Reporting software vulnerabilities can be legally dicey, particularly if the affected company has not previously had contact with computer security researchers. A Sydney consultant recently experienced both ends of the spectrum while investigating building management software.
While the federal health data breach tally shows that hacker incidents continue to rise in 2017, regulators are offering up some insights from their investigations into a handful of ransomware-related breaches reported in 2016.
The critical Active Management Technology flaw in many Intel chipsets' firmware can be remotely exploited using any password - or even no password at all - to gain full access to a system, security researchers warn. Numerous systems and even ATMs will require forthcoming firmware fixes.
The latest draft version of the Trump administration's cybersecurity executive order is similar to the previous version and lays out a plan to secure U.S. federal government and critical infrastructure IT that could have come out of the Obama White House.
Mobile payments are more secure than online and card payments, says David Lott, a payments risk expert with the Retail Payments Risk Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. But how customers use their mobile devices can dramatically affect transactional security.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning IT service providers, healthcare organizations and three other business sectors about a sophisticated cyberattack campaign that involves using stolen administrative credentials and implanting malware on critical systems.
CISOs are increasingly being asked by management and boards to predict what the cost of a breach or cyber incident might be. But most still need to develop good predictive metrics, says Benjamin Dean, president of Iconoclast Tech.
In his world travels, Steve Durbin of the Information Security Forum sees the global cybersecurity industry coming of age. But he also sees the steady maturation of cybercriminals and their schemes. How can organizations best counter the changing threat landscape?
As an assistant U.S. attorney in northern Georgia, Nathan Kitchens has seen scores of cybercrime cases - especially ransomware attacks and business email compromises. And he has two words of advice to potential victims: Be prepared.
Hackers have reportedly exploited the SS7 mobile telecommunications signaling protocol to drain money from online bank accounts used by O2 mobile phone subscribers. Despite rising security worries relating to SS7, many telcos have yet to explore related fixes.