Hackers Target U.K. Shipping Giant Clarkson

Clarkson, one of the world’s largest providers of shipping services, informed the public on Tuesday that it has suffered a security breach and the hackers may release some data taken from its systems. Clarkson provided only few details citing the ongoing law enforcement investigation, but the information it made public suggests that it was targeted…

Five Emerging Threats That Worry Global Security Professionals

Over the next year, five separate threats will have one major effect: the current rate of security breaches will increase and worsen. This is the view of the Information Security Forum (ISF), an international network of more than 10,000 security professionals. The five primary threats to cyber security are the continuing evolution of crime-as-a-service; the…

Mac users and administrators need to be on the lookout for compromised machines after a security researcher disclosed late yesterday a big flaw in Apple’s macOS High Sierra platform that allows for password-less logins to root accounts. Publicly disclosed by software engineer Lemi Orhan Ergin via Twitter, the flaw allows someone with physical access to…

Cybersecurity skills shortage creating recruitment chaos

Because of the global cybersecurity skills shortage, nearly half of all cybersecurity professionals are solicited to consider other jobs at least once per week. Here’s a quick review of some of the cybersecurity skills shortage data I’ve cited about in recent blogs: 1. According to ESG research from early 2017, 45 percent of organizations claim…

Facebook Flaw Allowed Removal of Any Photo

A researcher says he received a $10,000 bounty from Facebook after finding a critical vulnerability that could have been exploited to delete any photo from the social media network. In early November, Facebook announced a new feature for posting polls that include images and GIF animations. Iran-based security researcher and web developer Pouya Darabi analyzed…

Imgur confirms breach, 1.7 million users affected

Popular image hosting website Imgur has announced on Friday that hackers stole usernames and passwords of 1.7 million of its users. The breach dates back to 2014, when Imgur still encrypted the stored passwords with the SHA-256 algorithm, which has since been found too weak to withstand brute forcing.

Innovation, Collaboration and Security Awareness: What We’re Grateful for This Thanksgiving

2017 has been yet another year full of widespread, highly disruptive ransomware attacks, data-destroying malware outbreaks and other headline-grabbing security incidents. However, with more organizations increasing their level of security awareness, sharing threat intelligence, achieving regulatory compliance, and recruiting more women and new collar workers to launch cybersecurity careers, there is plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

3 Pillars of Cyberthreat Intelligence

Strong enterprise cybersecurity programs must be a built on a framework that incorporates strategic, operational, and tactical leadership and goals. As an enterprise, you used to worry about your competitors and your goal was to outpace them, to outservice them, and to outsmart them. Today, you can be the smartest and the fastest and have…

‘Advanced’ Cyber Attack Targets Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell”, but it did not comment on the source of the attack or which government bodies were targeted.