Palo Alto Networks will make its first major acquisition in nearly two years, scooping up application security startup Cider Security for $250 million. The Silicon Valley-based platform security behemoth will fork over $194.6 million of cash as well as $55.4 million of replacement equity for Cider.
A server misconfiguration at Kentucky-based CorrectCare Integrated Health Inc., a firm that provides medical claims processing for correctional facilities, has exposed sensitive information of nearly 600,000 inmates who received medical care during the last decade while incarcerated.
ExtraHop has snagged high-profile Check Point, Cylance and Optiv executive Chris Scanlan to help the network security provider reach $500 million in annual recurring revenue. The Seattle-based network detection and response vendor has tasked Scanlan with strengthening ExtraHop's go-to-market motion.
Iranian hackers used Log4Shell to penetrate the network of an unnamed federal agency where they stole passwords and implanted cryptocurrency mining software. Whether the Iranians were acting wholly on Tehran's behalf, on their own behalf, or both, is uncertain.
Soccer fans watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup live from Doha should think twice about installing two apps developed for the Qatari government, warn multiple European data protection authorities. The apps likely open the door to surveillance by authorities with a spotty human rights track record.
The traditional application development model that puts security checks at the end of the process creates needless friction that slows down organizations, says Snyk solutions engineer Matt Mintzer. Application security specialists need to build tracks rather than guardrails for development, he says.
Cyberattackers love to strike on weekends and holidays - that's not news. What is news: These attacks cost more than weekday incidents, and they take a heavy toll on defenders. Cybereason's Sam Curry shares insight from the new study "Organizations at Risk: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays."
The arrest of a Ukrainian national long wanted on cybercrime charges in the U.S. shows that with much patience, law enforcement can nab suspects. A key member of the JabberZeus gang, which stole tens of millions of dollars, was arrested in Geneva.
The primary challenge with zero trust is keeping it simple, operationally efficient and easy to understand, with predictably positive outcomes. This is achieved across various systems, not with different solutions, policies and technologies in different areas, and it should involve minimal friction.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission pushed until June 9 the date for nonbanking financial firms to follow cybersecurity mandates in the updated Safeguards Rule. The agency approved the update in a partisan vote in October 2021, imposing requirements such as a written information security program.
Federal officials released updated guidance for medical device cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware, as cyberattacks against the healthcare sector continue to surge. From mid-2020 through 2021, 82% of healthcare systems reported a cyber incident, 34% of which involved ransomware.
Hospitals face attacks from nation-states seeking medical research and cybercriminals using pediatric patient data to apply for loans, says Stoddard Manikin. Adversaries target pediatric records to exploit the patient's credit and adult records when pursuing insurance or prescription fraud.
Twitter accounts that use SMS for two-factor authentication are at a heightened risk of account takeover with the disclosure that texting "STOP" to the verification service results in it being turned off. The vulnerability opens the door to a password reset attack or a password stuffing attack.
Pro-Kremlin hackers claimed credit for a denial-of-service attack against FBI websites, marking the latest in a series of nuisance attacks. The FBI earlier said it is aware of "pro-Russian hacktivist groups employing DDoS attacks to target critical infrastructure companies with limited success."
Apple, Google and Microsoft supported a new common passwordless sign-in standard, and a key Senate committee approved the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2022. How will these moves pay off in 2023? Identity security expert Jeremy Grant weighs in on trends and predictions for the new year.