At the request of German authorities, British police have arrested a suspected hacker involved in last year's disruption of 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers' routers via Mirai malware, which targets default credentials on internet-connected devices.
When Army intelligence specialist Chelsea Manning leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, the federal government's security clearance process served as the main defense against malicious insiders. CERT's Randy Trzeciak explains how insider threat defenses have changed since then.
A report on passage by the House of Representatives of a bill aimed at toughening insider threat defenses at the Department of Homeland Security leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, analyzing the use of blockchain technology to secure healthcare data.
Legislation to tighten insider threat defenses at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has passed the House of Representatives and goes to the Senate, which failed to consider a similar measure that passed the House in the last Congress.
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
Nearly three years after the Heartbleed bug - and 600,000 vulnerable servers - was discovered, the vulnerability lives on. The latest scans still count 180,000 at-risk servers. Why won't this bug just die?
An overlooked security setting on Twitter may have allowed a hacker to guess the password-reset email addresses tied to accounts used by President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence plus a top adviser. What's the risk?
This ISMG Security Report leads with comments from President Donald Trump that suggest the U.S. military will take the lead in defending civilian-owned critical infrastructure. Also, how insider defenses changed since Chelsea Manning's WikiLeaks data dump.
President Barack Obama has shortened the sentence of U.S. Army leaker Chelsea Manning, who passed classified documents to WikiLeaks. The move comes as the government grapples with the nuances of data leaks.
A researcher claims WhatsApp has dismissed his finding that there's a backdoor in the application that could allow attackers to unlock encrypted messages. But the controversy is more nuanced - and for most of us, much less threatening - than it might first appear.
Leading this latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The growing momentum in Congress to establish a select committee to investigate breaches the American intelligence community has tied to the Kremlin to influence the U.S. presidential election.
Organizations in all sectors need to be aware of newly emerging insider threats, including those tied to the dark web, Michael Theis of Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center explains in this video interview.
To combat breaches involving insiders, organizations need to limit employees' access to data and more closely monitor access activity, security expert David Gibson of Varonis says in this video interview.