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.
IBM will pay an unspecified amount to the Australian government for the vendor's role in the technical problems related to the recent online census, which dented public confidence in large-scale IT projects.
In the 13th HIPAA enforcement action this year, federal regulators have slapped the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a $650,000 financial settlement and corrective action plan after investigating a relatively small 2013 breach involving a malware infection at a campus speech and language center.
So, if 2016 was the year when mobile security threats finally started to materialize and mature, what can we expect to see in 2017? Tom Wills of Ontrack Advisory shares insight on the mobility threatscape and new enterprise solutions.
U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond used the launch of Britain's new five-year National Cyber Security Strategy to trumpet the country's strike-back capabilities. But other parts of the strategy - including more automated defenses - hold much greater promise.
The Domain Name System is crucial to the functioning of the internet, but largely taken for granted - until it breaks. In an audio interview, Cricket Liu of Infoblox discusses how DNS providers must improve security.
A potentially explosive story suggests that there were secret communications between Russia and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's business. But computer security experts have dismissed the report, saying it's based on a flawed interpretation of technical information.
After 10 days of Microsoft not issuing an advisory or fix for a zero-day flaw found by Google that's being actively exploited in the wild, Google publicly revealed details of the flaw. But Microsoft says that puts its users at further risk.
For healthcare information security professionals, the time has come to adopt a "wartime mindset" to ensure patient information is safeguarded from cyber threats. That's why ISMG has recruited a diverse array of experts to provide timely advice at our Healthcare Security Summit in New York Nov 1-2.