Gartner analyst Avivah Litan says China is attempting to leverage blockchain technology in the country's COVID-19 recovery. What are the benefits and concerns of this approach, and how should it shape the future use of blockchain?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the cybersecurity challenges posed by the work-at-home shift. Also featured: Tips from NIST on developing remote worker security policies, plus a discussion of the nascent threat of AI meeting assistants.
Patch or perish alert: Less than 20 percent of vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers have received a fix for a serious flaw that Microsoft first disclosed nearly two months ago, security firm Rapid7 warns. It also found a "concerning number" of Exchange 2007 servers, which Microsoft stopped supporting in 2017.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing federal government employees and contractors to work from home, NASA is seeing an increase in hacker attacks targeting its newly mobile workforce, the space agency's CIO reports.
Zero-day exploits are increasingly a commodity that advanced persistent threat groups can purchase and use to wage attacks, according to a report from security firm FireEye. The report says the number of attacks leveraging such exploits grew last year.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified, so too has cybercrime, including ransomware, Interpol, the international crime-fighting agency, warns. Despite some gangs claiming to no longer be targeting healthcare organizations, experts have seen "no abatement, empathy or free decryptor" from any of them.
Enterprises globally recognize the challenge of third-party cyber risk, but they still struggle with the risk management. Dave Stapleton of CyberGRX discusses the elements of a mature program, including the role of risk ratings.
Zoom, responding to research that highlighted encryption and infrastructure shortcomings in its audio and video conferencing software, has promised to further revamp its security controls. With COVID-19 driving a surge in working from home, researchers have been closely reviewing the security of such software.
As April begins, enterprises are starting to re-evaluate their COVID-19 response plans, says crisis management expert Regina Phelps. What are the other pandemic response planning phases we can expect to see as infections spread and quarantines continue?
Researchers at security firm Guardicore Labs are tracking a botnet they call Vollgar that's targeting devices running vulnerable Microsoft SQL Server databases with brute-force attacks and planting cryptominers in the infected databases.
Italian officials are investigating whether a disruption this week of access to the country's social security website was due to a hacking incident or a network overwhelmed by demand for benefits offered during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.
What missteps led to hackers stealing details on 145 million Americans from Equifax in 2017? The answer to that question can be found in numerous reports and a Justice Department indictment. Security researcher Adrian Sanabria says they're essential reading for anyone responsible for cybersecurity defenses.
The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, gives individuals the right to learn about the personal data collected and shared about them over the past 12 months, and requires companies to not only provide timely responses to Data Subject Requests (DSRs), but to also...
The day after security researcher Patrick Wardle disclosed two zero-day vulnerabilities in the macOS client version of Zoom's teleconferencing platform, the company on Thursday rushed out patches for these flaws and one other.