Tuesday, March 2, 2021
IBM Security

Cybersecurity Gaps and Opportunities in the Logistics Industry

Shipping and logistics is, in many ways, the backbone of our lives and businesses. What business doesn’t benefit from fresh food or a timely delivery? Unfortunately, this industry is open to cyberattacks just like anyone else. Luckily, groups in...
IBM Security

Offboarding: A Checklist for Safely Closing an Employee’s Digital Doors

Three years after I left my former job, I got an official letter telling me the organization suffered a data breach. My personal information was at risk of identity theft. I shouldn’t have been surprised. That job’s offboarding process...
IBM Security

Developers vs. Security: Who is Responsible for Application Security?

Call it the blame game or just a vicious circle. The long-standing tension between developers and IT security experts is not easing anytime soon. Each side blames the other for security risks in application security and other areas, but...
IBM Security

Security Automation: The Future of Enterprise Defense

When it comes to giving cyber security experts the tools they need to take action, automation and machine learning (ML) can make a big difference. Many companies are working with high volumes of data, and types and variants of...
IBM Security

2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index Reveals Peril From Linux Malware, Spoofed Brands and COVID-19 Targeting

From the front lines of incident response engagements to managed security services, IBM Security X-Force observes attack trends firsthand, yielding insights into the cyber threat landscape. Every year, X-Force collates billions of data points to assess cybersecurity threats to...
IBM Security

How a CISO’s Executive Role Has Changed

Ever since the role of the chief information security officer (CISO) was first created in 1994, the position has been treated like the pesky youngest sibling in the C-suite family. In the office, the CISO wasn’t given the same...
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Manufacturing Cybersecurity Threats and How To Face Them

With manufacturing cybersecurity threats on the rise, what should companies know about protecting their digital assets in the future?  Risks to Security in Manufacturing The number of ransomware incidents involving the manufacturing sector increased 156% between the first quarters of 2019...
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Cyber Resilience Strategy Changes You Should Know in the EU’s Digital Decade

For enterprises operating in Europe, the European Commission’s December 2020 EU Cybersecurity Strategy may dictate how you go about improving cyber resilience.    The 2020 EU Cybersecurity Strategy underlines the important role of cybersecurity for a growing EU economy and reinforcing...
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Braced for Impact: Fostering Good Cloud Security Posture Management

Starting off on the right foot in digital defense today means having good Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). Although it can be challenging to adopt, this set of strategies and tools manages and orchestrates cloud security in ways other...
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The Uncertainty of Cybersecurity Hiring

Cybersecurity hiring is going through a weird phase. The pandemic, the remote work movement, budget changes and the rising aggression and refinement of cyber attacks are all major shifts. Through it all, and into the future, is a persistent...
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Firewall Services and More: What’s Next for IT?

Firewall services, cloud network protection tools and other IT defense staples are seeing a lot of changes in 2021. IT landscapes are growing more complex, as are the defense systems that protect them. Remote work is common, and more work...
IBM Security

Solving 5 Challenges of Contact Tracing Apps

Contact tracing apps are designed to help public health agencies connect the dots by linking confirmed carriers of novel coronavirus to recent, close-proximity interactions. In theory, this creates a protective safety net — a way for countries to manage...
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Unleash the Power of MITRE for a More Mature SOC

The MITRE adversarial tactics, techniques and common knowledge (ATT&CK) framework brings pooled knowledge from across the cyber defense community, including revealing what threat actors are up to and how best you can defend against them. Let’s take a look at...
IBM Security

Network Segmentation Series: What is It?

This is the first in a series of three blog posts about network segmentation.  Many businesses are looking to augment their defenses by changing their approach to network security. Take the heightened awareness around building zero trust networks, for instance. Embracing...
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Beyond Text Messages: How to Secure 2FA Against Phone Authentication Scams

If you or your employees access protected information with authentication codes sent to a cell phone, you might want to rethink your plan. Two-factor authentication (2FA) using text messages can fall prey to phone authentication scams. That’s not to say...

Dairy Giant Lactalis Targeted by Hackers

France-based dairy giant Lactalis revealed last week that it was targeted by hackers, but claimed that it had found no evidence of a data breach. The company said a malicious third party attempted to breach its computer network, but it...
Graham Cluley

Crypto firm Tether says it won’t pay $24 million ransom after being threatened with document leak

Controversial cryptocurrency developer Tether says it will not give in to extortionists who are demanding a 500 Bitcoin ransom payment (currently worth approximately US $24 million).
Bruce Schneier

Mysterious Macintosh Malware

This is weird: Once an hour, infected Macs check a control server to see if there are any new commands the malware should run or binaries to execute. So far, however, researchers have yet to observe delivery of any payload...

What Did I Just Read? A Conversation With the Authors of '2034'

Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis discuss their inspirations, personal experiences, and what keeps them up at night.

2034, Part VI: Crossing the Red Line

“Eventually, the Americans would find them. But by then it would be too late.”