With widespread use of Active Directory across industries and organizations of all sizes, it is frequently a target for bad actors who can use a cracking dictionary or exposed credentials to gain unauthorized access to an employee's account.
The federal tally of major health data breaches has spiked over the last month, mostly because of the American Medical Collection Agency incident, which led to nearly two dozen breach reports from the firm's affected clients.
Facebook has confirmed that unprotected databases containing more than 419 million users' phone numbers contained data scraped from the social network. TechCrunch, which first reported on the development, says many of the exposed phone numbers can be tied to Facebook IDs and remain accurate.
Cyber defense is no longer about staying a step ahead - it's about trying to remain no further than a step behind the adversaries, says Moshe Ishai of HolistiCyber, who shares insights on how to regain an advantage.
Deploying deception technology can give organizations a leg up when it comes to more quickly spotting and responding to data breaches, provided they configure and utilize the technology appropriately, says Rocco Grillo of the consultancy Alvarez & Marsal.
Nation-state actors, cybercriminals, hacktivists - each of these adversaries poses threats to enterprises. But how can organizations prioritize the threats and respond based on business risks? Craig Harber of Fidelis Cybersecurity discusses advanced threats and how to raise the bar on response.
Providence Health Plan says some of its members were among the nearly 3 million individuals affected by a data breach revealed by health plan administrator Dominion National in June. What lessons are emerging from that security incident and others involving third parties?
What role does security play in an enterprise's digital transformation? ISMG and Nominet recently raised this question to a group of security leaders in Las Vegas. The answers were eye-opening. Stuart Reed of Nominet shares his reaction to the roundtable discussion.
Do criminal organizations prefer to target organizations that hold cyber insurance policies? A ProPublica report suggests that because cyber insurance policyholders are more likely to pay ransoms, they're a more frequent target. But some cybersecurity experts have expressed skepticism.
Following racist and anti-Semitic tweets being posted for a short time to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's hijacked account - despite his use of two-factor authentication - Twitter blamed the security lapse on an unnamed mobile provider. A group called "Chuckling Squad" appears to be responsible.
Foxit Software, the developer of popular PDF and document software, says user accounts were compromised in a breach. The company, which has 560 million users, isn't saying how the breach occurred, how many accounts were affected or for how long.
Bulgaria's Personal Data Protection Commission has fined the nation's tax agency $2.9 million for failing to stop a breach that leaked tax records for nearly all of the country's citizens. Meanwhile, prosecutors have filed related criminal charges against employees of a penetration testing company.
Applying a "zero trust" model is fast becoming essential for organizations as the mobile workforce uses a variety of devices to access applications and services running in-house and with external providers, says Duo Security's Jaret Osborne.
A federal grand jury indictment of Seattle software engineer Paige A. Thompson charges her with stealing 100 million records from Capital One, stealing data from at least 29 other organizations, as well as using hacked cloud computing servers to mine for cryptocurrency.