Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The Department of Justice indicts Russians for allegedly running an industrialized troll factory designed to influence U.S. politics. Also, a feature in Australia's new real-time payment system could be abused by identity thieves.
Google is prepping its Chrome browser to brand as "not secure" every site a user tries to visit that does not use HTTPS encryption by default. The move is meant to push more sites to use HTTPS to secure communications and help block eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Orwell got it wrong: People are less likely to surrender their privacy to a totalitarian state than to the lure of sharing holiday snaps, cat videos or the route and time they took for their latest cycling, jogging or kiteboarding outing, as captured by a wearable fitness device.
This monthly Security Agenda will highlight some of the most recent additions to our course library. This month's edition features Christiana Care's Anahi Santiago on 2018 risk management priorities. Another influencer, Lewin and Associates' Dr. Jack Lewin discusses the latest medical device security threats. This...
Fitness app and website developer Strava has landed in hot water after publishing a global heat map that shows users' workout routes in aggregate. By doing so, the firm has inadvertently revealed military installation layouts and other sensitive information.
How much does it cost to buy cybercrime-enabling products or services? Just $5 and up, security researchers say. Law enforcement agencies warn that small-time players as well as "serious and organized" crime rings are using cybercrime as a service to make illicit profits.
Data broker Equifax has released a revised count of U.K. victims of its massive 2017 data breach, now saying 860,000 residents had their personal details exposed. The data broker is offering its own fraud-monitoring services to breach victims, provided they share their personal details.
Data has never been as valuable. Some see it as "the new oil": a gusher of crude material that can be refined to create vast power and wealth. Today, data can identify patterns and trends that lead to opportunities or help to mitigate risks.
Preparedness, technology tools, smart thinking and expert counsel will...
How confident are you that your mobile users are secure? Only 13% of CIOs are "very confident" their mobile users are secure.
Despite many large businesses being unprepared for GDPR, or serving their employees satisfactorily with mobile technology, senior IT decision-makers recognise that security could enable...
There are two broad camps of readiness with regard to GDPR. Opportunists are starting from a position of relative advantage. They generally have better information governance processes in place and are more likely to have more mature security capabilities. They seek to leverage these attributes, adopting best data...
This edition of the ISMG Security Report takes a look at how ready healthcare organizations are for GDPR compliance. Also featured: comments from Alberto Yepez of Trident Capital on the 2018 outlook for information security companies and a summary of the latest financial fraud trends.
Simple MDM features are no longer sufficient in meeting today's complex enterprise data security requirements. And as the lines between smartphones, tablets and other endpoints continue to blur, UEM allows IT administrators to consolidate management of all device types, regardless of form factor, platform or OS...
Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has been hit with one of the largest fines ever imposed by Britain's data privacy watchdog after an attacker breached its outdated WordPress installation, exposing 3 million customers' and 1,000 employees' personal details.
One of the most alarming breaches of 2015, involving Hong Kong toymaker VTech, has resulted in a $650,000 settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. It's a warning that internet of things security shortcomings - especially involving children's personal data - will have business consequences.