The U.S. Department of Defense uncovered almost 350 vulnerabilities in the department's networks as part of its experimental bug bounty program launched on American Independence Day. The week-long bug bounty challenge called "Hack U.S." ran from July 4 to July 11.
North Korean is using weaponized versions of open source utilities to spy on the technology, defense and entertainment sectors worldwide. Microsoft says it spotted fake profiles of supposed job recruiters who really are Pyongyang hackers manipulating victims into downloading Trojans.
Cloudflare has joined forces with 26 venture capital firms to provide up to $1.25 billion in financing to startups building on the company's developer platform. The Workers Launchpad Funding Program will connect developers with investors around the world to scale their startups faster.
A Maryland couple faces federal indictment for an alleged conspiracy to provide the Russian government with military medical records. Anna Gabrielian and U.S. Army Maj. Jamie Lee Henry supplied an undercover FBI agent with medical records of military personnel.
Security firms must increasingly follow U.S. government security requirements even if they don't serve federal agencies themselves, says Avi Shua, Orca Security co-founder and CEO. That's because cloud vendors such as Orca often serve businesses that contract or subcontract with the U.S. government.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how organizations can comply with the new PCI DSS 4.0 requirements, whether other countries should follow the U.S. lead on legislating software bills of materials, and key strategies for CISOs preparing for an economic downturn.
Hackers, possibly Chinese, are exploiting Microsoft Exchange zero-day vulnerabilities to apparently implant backdoors and steal credentials. The computing giant says it doesn't yet have a patch, telling systems administrators to instead implement workarounds.
Atos turned down an unsolicited $4.12 billion offer from rival Onepoint to acquire the French conglomerate's $4.8 billion cybersecurity, big data and digital business. Atos received a letter of intent Tuesday related to the acquisition of its Evidian business by Onepoint and private equity fund ICG.
A watchdog security audit of a south Texas VA center identified a variety of deficiencies related to legacy systems still in use years after no longer being supported with vendor updates. The findings represent the state of security at many organizations across the healthcare sector, experts say.
Zscaler has bought out of stealth a startup established by the founders of Lacework to automate security management and dramatically reduce incident resolution time. ShiftRight will give customers real-time visibility into their security posture and help them manage an influx of risks and incidents.
Hackers may shift malware attacks into technical environments beyond the reach of endpoint detection and response, says Mandiant. The threat intel firm says it uncovered a novel malware family targeting VMware hypervisors and virtual machine appliances.
Over his 23-year career in cybersecurity, Tom Kellermann has focused on policy, endpoints and even strategic investments. Now, in his new role as senior vice president of cyber strategy at Contrast Security, his mission is to protect code security - particularly in the public and financial sectors.
The United States is arguably involved in a cyberwar against Russia and China - and appears to be losing. In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Tom Kellerman of Contrast Security and Richard Bird of Traceable.ai discuss what the U.S. government and companies need to do to win this cyberwar.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses what went wrong for Optus in the wake of one of Australia's biggest data breach incidents, the state of code security today and the growing trend of private equity firms pursuing take-private deals.
"It's stupid and adds zero value," writes Ian Keller, director of security at a telecom company, about connecting hospital networks - and especially life-sustaining information - to the internet. He encourages CISOs to be socially responsible about their moral obligation to patients.