In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
A surprising improvement in loss ratios for cyber insurance providers in 2021 means the rapid rise in premiums might at last subside later this year. The loss ratio declined for the first time since 2018 despite the frequency and severity of claims filed for cyberattacks increasing again in 2021.
In the coming weeks, U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a new executive order to prevent and detect identity theft involving public benefits. Jeremy Grant, coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, discusses the challenges ahead for the government in combating criminal and identity fraud.
Establishing Zero Trust in hybrid cloud environments starts with strong access management. From multi-factor authentication to least privilege access, this eBook covers best practices for securing Identity in the cloud with CyberArk Identity Security Solutions and AWS IAM Solutions, including:-Single Sign-On (SSO) and...
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what should global CISOs and security teams do to ensure that their organizations stay protected? Beyond following cybersecurity agencies' guidance, experts offer advice on how to brief the board of directors, appeal for resources, support teams and more.
On this week's "Sound Off," we ask John Kindervag, the founder of Zero Trust, for his reaction to the recently released Office of Management and Budget federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward a mature Zero Trust architecture.
Researchers report that because of increased use of multifactor authentication, attackers are developing phishing kits that steal tokens and bypass this trusted layer of security, enabling them to "man in the middle" a browser session and steal credentials and session cookies in real time.
Four ISMG editors discuss: how too many organizations fail to implement basic cybersecurity defenses - such as MFA; a proposed lawsuit against health insurer Excellus that calls for an improvement to its data security program; and strategies for securing open-source and other software components.
OMB on Wednesday released a federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward mature zero trust architectures. White House officials say the new strategy - with a focus on MFA, asset inventories, traffic encryption, and more - is a key step in delivering on Biden's May 2021 executive order.
Social engineering scams are on the rise worldwide. In the last year, the number of social engineering scams have increased 57%, and impostor scams were the number one type of fraud reported by consumers, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Legacy fraud prevention controls that rely on device, IP and...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Customer authentication is a critical component of almost every application that exists because it serves as a product gateway impacting 100% of customers. While it is a standard feature, it is not easy to get right and the stakes for getting it right are higher than ever: 46% of customers abandon a transaction...
"There are so many basics we need to get right," says Daniel Dresner, professor of cyber security at Manchester University. In this interview, he discusses the cybersecurity practices that he recommends to make the task of securing small- to medium-sized enterprises less overwhelming.
The White House is preparing executive branch agencies to adopt "zero trust" network architectures by 2024, with CISA and the OMB overseeing the creation of technology road maps that departments must follow. This is a major component of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.
The most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers is a large, U.S.-based business with at least $100 million in revenue, not operating in the healthcare or education sector, with remote access available via remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials, threat intelligence firm Kela reports.