Hackers behind the mega-breach at Equifax stole data in May, but they - or other attackers - penetrated the credit bureau's systems in March, exploiting a vulnerability for which Apache Struts had issued a patch, just four days prior.
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed three of six counts in a complaint filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against IoT manufacturer D-Link that alleges its sloppy security practices deceived consumers. The FTC has until Oct. 20 to amend the complaint.
When creating a security action plan, not enough organizations include provisions for communicating with the police, says Kenrick Bagnall, a detective constable in the cybercrime unit of the Toronto Police Service.
Craig Gibson of Trend Micro has spent more than a decade researching the topic of security orchestration. He offers tactical advice for how organizations can best deploy their human resources to best maximize security across the enterprise.
In North America, many organizations mistakenly believe the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation won't impact them, says Robert Mills of the Information Security Forum. "If they are multinational and holding EU data, it does apply to them," he points out.
Most organizations are good at collecting threat intelligence, but they struggle to operationalize it - and especially to use it for threat attribution. Arbor Network's Paul Bowen tells where organizations are commonly missing the mark.
A federal watchdog agency has announced it will scrutinize HHS's incident response capabilities as well as Obamacare's security controls. The agency has also issued a new report finding security gaps in Alabama's Medicaid information systems security.
Given the current threat environment, it's urgent that organizations add technical experts to their boards of directors to help ensure the development of effective cybersecurity strategies, says Art Coviello, retired chairman of RSA.
Securing a hybrid environment comes with inherent complexities - but there also are some misconceptions about security, says Tony Goulding of Centrify. He dispels the myths and sheds light on the new realities.
Information security professionals to the U.S. government: Please put up or shut up over Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, by either showing evidence that others can independently judge, or else dropping your vague insinuations.
Canada led North America in EMV adoption, and now it is seeing a commensurate growth in card-not-present fraud. Gord Jamieson of Visa Canada describes how Visa is responding to this latest wave of CNP fraud.
Equifax is disputing Bloomberg's report that it suffered an undisclosed data breach, discovered in March, that predates the massive breach that began in May. Instead, Equifax says the March incident involved its payroll service and that it notified all victims and required regulators.
Many recent data breaches, including the Equifax incident, show that "applications are really the vulnerable entry point into organizations and ultimately to organizations' data," says Alex Mosher of CA Technologies.
In the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: a look at the former Equifax chief information security officer and whether her lack of academic credentials in IT or IT security is relevant to the massive breach at the credit reporting agency.