Findings from CyberTheory's 2021 Third Quarter Review indicate that criminals are exploiting the open-source supply chain, and those exploits are proving much more difficult to identify, defend and stop in terms of complexity and depth than we've seen before, says CyberTheory's director, Steve King.
A newspaper reporter in Missouri who responsibly reported the exposure of Social Security numbers on a state government website has been accused of malicious hacking by the state's governor. The governor alleged the publication of the vulnerability after it was fixed was part of a "political vendetta."
The number of breach reports filed by U.S. organizations looks set to break records, as breaches tied to phishing, ransomware and supply chain attacks keep surging, the Identity Theft Resource Center warns. It says that there's also been a rise in tardy breach notifications containing little detail.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of product security, the impact of ransomware on healthcare sector entities during the pandemic and thinking about cybersecurity awareness creatively.
Applications, in particular Web Applications, have become a top target for threat actors. Organizations have long relied on Web App Firewalls (WAFs) to protect themselves from common threats such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and remote file inclusion. In an increasing number of cases, however, protecting...
The gaming industry incorporates user and financial data systems uncommon to other businesses. Personal account information, in-game transactions, and buyer-seller marketplaces utilizing credit cards are common elements of gaming app ecosystems. Players trust that gaming companies are protecting their personal...
Who had heard of Syniverse before it recently disclosed a five-year breach, potentially exposing call-routing data and text messages for hundreds of mobile phone networks? The incident is just the latest supply chain attack to hit a lesser-known but nevertheless critical service provider.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why enterprises need a multilayered approach to securing identity, how fraud will evolve in 2022 and the need to secure backdoors to prevent ransomware attacks.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how a cryptocurrency exchange bug has revealed North Korean monero laundering. Also featured are cyber insurance trends and cybercrime innovation.
Whenever your organization creates and delivers mobile applications to either employees or end-customers, they are essentially also delivering a blue-print to bad actors on how to access your organization’s sensitive data.
As a security professional, you are already aware that “In-App” protection complements...
The world is experiencing a cybercrime pandemic, which is a direct consequence of COVID-19, according to Amit Basu, CISO and CIO at International Seaways. He offers proactive prevention measures, based on his own experience, for how organizations can stay safe and secure.
It is more important than ever to make applications robust and secure, but traditional application security has not kept pace with the demands of development and deployment. More needs to be done and as early in the software development lifecycle as possible.
The Checkmarx portfolio of products includes SAST, SCA,...
The top three tactics attackers have been using to break into corporate and government networks are brute-forcing passwords, exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities, and social engineering via malicious emails, says security firm Kaspersky in a roundup of its 2020 incident response investigations.
Apple patched a software vulnerability on Monday that researchers say was used to deliver spyware via its iMessage platform to the mobile phones of activists. But a few changes to iMessage could make it safer overall for individuals at high risk of surveillance, says an Apple security expert.
In the automotive Industry, software quality is paramount and software metrics are an important measure of that quality. However, no single metric can give a definitive measure of the quality of software and automotive suppliers need to agree with their OEM both the metrics they require and the acceptable limits of...