats are one of the most difficult challenges an organization can face. Where a range of conventional defenses exist to thwart exterior threats, malicious actors within an organization are much more difficult to identify and contain. This paper will delve into the challenges presented by insider threats and...
Whether security testing is driven by compliance or as part of standard security resiliency testing, it is a vital component of an organization's defenses, especially in today's era of high-profile breaches.
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The role of deception in security testing
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The use of deception technology to combat cyber attackers has steadily gained ground over
the last several years, especially among a subset of IT security practitioners who have grown
weary of the noise detection technologies generate. Those technologies yield an exponentially
larger number of false positives than...
A federal judge ruled this week that the U.S. government is entitled to proceeds from Edward Snowden's memoir and his paid speeches because the former NSA contractor did not submit his materials to his former federal employers for review before publishing.
Twitter users no longer have to supply a phone number in order to use two-step verification for authentication. The move will better protect accounts from SIM hijacking attempts and also means users don't have to sacrifice some of their privacy to enable a security feature.
Why try to hack Silicon Valley firms if you can buy off their employees instead? Such allegations are at the heart of a criminal complaint unsealed last week by the Justice Department, charging former Twitter employees with being Saudi agents. Experts say tech firms must hunt for employees gone rogue.
Too many organizations are still failing to prioritize mitigating the risk posed by insiders, whether they're malicious actors or model employees who make mistakes that unintentionally lead to a data breach, says Veriato's Chris Gilkes.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of how Twitter allegedly was used to spy on critics of the Saudi Arabian government. Also featured: A preview of the new NIST Privacy Framework and an update on business email compromise attacks.
A Trend Micro employee stole and then sold contact information for 68,000 of the company's consumer subscribers, which led to a raft of unsolicited tech support scam calls, the company says. The employee has been fired. The incident highlights the risk of insider threats.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three men with perpetrating a campaign to infiltrate Twitter and spy on critics of the Saudi government. Two of the suspects formerly worked for Twitter, allegedly feeding details to Saudi handlers that could be used to identify and locate critics of the Saudi regime.
The Sophos 2020 Threat Report is out, and among the key findings: Ransomware attackers continue to leverage automated active attacks that can evade security controls and disable backups to do maximum damage in minimal time. John Shier of Sophos analyzes the trends that are most likely to shape the 2020 cybersecurity...
When it comes to identifying and stopping malicious and even accidental insider threats, organizations are often overlooking a significant gap. Nathan Hunstad of Code42 discusses how to plug this costly leak.
In this interview about the insider threat, Hunstad discusses:
Why organizations are overlooking the IP...
A British judge has denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to delay a five-day hearing, slated to begin Feb. 25, on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges.