The importance of privacy and data protection is a critical issue for organizations as it transcends beyond legal departments to the forefront of an organization’s strategic priorities. A FairWarning research, based on survey results from more than 550 global privacy and data protection, IT, and compliance professionals outlines the characteristics and behaviors of advanced privacy…

Several factors are converging to exert pressure on how security operations centers (SOCs) traditionally function. Evolving information technology (IT) infrastructure, such as cloud migration, serverless services and endpoints being off-network, are straining existing SOC methodologies and tooling. The attack surface is expanding as a result of the distributed workforce and adoption of cloud-based infrastructure and…

As the frequency and intensity of ransomware attacks increase, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: organizations can do more to protect themselves. Unfortunately, most organizations are dropping the ball. Most victims receive adequate warning of potential vulnerabilities yet are woefully unprepared to recover when they are hit. Here are just a few recent examples of…

SLOTHFULMEDIA is described as a dropper that deploys two files when executed, including a RAT designed to allow hackers to control compromised devices, and a component that removes the dropper once the RAT achieves persistence on the targeted computer. The RAT is capable of running arbitrary commands, terminating processes, taking screenshots, modifying the registry, and…

71% of healthcare and medical apps have at least one serious vulnerability that could lead to a breach of medical data, according to Intertrust. The report investigated 100 publicly available global mobile healthcare apps across a range of categories—including telehealth, medical device, health commerce, and COVID-tracking—to uncover the most critical mHealth app threats. Cryptographic issues…

Determining the true impact of a cyber attack has always and will likely be one of the most challenging aspects of this technological age. In an environment where very limited transparency on the root cause and the true impact is afforded we are left with isolated examples to point to the direct cost of a…