The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a report on a malware attack on an industrial safety system that experts contend could threaten public safety. Also, legislation giving DHS's cybersecurity unit a meaningful name progresses through Congress.
Most of the criminal activity targeting today's enterprises originates at the endpoint, and the majority of modern breaches use known threats or vulnerabilities for which a patch already exists. For this reason, endpoint visibility must be complete and continuous.
The latest ISMG Security Report features a special report on securing medical devices. Healthcare security leaders from the FDA, an academic medical center and a medical device manufacturer share their insights on the challenges involved.
In the latest blow to Kaspersky Lab, the U.K. government is warning that the Russian anti-virus vendor's software should not be used on computers that handle classified information. British bank Barclays has also ceased giving away Kaspersky's AV software to its customers.
The U.K.'s privacy watchdog has launched a probe after some Members of Parliament admitted they share email passwords or leave workstations unlocked. The MPs were attempting to defend a colleague who's been accused of downloading and viewing pornography on his work PC.
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Medical devices are increasingly used by cybercriminals to compromise networks, systems and patient data, says Dr. Jack Lewin of the consultancy Lewin and Associates, who's also chairman of the National Coalition on Health Care. That's why physicians should be advocates for better device security.
Connected medical devices are a significant potential new attack surface that may not be covered by security tools and systems, says Ariel Shuper of Check Point Software Technologies. How can healthcare providers immunize their medical devices against threats before they are compromised?
A commentary on the need for developers to be more deliberate in securing IT products leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security. Also featured: A report on Congress tackling voting machine security.
U.S. government agencies now find themselves having to comply with Binding Operational Directive 18-01 to enhance email and web security. But what are the immediate tasks for agencies to undertake?
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We all see the headlines about high-profile breaches that started because of a phishing exploit. But how severe is the global email infiltration problem?
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