When Apple introduced the Touch ID fingerprint access button, commentators believed it would kick-start the ever-promising, never-quite-delivering biometric market. But Touch ID was defeated by hackers within days. When Apple introduced the FaceID biometric, the same happened – it was defeated within weeks. In November 2017, F-Secure demonstrated that Android’s Trusted Face Smart Lock can be defeated by…

What makes a good cyber risk advisor? What skills do they need to help board directors address cybersecurity? According to a report by BayDynamics, board directors “may not be experts in security, but they do know how to steer a business away from risk and toward profit by listening to subject matter experts. However, they expect…

As companies around the world turn their attention to advanced threats endangering their most sensitive data, one category is commanding much-deserved attention: insider threats. With 44.5 percent of attacks perpetrated by malicious insiders, guarding against these incidents is becoming a pressing concern. An effective way to tackle insider threats is with an integrated approach that…

What do a Finnish HVAC company and an American car dealership have in common? Both have been doing a poor job running their computer systems and, as a result, both experienced embarrassing threat management blunders. Valtia is the property manager of two apartment buildings in the city of Lappeenranta in eastern Finland. Meanwhile, the car…

Real-time payments, near real-time payments, faster payments, immediate payments — those are just some names used to describe the increasing speed of the settlement transaction process. Slow clearing times for payments can have a negative effect on businesses and consumers, but a quicker process may introduce fraud risks. The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA)…

A new Linux kernel vulnerability disclosed on Wednesday allows an unprivileged local attacker to escalate their privileges on a targeted system. Red Hat said it was aware of an exploit in the wild. The vulnerability, discovered by Phil Oester, was sarcastically dubbed by some people “Dirty COW” due to the fact that it’s caused by…