The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report digs into the WhatsApp flaw that paved the way for spyware installation. Also: Microsoft patches old operating systems and a 'virtual CISO' sizes up security challenges.
Tenable recently teamed with Ponemon Institute on a global study exploring how cyber risk disrupts business operations in both the private and public sectors. The latest report focuses on the public sector, revealing they're at serious risk of cyberattack.
Agency IT security organizations must quickly identify and...
CISOs and other security leaders know they can't find and fix every vulnerability. Yet, that's what's expected. So, what can you do?
The short answer: Work smarter, not harder. To do that, you need to reduce the vast universe of potential vulnerabilities down to a subset of the vulnerabilities that matter...
Microsoft has taken the extraordinary step of issuing patches for its old XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. The problem is an easy-to-exploit Remote Desktop Services vulnerability that could be turned into a worm.
What's it like for a small, not-for-profit healthcare entity to deal with the consequences of a ransomware attack? The president of a substance abuse treatment center shares his first-hand experience - and lessons learned.
The indictment of two Chinese men for a 2014 cyberattack on health insurer Anthem that compromised information on nearly 80 million individuals contains extensive details about the incident that security professionals can use to help with their breach prevention strategies.
Equifax has reported a loss in its latest quarter due to ongoing incident response, legal, investigative and corporate information security overhaul costs resulting from its 2017 data breach. The credit reporting giant says that so far, it's spent $1.4 billion as a result of the massive breach.
A former Hewlett Packard Enterprise worker has pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging an Oregon Medicaid system and causing it to fail a few days after he was laid off by the vendor. What can others learn from this insider incident?
A sophisticated nation-state spy network has quietly exploited a backdoor in Microsoft Exchange servers that gave attackers unprecedented access to the emails of at least three targets over five years, security firm ESET warns.
An unsecured database belonging to Canadian mobile operator Freedom Mobile exposed personal details and unencrypted payment card data, according to two security researchers who discovered the data. The database has since been secured, with Freedom Mobile blaming the error on a third-party provider.
With cyberattacks, online espionage and data breaches happening at a seemingly nonstop pace, Western intelligence agencies are bringing many of their capabilities out of the shadows to help businesses and individuals better safeguard themselves and respond. We need all the help we can get.
In what may be a case of industrial espionage, Massachusetts-based drug development company Charles River Laboratories has reported a cyberattack involving the copying of client data by an intruder. Why is IP theft a growing worry for the healthcare sector?
Federal regulators and medical device maker Philips have issued alerts about a security vulnerability in the company's Tasy electronic medical records system that could put patient data at risk. How common is this type of vulnerability?
An independent security researcher is warning about a vulnerability in peer-to-peer software used in millions of IoT devices that could allow a hacker to eavesdrop on conversations or turn these items into a botnet.
As governments around the world continue plans to build out their nations' 5G networks, worries persist about whether Chinese manufacturers can be trusted. But the British government apparently is ready to allow Huawei to supply "noncore" parts of its network, and the Netherlands may be ready to follow suit.