Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by LockerGoga ransomware, which was apparently distributed to endpoints by hackers using the company's own Active Directory services against it. To help safeguard others, security experts have called on Hydro to release precise details of how it was hit.
Mirai, the powerful malware that unleashed unprecedented distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has never gone away. And now a new version has been equipped with fresh exploits that suggest its operators want to harness the network bandwidth offered by big businesses.
Destructive malware attacks, once rare, have been surging as attackers seek to cover their tracks and complicate life for incident responders, says Rick McElroy, head of security strategy at Carbon Black.
The network is much more than just the sum of its endpoints, and the imperative to secure everything has led to detection and response emerging as a top priority for many organizations, says Chris Morales of Vectra Networks.
The explosion in the quantity and diversity of internet-connected devices - from industrial control systems and cars to farming equipment and refrigerators - makes applying privileged access management more important than ever, says Wallix Group's Chad Carter.
Making data security as people-centric as possible by applying strong risk-based controls is the only way organizations can best secure data while also enabling employees to do their jobs, says Tony Pepper of Egress Software Technologies.
As companies push more data to the cloud, large enterprises such as MGM Resorts International are balancing what it takes to complete their digital transformation journey and securing data that is rapidly moving off premises.