A report on an FBI warning to state election officials that their IT systems could be hacked leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, Australian officials mull bitcoin technology to secure elections.
Why is the Asia-Pacific region lagging far behind Europe and the United States in detecting data breaches? Rob van der Ende, vice president at FireEye's Mandiant, analyzes the results of the firm's new M-Trends Report 2016 for the Asia-Pacific Region and pinpoints breach detection shortcomings.
Two hotel chains - Millennium and Noble House - are warning that they've suffered point-of-sale malware infections that compromised customers' payment card data. Both say they were alerted to related card fraud by the U.S. Secret Service. Could the breaches be tied to the Oracle MICROS breach?
A UAE-based activist targeted by a rare and valuable remote exploit for Apple's mobile software has caused concern over the continued sale of powerful spying tools to governments with poor human rights records.
Cisco has begun releasing updates for all ASA devices to patch them against a buffer overflow vulnerability that was targeted by leaked Equation Group attack tools. Attackers can exploit the flaw to gain remote control of ASA devices.
Australia's postal service is researching the use of the public cryptographic ledger known as blockchain for e-voting applications, but experts cast doubt on whether the approach would help resolve the many worries around internet voting.
If leading intelligence agencies can seemingly hack a wide variety of IT gear, what hope is there for enterprise security? Experts describe how organizations should respond to the recent dump of attack tools from the Equation Group, which is widely believed to be tied to the NSA.
Too often when organizations get shaken down by online criminals, they panic, and in the process make the predicament they're facing even worse, warns digital forensic investigator Ondrej Krehel in this video interview.
Ashley Madison, the extramarital online hookup service breached by attackers in 2015, has agreed to bolster its information security and data retention practices after regulators in Australia and Canada ruled that the site violated local privacy laws.
Many organizations take months or years to discover they've been victimized by breaches because they lack experienced cybersecurity personnel, says employment researcher David Foote. The "maturing of the workforce" will take considerable time, he says in an interview.
In this video interview, Global Cyber Alliance CEO Phil Reitinger explains how the vastness and complexity of the internet creates cyber vulnerabilities, but one day those same characteristics, if used properly, could mitigate cyber threats.
Epic Games is warning of another data breach - its second in 13 months - involving several of its forums and affecting about 808,000 accounts. Attackers appear to have exploited a SQL vulnerability in Epic's vBulletin forum software.