The California Consumer Privacy Act will help California consumers have better access to their data, and deny which companies look at and use it.
‘Alarming’ Prevalence of IoT and Industrial Control System Vulnerabilities in Real-World Network Study
IoT and industrial control system vulnerabilities are “alarming” in their rampant state, says a report by CyberX called “2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report.” The data illustrates that IoT/ICS networks and unmanaged devices are soft targets for adversaries, increasing the risk of costly downtime, catastrophic safety and environmental incidents, and theft of sensitive intellectual property, the […]
Microsoft is taking the federal government to court over a data request that affects one of its customer companies.
FireEye, Inc. introduces new cloud security capabilities at its annual Cyber Defense Summit, including a strategic partnership with iboss, and availability on Amazon Web Services Marketplace. The FireEye Cloud Security Solution includes capabilities accessible through new cloud versions of FireEye Network Security, new Detection On Demand, a new secure web gateway offering with iboss, as […]
The city of New Bedford, Mass. — not too far away from us here at TechDecisions — recently avoided paying the $5.3 million hackers demanded of it after successfully launching a ransomware attack. The town’s response? Bargain-and-stall. And it worked. Not the usual method An NPR article reports that after IT personnel discovered the attack the day […]
Does your organization trust Google services for email, cloud, etc.? Many U.S. state attorneys general apparently believe its massive rate of data collection makes is more difficult for smaller tech companies to compete, as they’ve launched a probe for potential antitrust violations, according to a recent Reuters report. The Google antitrust probe focuses on “the […]
Put aside your political leanings: there is evidence to suggest that 2020 election hacking in the U.S. is a real possibility. We’ve already told you about the dire need for more secure voting machines; how more than a few Pennsylvania counties will be using out-of-date electoral systems by the time the 2020 elections take place; and […]
AGAT, a security and compliance solutions software provider, announces the launch of SphereShield for Cisco Webex Teams. AGAT SphereShield handles security threats related to authentication and identity, content inspection and data protection. The newly added support for Webex Teams is in addition to AGAT’s established support for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. “The unified […]
“Friendly hackers” were given a very clear directive during this year’s Def Con Voting Village, part of the international hacker conference. And they followed through, much to the dismay of visiting U.S. Congresspeople. Their task was to crack open some test voting equipment to see just how secure the electronic poll books and ballot printers […]
So long as a user account is live and operative within your IT infrastructure, it is a potential gateway into your organization and makes it as easy as leaving a back window open into any device or application on your network being used via that account. Not having a clear record of all unchecked admin […]