The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes new details emerging from the SolarWinds supply chain hack investigation. Also featured: A discussion of why security education is so crucial in 2021 and tips on how to retain security and operations center analysts.
The physical breach of the U.S. Capitol by a violent mob, members of which allegedly accessed lawmakers' systems and stole devices, offers cybersecurity professional lessons to learn on authentication, encryption and more, says cybersecurity expert Brian Honan.
Documents on COVID-19 vaccines and medications - including some containing personal information - that were stolen in a cyberattack last month on the European Medicines Agency have been leaked on the internet.
A recently identified mobile remote access Trojan dubbed "Rogue," which exploits Google's Firebase development platform, targets Android devices to exfiltrate personal data and can deliver other malware, according to Check Point Research. The RAT is being offered for sale or rent in darknet forums.
Investigators probing the supply chain attack that hit SolarWinds say attackers successfully hacked the company's Microsoft Visual Studio development tools to add a backdoor into Orion network monitoring security software builds. They warn that other vendors may have been similarly subverted.
A vulnerability in a GitHub repository belonging to the United Nations Environment Program exposed over 100,000 employee records, including personally identifiable information, contact details and other sensitive data, according to a group of independent security researchers. The flaw has been patched.
The Forrester Report outlines 10 core functional areas of identity management and governance (IMG) and provides the best practices for building and operationalizing an effective IMG program across each functional area.
Key Findings of the report:
Rightsize user roles to overcome overprovisioned group...
According to Gartner security and risk management (SRM) leaders responsible for identity and access management (IAM) and fraud detection should "Target a SaaS or cloud-based deployment first, dropping back to on-premises only if there are specific needs that cannot be overcome or addressed."
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The "Sunburst" backdoor deployed in the breach of SolarWinds' Orion network monitoring tool uses some of the same code found in the "Kazuar" backdoor, which security researchers have previously tied to Russian hackers, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
Information security and privacy professionals responsible for safeguarding personal information have been left in limbo as the U.K. exits the EU. But the transfer of Europeans' data from EU member nations to the U.K. can continue unimpeded for six months until the EU makes a final ruling on the issue.
The "remote workforce" of 2020 is gone. Now we're talking about the new, permanent "branch office" - and it comes with its own unique set of cybersecurity concerns, says Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs. He discusses new social engineering trends and how to respond.
As IT ecosystems continue to evolve, so do attackers and their methods. Since exploitation can happen anywhere across the modern attack surface - from on-premises and cloud infrastructure to applications - the scope of your vulnerability risk management (VRM) program can no longer be limited to just critical...