Security professionals continue to face a number of major challenges as more organizations move legacy IT operations to cloud infrastructure and applications, and traditional security tools often fall short, according to Delta Risk. The research, produced by Cybersecurity Insiders, clearly shows that organizations must assess their cloud security posture and strategies on a regular basis…

The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers’ demands, believing the Palm Beach suburb had no choice if it wanted to retrieve its records, which the hackers encrypted. The council already voted to spend almost $1 million on new computers and hardware after hackers captured the city’s system three weeks…

The possibility of a large-scale cyber-attack having serious repercussions in the physical world and crippling an entire sector or society, is no longer unthinkable. Preparing for major cross-border cyber-attacks To prepare for major cross-border cyber-attacks, an EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol has been adopted by the Council of the European Union. The Protocol gives…

Apple described the flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-6223, as a logic issue in the handling of Group FaceTime calls. The company says the problem has been addressed with “improved state management.” The bug allowed an attacker to spy on FaceTime users by calling the targeted user and adding the attacker’s own number to a group chat….

A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate the results of elections published 250 pages of internal Facebook documents earlier Wednesday. They show executives holding discussions about big companies such as Netflix being granted preferential access to user data even after Facebook had tightened its privacy rules in…

Without a ransomware recovery strategy, companies sometimes end up paying to retrieve their data after an attack. At the same time, threat actors are growing more sophisticated in their ability to bypass both antivirus and anti-ransomware tools — thus, they’re also growing bolder. To stay ahead of the curve, organizations will need to develop more…

LabCorp, a company that provides “diagnostic, drug development and technology-enabled solutions for more than 115 million patient encounters per year,” serves hundreds of thousands of customers nationwide and processes tests on more than 2.5 million patient specimens per week. With revenues that topped $10 billion last year, the health company operates a network of more…