A federal watchdog agency review of the Massachusetts Medicaid information security program identified weaknesses that appear to be common at government agencies as well as healthcare organizations. What key vulnerabilities were identified?
As effective as ransomware has proven to be in attacks against so many organizations across regions and sectors, certain characteristics actually can help defenders gain an edge in detecting malware. Lastline's Engin Kirda explains how.
FireEye's Mandiant investigative unit is seeing a revival in tried-and-true hacking techniques, ranging from social engineering to the snatching of OAuth tokens. Why are these old techniques still working?
To meet the increasing customer demands for effective solutions, security vendors must ensure their products work together well, says Dr. Mike Lloyd of RedSeal. This is particularly essential to achieving "digital resilience," the ability to promptly detect and respond to network intrusions, he says.
Attackers continue to target enterprise assets both from outside and - too often - inside the corporate perimeter. To help, more organizations are turning to software-defined secure networks, says Mihir Maniar of Juniper Networks.
The uptick of ransomware and other cyberattacks in the healthcare sector has prompted healthcare provider RWJBarnabas Health to make a number of important moves to help prevent, detect and respond to breaches, says CISO Hussein Syed.
A list of "super user" passwords - and a default username - now circulating online appears to allow unauthorized access to some webcam video streams, security researchers warn. If confirmed, it would be yet another massive internet of things security failure by a device manufacturer.
In an in-depth audio interview, Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council describes just-released guidance that's designed to help organizations simplify network segmentation, a practice the council strongly recommends to help protect payment card data.
Federal regulators have issued an alert urging healthcare sector organizations to take specific steps to prevent falling victim to distributed denial-of-service attacks. Security experts offer an assessment, plus additional tips.
Coming soon to an internet service provider near you: routers infected by IoT device botnet-building malware such as Mirai. The latest victim is ISP TalkTalk, which is updating routers to block DDoS attackers who have been seizing control of the devices.