22,900 MongoDB Databases Held to Ransom by Hacker Threatening to Report Firms for GDPR Violations

Hackers are once again finding unsecured MongoDB databases carelessly left exposed on the internet, wiping their contents, and leaving a ransom note demanding a cryptocurrency payment for the data’s safe return. As ...

Understanding the Purpose of Security Controls and the Need for Compliance

What are the brakes on a car designed to do? I have asked this question many times when speaking to customers or organizations who were dipping their toes into the audit space ...

Into the Dark: Scratching the Surface of the Dark Web and Its Potential Risks to Users

Numerous data leaks appeared on the dark web in the second quarter of 2020. At the end of May, for instance, Cyble found a government database containing the personal information of more ...

What to Expect from Brazil’s New Data Protection Law

The European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is one of the most influential consumer privacy laws that has affected 500,000 companies throughout the world. This law has played a crucial role in ...

Find a PlayStation 4 vulnerability and earn over $50,000

Do you think you have found a vulnerability in the Sony PlayStation 4 or the PlayStation Network? If so, you could be heading towards a sizeable sum of money. That’s because Sony ...

How to Reduce the Risk of Misoperations in Your Bulk Electric Systems

Reliability is essential to the functionality of an electric power grid. This principle guarantees that a constant qualitative and quantitative supply of electric power is flowing from a provider to businesses, homes ...

State of Insider Data Breaches in 2020

Organizations protect critical assets and sensitive information from the outside world by continually updating their security controls and policies. However, the origin of a breach is not always outside of the organization, ...

Transportation Systems Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guide

As smart ticketing systems and technological solutions become more prevalent in the transportation industry, the issue of transportation systems’ cybersecurity becomes a greater concern. Transportation Systems Cybersecurity is a Major Concern In ...

Copied master key forces South African bank to replace 12 million cards

Fraudsters stole more than $3.2 million from the banking division of South Africa’s post office, after – in a catastrophic breach of security – employees printed out the bank’s master key. According ...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Dominates the Cybersecurity World

Cybersecurity is not a static world. You can say that it is a social system, it affects and is affected by its surrounding environment. For example, back in 2018, it was the ...