Following the alert over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office is warning that failures to patch today could be punished with fines under GDPR once enforcement of the data protection law begins later this year.
Fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are leading to decreased processor performance, triggering cloud service and data center slowdowns. All Windows servers - plus older PCs - as well as Linux servers appear to be experiencing noticeable slowdowns.
Microprocessor makers Intel, ARM and AMD, as well as operating system and software developers and makers of smartphones and other devices, are rushing to prep, test and ship fixes for the serious CPU flaws exploitable via Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
Simulated attacks by an information security testing firm have found that fresh WannaCry, NotPetya and EternalRocks would still rip through many an enterprise network. Here's how organizations must respond.
What does the title National Protection and Programs Directorate mean to you? It's not so clear, unless you are familiar with the Department of Homeland Security's organizational chart. To clarify its mission, the House has voted to rename - and revamp - the DHS agency.
Most of the criminal activity targeting today's enterprises originates at the endpoint, and the majority of modern breaches use known threats or vulnerabilities for which a patch already exists. For this reason, endpoint visibility must be complete and continuous.
Artificial intelligence can help improve network health by building a "pattern of life" for every device, user and network, says Justin Fier of Darktrace, who explains how to improve network visibility.
Improving network security requires understanding your environment and controlling it before implementing network segmentation, says Nathaniel Gleicher of Illumio, who explains lessons that can be learned from the Secret Service's approach.
Spear phishing is the common trigger to many of the most popular - and successful - targeted attacks. How can organizations improve their defenses? Jon Clay of Trend Micro tells how to better spot and stop spear phishing.
U.S. prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against an Iranian man charged with trying to extort entertainment company HBO for $6 million in bitcoins. The case marks a rare public naming of someone accused of cyber extortion, which poses an increasing risk for all organizations.
Much of the world's critical infrastructure gets controlled by ICS or SCADA systems. But passive network traffic analysis by industrial control system security firm CyberX found vulnerable protocols, widespread Windows XP use and other concerns.
A Belgian security researcher has discovered a "serious weakness" in the WPA2 security protocols used to encrypt many WiFi communications. Attackers can exploit the flaws to eavesdrop as well as potentially inject code such as malware or ransomware into WiFi-connected systems. Prepare for patches.
A hacker exploited an unpatched, 12-month-old flaw in a small Australian defense contractor's IT help desk and stole data for the country's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, among other secrets, the Australian government has warned.