Passwords are still a persistent security threat, given their ubiquity as a form of authentication and the inability of users to create strong, unique passwords. John Bennet of LogMeIn discusses the issue and solutions.
A decade or more ago, this would have been unthinkable: Microsoft developing an anti-malware platform for macOS. But Windows Defender ATP is now available for Macs via a limited preview. Microsoft says the move will help protect customers running non-Windows machines.
OT, IoT and systems targeted by cryptominers - those are among the main network security concerns of Greg Young, VP of cybersecurity at Trend Micro. Which technology trends should security leaders follow to improve network security? Young shares his insight.
Overall, Password Strength Scores follow the trends for Security
Scores: As companies get bigger, on average their Password
Strength Score goes down.
For businesses with fewer than 25 employees, the average total
Password Strength Score is 53. At more than 10,000 employees,
the average score drops to...
Criminals continue to target organizations and individuals with extortion schemes, in part via such cybercrime schemes as infecting targets with Ryuk and GandCrab ransomware, say Raj Samani, chief scientist of McAfee, and John Fokker, McAfee's head of cyber investigations.
Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by LockerGoga ransomware, which was apparently distributed to endpoints by hackers using the company's own Active Directory services against it. To help safeguard others, security experts have called on Hydro to release precise details of how it was hit.
Is your security team blind to the activities in more than half of its IT assets? That was just one of the findings in a new report from 451 Research, based on in-depth interviews with security leaders across 150 large enterprises and focused on the challenges facing their teams. On average, the report found SIEMs...
With 96% of businesses now relying on cloud computing,
including 81% that use multiple cloud environments*, cloud
adoption is no longer a trend but the new normal.
This requires enterprises to place more emphasis on a critical
issue related to cloud computing and storage: how to ensure the
In the latest stop in this roundtable dinner series, ISMG and Zscaler visited Seattle on Feb. 26 to discuss security's role as a catalyst for digital transformation. It was a diverse crowd - and a mature conversation, says Bil Harmer, Americas CISO with Zscaler.
ISMG and Zscaler hosted a roundtable dinner in Columbus, OH on Feb. 22 focused on security's role in digital transformation. Managing expectation for security as a core component of business enablement was a core component of the discussion.
SIEM (security information and event management) software offers a lot of promise, but legacy SIEMs simply can't keep up with the rate and sophistication of today's cyberattacks. Organizations today require access to analytics-driven SIEMs that combine a big data platform that is optimized for machine data with...
Today's globally distributed and diverse workforce needs flexible yet straightforward access to the corporate network, regardless of user location, device type, employee affiliation, and application location (on-premises, SaaS, IaaS). Expedience and fluidity can't come at the cost of security, especially given the...
Container adoption is skyrocketing, and so are concerns around securing container-based applications. While the market is still in its early phase of embracing this technology, lessons learned from securing Fortune 500 enterprise deployments against simple and sophisticated attacks alike are showing the path...