Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
A new initiative aims to create a standards-based nationwide patient credential and matching ecosystem to ultimately improve matching patients with their electronic health information, says Scott Stuewe, CEO of DirectTrust, the nonprofit, vendor-neutral organization that is leading the effort.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
Apple, Google and Microsoft are joining forces to back a standard that will allow websites and apps to offers passwordless sign-ins across devices and platforms. The three OS and browsing giants have put their weight behind a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance.
This ISMG Security Report analyzes the decline in the number of organizations hit by ransomware who choose to pay a ransom to the attackers. It also examines how to better protect digital identities in the healthcare sector and how security decision-makers can use metrics to achieve better outcomes.
As one embarks on a zero trust journey, it's best to start with a network approach, according to Amit Basu, who is vice president, chief information officer and chief information security officer at International Seaways, a New York-based tanker company.
New cyber incident reporting rules are set to come into effect in the U.S. on May 1. Banks in the country will be required to notify regulators within 36 hours after an organization suffers a qualifying "computer-security incident." What does this mean for banks, and what are the likely challenges?
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
How does one decide the right approach to zero trust, and what are some important considerations to keep in mind? A panel of experts - Brett Winterford, Chirag Joshi and Jay Hira - share their in-depth views and discuss issues including how to take an identity-centric zero trust approach.
During its January cyberattack, Lapsus$ accessed tenants and viewed applications such as Slack and Jira for only two Okta customers. The threat actor actively controlled a single workstation used by a Sitel support engineer for 25 consecutive minutes on Jan. 21, according to a forensic report.
Identity experts urge the Biden administration to accelerate the deployment of mobile driver's licenses and ensure identity theft victims get direct assistance. These are among the four items experts say must be added to an upcoming executive order focused on preventing and detecting identity theft.
Private equity giant Thoma Bravo has agreed to purchase identity security powerhouse SailPoint for $6.9 billion in the sixth-biggest cybersecurity acquisition of all time. The deal will give SailPoint the flexibility needed to support its customers, expand its markets and accelerate innovation.
New BeyondTrust CEO Janine Seebeck plans to help privileged users protect themselves by applying machine learning to detect patterns in the data generated across BeyondTrust's 20,000 customers. She starts as BeyondTrust's CEO July 1 and replaces Matt Dircks, who has led the company since 2014.