Wanted: A new chief executive to assume command of Britain's growing National Cyber Security Center, part of GCHQ. As Ciaran Martin departs, the successful NCSC model he helped create is being widely emulated in many countries. But the U.S. remains a notable holdout.
The U.S. Cyber Command is weighing several cyber strategies to counter Russian influence and interference during the 2020 presidential election, The Washington Post reports. The measures reportedly could include a 'limited cyber operation' against Russian targets.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses 2020 cybersecurity trends, including fixing "fake everything," dealing with the issue of weaponized social media and securing the U.S. presidential election.
Warning: Attackers wielding LockerGoga and MegaCortex ransomware have been hitting large corporate networks, sometimes first lingering for months. That's according to a new FBI flash alert, as reported by Bleeping Computer, which essentially tells would-be victims: Please, get your defenses in order now.
Researchers at Positive Technologies say they discovered a vulnerability in enterprise software offerings from Citrix that potentially could put 80,000 companies in 158 countries at risk of a cyberattack.
An advanced persistent threat espionage campaign with suspected ties to the Chinese government quietly targeted businesses and governments in 10 countries for two years, bypassing two-factor authentication, according to a report by Fox-IT.
Because open source components have known vulnerabilities, it's important for companies to invest in the right tools to help developers build the right applications, says Patrick Pitchappa of BNP Paribas banking group.
It's important to look into the inherent risks of engaging with vendors before getting into assessing individual companies, says Devender Kumar, CISO at TMF Group, who discusses how to handle risks arising from third parties.
Because vendors were implicated in many of the largest health data breaches in 2019, it's more critical than ever for healthcare organizations to manage the security risks posed by their suppliers, says Erik Decker, CISO and chief privacy officer at the University of Chicago Medicine.
When he was CEO of RSA, Art Coviello warned global security leaders about cyber warfare among nation-states. What he didn't anticipate was how quickly social media would rise, enabling adversaries to weaponize misinformation. How does this impact his 2020 outlook?
For two years, an attack group using Ukraine-based infrastructure has been creating hundreds of lookalike domains to target customers of 14 different Canadian banks via phishing attacks, security researchers at Check Point warn.
Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.