All employees should consider upholding the security of the organization part of their job regardless of their official role at the company, says Equifax Business Information Security Officer Michael Owens. But creating an organization-wide cybersecurity culture is easier said than done.
With fraudsters evolving their tactics and tricking a growing number of people with authorized payment scams, it's time for banks and security solution providers to explore new ways to protect consumers who are left holding the bag, says Ian Mitchell, managing partner at Omega FinCrime.
Emails encrypted through Microsoft Office are vulnerable to attacks that can reveal the original content of messages due to shortcomings in the protocol, says WithSecure security researcher Harry Sintonen. Microsoft says it may finally abandon its use of the Electronic Code Book algorithm.
A phishing and fraud prevention vendor has bought a startup founded by Qualys' longtime engineering leader to help organizations more effectively discover and monitor assets. Red Sift says its purchase of Hardenize will help customers assess the security of their digital asset inventory.
Vista Equity Partners and KnowBe4 have struck a deal to take the security awareness giant private for $4.6 billion in this week's second massive security acquisition. The agreement comes after the Austin, Texas-based investment firm upped its offer by $380 million, or nearly 4%, to $24.90 per share.
A Georgia-based cancer testing laboratory has reported to federal regulators a phishing breach affecting the sensitive information of nearly 245,000 individuals. It is the lab's second hacking breach affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals reported over the last six months.
Whether for profit or in furtherance of Russian geopolitical interests - or both - former members of the Conti ransomware group have been targeting networks operated by the Ukrainian government and businesses, as well as European nonprofit organizations, Google's Threat Analysis Group reports.
CISO Marcin Szczepanik recalls when his team's budget was cut dramatically after the onset of the pandemic. He wanted to invest in the latest state-of-the-art tools but prioritized his costs and focused on email security - a move that improved the company's level of cyber maturity.
Why is business identity theft increasing, and what are the latest tactics fraudsters are using to scam businesses and gig workers? Eva Velasquez, CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center, shares her views on how business identity theft has evolved over the years and how to prevent it.
Insurance market giant Lloyd's of London says that starting next year, its cyber insurance policies will no longer cover state-sponsored cyberattacks. But with attribution being inherently tricky, expect this move to be tested in court, says Jonathan Armstrong, a partner at Cordery law firm.
In the latest weekly update, four Information Security Media Group editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including the high cost of BEC scams, a Cuba ransomware gang's attack on Montenegro, and why so many hacktivists couldn't overcome the technical ennui of the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar.
Ransomware gets the headlines, and phishing sets off the most alerts, but business email compromise costs enterprises the most - more than $43 billion since 2016. U.S. Secret Service agents Stephen Dougherty and Michael Johns discuss the criticality of rapid detection and response.
Identity and access management giant Okta says some customer data was exposed by the "relentless phishing campaign" that breached Twilio, which it uses to provide some SMS services. Twilio says attackers accessed data for 163 customer organizations.
An Iranian government-backed hacking group known as Charming Kitten has updated its malware arsenal to include an email inbox scraping tool, proof of the group's dedication to developing and maintaining purpose-built capabilities. The tool spoofs the user agent to look like an outdated browser.
In the tit-for-tat world of advanced persistent threats, security measures set by Microsoft such as multifactor authentication are being met by Russian hacking group APT29 with circumvention techniques. Mandiant says it's seeing several new hacking methods by the group, also known as Cozy Bear.