Why the Future Needs Passwordless Authentication

December 2, 2021

As of September, Microsoft users no longer have to rely on passwords when logging in to their accounts. The Redmond-based tech giant noted that users could instead use its authenticator app, Windows Hello; a physical security key or a verification […]

Why cybersecurity training needs a post-pandemic overhaul

November 23, 2021

COVID-19 may have ushered in the rise of remote work (either temporarily or permanently) but not all organizations were prepared to manage a fully remote workforce and the cybersecurity challenges that come with it. Protecting information assets against threats and […]

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Reality check: Your security hygiene is worse than you think it is

November 18, 2021

Sevco Security published a report which explores the gap between perceptions and realities of security hygiene and asset management. Leveraging findings from ESG’s “Security Hygiene and Posture Management Survey,” Sevco’s report addresses five unfounded perceptions that many security teams assume […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

The worst and most notable ransomware: A quick guide for security pros

December 3, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Ransomware has a long history, dating back to the late 1980s. Today, it’s generating billions of dollars in revenue for the criminal groups behind it. Victims incur recovery costs even if they pay the ransom. Sophos reports that the average […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Former Employee Accused of Being Behind Ubiquiti Hack

December 2, 2021

Via: Security Week

The US-based communications and IoT device maker informed customers in January that it had suffered a data breach related to a cloud services provider. The company said at the time that it had no evidence of user data being compromised, […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Data Hacked for 400,000 Planned Parenthood LA Patients

December 2, 2021

Via: Security Week

A hacker installed computer malware between Oct. 9 and Oct. 17 and “exfiltrated” files containing patient names and possibly addresses, insurance and medical information, including procedures they may have undergone, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles warned Tuesday. “Patients are encouraged to […]

Privacy protection, Security

China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) presents challenges for CISOs

December 2, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The manner in which companies do business in China saw a monumental change take effect on November 1 when China’s new Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) took effect. First announced in August 2021, it was clear entities with a China […]