Marketers rely on events to create brand awareness and generate demand, and physical events are coming back after the COVID-19 pandemic, says Gily Netzer of Perimeter 81. But "not everybody is traveling," she says, so hybrid events - and SaaS-driven corporate networks - are the future for companies.
ISMG caught up with 11 security executives in Las Vegas on Tuesday to discuss everything from open-source intelligence and Web3 security to training new security analysts and responding to directory attacks. Here's a look at some of the most interesting things we heard from industry leaders.
Twitter confirms that a zero-day vulnerability allowed threat actors to gain access to the personal information of 5.4 million user account profiles. The company was notified about this specific vulnerability in Twitter's systems through its bug bounty program in January.
How many organizations fall victim to a ransomware outbreak? How many victims pay a ransom? How many victims see stolen data get leaked? A new study from the EU's cybersecurity agency ENISA offers answers, but carries major caveats due to rampant underreporting of such attacks.
Another proposed federal class action lawsuit alleges Facebook uses its Pixel tracking tool to collect millions of individuals' sensitive health data from healthcare provider websites without patients' knowledge or consent. HIPAA prohibits the use of PHI for marketing purposes without consent.
Please don't pay ransoms, authorities continue to urge. Britain's lead cyber agency and privacy watchdog are now making that appeal directly to legal advisers, warning them that paying a ransom offers no data protection upsides and won't lessen any fine they might face.
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army were briefly taken over on Sunday evening by unidentified hackers who posted content related to cryptocurrency and NFTs. The situation has now been resolved, but the U.K. Ministry of Defense says the investigation is ongoing.
Ukraine says it has thwarted multiple Russian misinformation campaigns, including blocking attempts to penetrate the electronic systems of its TV channels on the eve of its Constitution Day holiday. It also flagged social media accounts spreading fake videos.
A proposed federal class action lawsuit alleges that Facebook is unlawfully collecting "millions" of individuals' information from the websites and patient portals of "hundreds" of medical providers without the knowledge and consent of patients.
"Social media is probably the newest and most impactful thing that we've seen from a cybersecurity perspective at Maricopa County," says its CISO, Lester Godsey. The only response to misinformation and disinformation campaigns, he says, is to use the same platform and respond with the facts.
Hacktivist group DragonForce Malaysia says it hacked and defaced about 70 Indian government and private sector organizations' websites in a dayslong attack last week. The attacks were reportedly payback for anti-Muslim remarks made by a spokesperson of India's ruling political party.
In an organization, people are the ones who develop and sustain organizational strategy. Talented people are discovering that it's possible to leave a toxic environment so they can breathe and thrive. Marco Túlio Moraes explores how to retain both talent and strategy.
A $150 million penalty has been slapped on Twitter for deceptively using account security data of millions of users for targeted advertising, the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission say. Twitter says it has paid the fine and ensured that personal user data is secure and private.