Banks Highly Vulnerable to Inside Attacks

Banks Highly Vulnerable to Inside Attacks

Banks are more serious about information security than most companies in other industries, but they’re still regularly robbed to the tune of millions and even billions of dollars. In 2016, $81 million was siphoned from the Bank of Bangladesh—just one of many gang attacks. Last year, thieves took $100 million in ... Read More
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Pre-Internet Vulnerability Levels

Modernized Industrial Systems Still at Pre-Internet Vulnerability Levels

| | ICS, Industrial, iot
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) were developed decades ago when any thoughts of security centered on locking down the physical plant. That’s because they were designed, developed and deployed before the internet took root, much less blossomed into the internet of things (IoT). Despite efforts to modernize these systems—or perhaps because ... Read More
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GDPR Affects IAM Usage

How GDPR Affects IAM Usage

GDPR is placing a lot of demands on companies to protect the privacy of individuals. But what does that mean for identity management? The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25 and aims to protect the identity of individuals. Unfortunately, its requirements are more complex than ... Read More
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IAM in a Gig Economy

Tips for Using IAM in a Gig Economy

IAM can be challenging for security teams and downright vexing for freelance and short-term contract workers. These tips will help smooth the IAM path for all. Even in the strong U.S. economy—or perhaps because of it—layoffs of permanent personnel are common and an army of freelance or gig workers are ... Read More
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Healthcare Data Breaches

3 Payloads in Healthcare Data Breaches

| | Data breach, health care
The news is full of a variety of attacks on healthcare data, ranging from ransomware attacks on small clinics and large hospitals to the massive data theft from the behemoth Veteran’s Administration and myriad threats in between. But as is the case with attacks in other sectors, typically little thought ... Read More
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Training Machine Learning

3 Tips in Training Machine Learning for Security Work

If you’ve been evaluating new security tools, you’ve undoubtedly heard machine learning (ML) touted many times. It is fast becoming the backbone of all modern software, security systems included. Thus, it appears that resistance is futile, as some version of Skynet is likely inevitable—although which version ultimately manifests depends entirely ... Read More
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Machine Learning Security

6 Ways Machine Learning Can Help with Security

If you were to believe all the marketing buzz about machine learning, you would think it the answer to all security teams’ prayers. But it isn’t. At least not yet. Even so, machine learning is pretty powerful tech and there are places it can be helpful to your security measures ... Read More
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Security GDPR Compliance

6 Tricky Obstacles Security Teams Face in GDPR Compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25 and the penalties are stiff for failing to comply. Many are still unsure whether their companies are safely out of harm’s way. The regulation is long and full of terrors, to be sure. However, resistance is futile. “Many ... Read More
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Stealing Infrastructure Cryptomining Attacks

Stealing Infrastructure: Cryptomining Attacks on Container Environments

| | containers, cryptomining
Usually the target is data and the goal is theft. But thieves are expanding their horizons and aiming to cash in elsewhere. A new target recently exposed by researchers at Aqua Research is computing resources: The team says containers are being commandeered for cyptocurrency mining, or cryptomining. “We think that ... Read More
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What Security Pros Need to Know About Machine Learning in the Year Ahead

What Security Pros Need to Know About Machine Learning in the Year Ahead

| | AI, machine learning
If you are to believe the marketing hype, artificial intelligence (AI) is a superhuman security entity that far supersedes your puny, mortal skills. But that’s just swill for the bean counters who likely wish they could dump payroll as a line item from their budget spreadsheet. It’s certainly not the ... Read More
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