Stolen federal device wasn’t encrypted, violating government rules

Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that first appeared Sept. 14. The federal government now says...

September 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Misconfigured MongoDB database exposed customer data: Researcher

Criminals, activists and nation states are snooping around your organization looking for security vulnerabilities, and if it's not them then...

September 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon

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Data breaches aren’t inevitable: Report

Another day, another data breach. The seeming inevitability of s successful attack can breed a sense of hopelessness among infosec...

September 13th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Lack of trust between cyber security, network teams, survey suggests

Few organizational charts can have clear functional lines, so it’s no surprise efforts of some departments overlap those of others....

September 10th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Rating themselves, more infosec pros think their security posture is improving

Students hate being graded. Wouldn't life be easier, many wonder, if we could grade ourselves? Infosec pros from around the...

September 10th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Controversy erupts over Five Eyes countries’ statement on encryption

Are Canada, the U.S. and other members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance preparing to sacrifice online privacy to increase...

September 7th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Facebook, Twitter try to limit U.S. regulation at hearing

Senior executives of Facebook and Twitter faced a Congressional committee Wednesday morning trying to limit the amount of regulation the...

September 5th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Executive compromise attacks don’t always have malicious links: Report

For an attacker, spear phishing is an efficient way of getting work done. Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes (sometimes also...

September 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Book Review: Why cyber is The Perfect Weapon

It’s a cliché in reviews of many pieces of non-fiction to say the book is timely, This is one of...

August 24th, 2018 Howard Solomon