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.
Information security truisms: 2017 was the year of more cybersecurity - more attacks, more spending, more defenses, more breaches - and 2018 will see more of everything "cyber," plus GDPR enforcement, proxy wars online and more.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to update its 6-year-old cybersecurity guidance for how publicly traded firms report data breaches to investors. Experts expect the refined guidance to cover insider trading program rules, breach notifications and business models.
In the Face of Advanced Threats, is Your Organization's Security Posture Reactive or Proactive?
Today's most advanced threat actors - whether external or internal - are stealthier than ever and able to hide within one's systems for days, weeks or even months as they gather intel and prepare to strike. Sixty-one...
If you want to anticipate a prospective hacker's moves, then you'd better be able to think like one. Whether corporations like it or not, they're actually being tested by cyber criminals as we speak.
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The definition of then term "cyologist";
Why we need to...
With just a few months left until the EU's General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced, too many so-called "experts" are spreading fear and falsehoods about the regulation, says Brian Honan, a Dublin-based cybersecurity consultant, who clarifies misperceptions in an in-depth interview.
The latest ISMG Security Report features a special report on securing medical devices. Healthcare security leaders from the FDA, an academic medical center and a medical device manufacturer share their insights on the challenges involved.
2016 was a year where more was more in the security world. The implications of the unprecedented leaks of comprehensive data sets, from political to intellectual property concerns, will have major impacts on the security landscape for years to come.
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Why classic attack vectors...
Are unpatched vulnerabilities leaving you at risk?
At the rate of almost half of all attack types, hackers are using injection attacks to take advantage of vulnerabilities in operating systems and applications to penetrate networks and databases.
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How attackers are using...
With both money and personal information at stake, financial services organizations continue to be a magnet for cybercrime.
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Notable attacks against financial institutions in 2016;
Prevalent methods of attack utulized by cybercriminals;
Best practices for banks to...
If you want to anticipate a prospective hacker's moves, then you'd better be able to think like one. That's the position of Terry Cutler, an ethical hacker who dedicates his time to testing organization's cybersecurity defenses - and their people.
U.S. government agencies now find themselves having to comply with Binding Operational Directive 18-01 to enhance email and web security. But what are the immediate tasks for agencies to undertake?
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The toughest compliance task facing...
We all see the headlines about high-profile breaches that started because of a phishing exploit. But how severe is the global email infiltration problem?
90 percent of data breaches investigated by the secret service, law enforcement, and forensic companies start from an email infiltration, according to the the...