A newly released report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office on the massive 2017 Equifax data breach provides a postmortem look at what went wrong, centering on the credit bureau's identification, detection, segmentation and data governance, as well as a failure to rate-limit database requests.
Plaintiffs in a class action suit against Premera Blue Cross allege the company willfully destroyed a computer that may have shown that attackers actually removed data from its systems during a 2014 intrusion. Premera contends the computer, dubbed A23567-D, was "unintentionally" tagged end of life and destroyed.
A previously unnamed U.S. energy company that agreed to a record $2.7 million settlement after it left 30,000 records about its information security assets exposed online for 70 days in violation of energy sector cybersecurity regulations has been named as California utility PG&E.
Even though SSH keys are the credentials that provide the most privileged access in an organisation (including root-level privileges), they are routinely untracked, unmanaged and unmonitored. This guide provides four steps to protect and take control of your SSH keys to minimise your risk of intrusion.
A recently published survey of more than 400 security professionals in the UK, Germany and the US measured how well their organizations implemented security controls for SSH keys. The results show that most organizations are underprepared to protect against SSH-based attacks, with fewer than half following industry...
You know that your organisation is using SSH to safeguard privileged access, but you may not realize that your SSH keys could be vulnerable to insider and cyber threats.
The majority of those we surveyed didn't. Results from a recent study show that most organisations don't have the SSH visibility or security...
Alexis Castellani spent a decade with the FBI, focused primarily on counter-terrorism. Now she is bringing some of these same skills to bear in her role as a cyber fraud prevention executive at Citi. What insights can she share on fraudsters and their schemes?
After a career in law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels, Shape Security's Dan Woods has learned a lot about fraud and fraudsters. He offers insight on how to get to know attackers and put that knowledge to work.
Whoever unleashed malware built to disrupt last month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, designed it to look like it had been executed by a group of hackers tied to North Korea. But researchers at the security firm Kaspersky Lab say any such attribution would be false.
Equifax has identified 2.4 million U.S. consumers whose names and snippets of their driver's license numbers were stolen, adding to one of the worst breaches in history, which resulted in personal data for most U.S. adults being exposed.
Following the online attack against the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, some pundits were quick to guess that Russia was involved. But some attribution experts call the rush to attribute any cyberattack premature or even "irresponsible."
As big-data analytics matures, it will play a bigger role, but security information and event management software, or SIEMs, will also remain essential, contends Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The steady stream of new reports about years-old breaches continues as Imgur, the popular photo-sharing service, belatedly warns that it suffered a breach in 2014 that compromised 1.7 million users' accounts.
A British man who was initially arrested on suspicion of hacking English socialite Pippa Middleton's iCloud account has been sentenced to serve a three-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to unrelated fraud and blackmail crimes. But he may also have ties to The Dark Overlord extortion gang.
The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley after he shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town. The revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate over the use of strong encryption to protect consumers and their devices.