Category: Access control

Access control, Data loss, Security, Threats & Malware

15 Billion Credentials Currently Up for Grabs on Hacker Forums

July 8, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Fifteen billion usernames and passwords for a range of internet services are currently for sale on underground forums – shedding light on the sheer scope of compromised credentials that are fueling account takeovers on the internet. A report released Wednesday […]

Access control, Security

Rethinking Enterprise Access, Post-COVID-19

June 24, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

As we look to reopen the economy, a lot of muscle memory will have to be relearned. The old way of doing things isn’t going to make it in the post-COVID-19 world. Too much is on the line, for both […]

Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Microsoft Boosts Protections for US AccountGuard Users

June 22, 2020

Via: Security Week

Part of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, AccountGuard was introduced in 2018 to “protect organizations that underpin democracy from cyberattacks.” Initially available to candidates for federal, state and local office in the United States and their campaigns, the service has since […]

Access control, Network security, Security

Banking on Data Security in a Time of Insecurity

June 2, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

CIOs at financial institutions have a lot to think about every day. Fraud. Data breaches. Integrating IT systems after a merger. It’s a tough job, and it’s one that usually goes unnoticed unless there’s a problem. But one thing that […]

Access control, Security

Identification and access management: some possible futures

May 22, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The demise of the password has been picking up speed since Bill Gates sounded its death-knell in 2004. While famed as one of the oldest security tools in the world of software and the internet, passwords are increasingly letting users […]

Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

How Chatbots Can Help Bridge Business Continuity and Cybersecurity

May 15, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

A quick web search for “chatbots and security” brings up results warning you about the security risks of using these virtual agents. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find that this artificial intelligence (AI) technology could actually help address […]

Access control, Security

Passwords still widely used, despite known weaknesses

May 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Nearly a third (29%) of organizations in Europe and the Middle East still see usernames and passwords as one of the most effective means to protect access to their IT infrastructure, two years after the inventor of the complex static […]

Access control, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

Latest cyber scam sees criminals try to steal Zoom account details

April 21, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Some of the most popular video conferencing software platforms in use today are facing a number of new attacks from criminals looking to steal user login details. According to experts at security firm Proofpoint, services such as Zoom and WebEx […]

Access control, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

Stolen Zoom Credentials: Hackers Sell Cheap Access

April 16, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

One measure of the popularity of the Zoom teleconferencing software: Cybercrime forums are listing an increasing number of stolen or cracked accounts for sale. Using these credentials, miscreants could “Zoom bomb” calls by showing up uninvited, potentially record and leak […]

Access control, Network security, Security

Lock Down Personal Smart Devices to Improve Enterprise IoT Security

April 9, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

The presence of internet of things (IoT) devices in employee’s homes is a neglected item in many enterprise threat models. Caution is certainly warranted here, but it’s entirely possible to improve your risk awareness and secure smart devices in a […]