This edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion about why the head of Britain's National Cyber Security Center says the No. 1 cyber risk is not nation-state attackers but ransomware-wielding criminals. Also featured: Western Digital IoT flaws; an FBI agent tracks cybersecurity trends.
Owners of Western Digital My Book Live devices have seen their data remotely wiped by attackers targeting a flaw first detailed in 2019. But WD stopped supporting these devices in 2015, which is a reminder that the best way to secure some types of internet of things devices may be to discard them.
Security specialists are offering preliminary feedback on Microsoft's sneak peek at the new security measures to be included in the Windows 11 operating system, which is slated for release in December.
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
Ransomware attacks have evolved over the years as attackers have come out with new strategies for digital extortion, says Chris Novak, global director of the Threat Research Advisory Center at Verizon Business Group. He shares insight from the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Internet of things security professionals are expressing concern over Amazon's new Sidewalk - a low-bandwidth network program that will allow some of the company's connected and IoT devices to share Wi-Fi access even outside an owner's home.
In the wake of recent attacks on supply chains and critical infrastructure, Adrian Mayers says it's time for cybersecurity to be seen as an issue of national defense, and that cybersecurity leaders throughout the private and public sectors must embrace their role to protect national interests.
The COVID-19 pandemic created unique conditions for technology and surveillance practices to erode global privacy. In this discussion of their RSA Conference keynote, Niloo Howe and David Cole share their research, case studies and analysis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been referred to as a "great equalizer," and in many ways it is - until it isn't. Forrester analyst Allie Mellen, who has studied regional impacts of COVID-19, shares surprising findings from her research.
From identity and access management to cloud migration and connected devices, retired RSA CEO Art Coviello looks beyond the pandemic and says, "It's going to be a Roaring '20s for technology." But he also foresees a potentially calamitous decade for security.
A Belgian security researcher says he uncovered vulnerabilities that affect all modern Wi-Fi security protocols and most wirelessly connected devices, including smartphones, routers and IoT devices. Many tech companies have fixed the flaws to avoid leaks of user data.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether courts can trust evidence collected by Cellebrite's mobile device forensic tools. Also featured: Report shows attackers' dwell times plummeting; a call for partnership with law enforcement.
Does the West want to have its digital existence defined by adversaries, or is it ready to devote the time, resources, expertise and planning required to more fully take control of its evolving destiny? That's the techno-Darwinian call to arms issued by Jeremy Fleming, the director of Britain's GCHQ intelligence...
Law enforcement agencies use forensics tools from Israeli company Cellebrite to gain access to locked mobile devices and extract data. But the creator of encrypted messaging app Signal says he's found vulnerabilities in Cellebrite's tools, raising questions about whether the extracted data can be trusted.
IoT device manufacturer Ubiquiti revealed in a security notice that an attacker had attempted to extort money from the company following a December 2020 cyber incident - a fact not mentioned in the company's earlier notice about the attack.