In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including how the new U.S. cybersecurity strategy doubles down on hitting ransomware, how the strategy shifts liability issues to vendors, and why check fraud is on the rise and what can be done about it.
Records of more than half a million customers of a lending service owned by India's largest private sector bank are apparently downloadable for free on a criminal data breach forum. HDFC Bank says it detected a data breach at one of its service providers that processes customer information.
As healthcare becomes increasingly interconnected, web tracking is easy to overlook but could introduce additional risks to patient privacy. Learn about the different kinds of patient data and the seven recommendations for reducing risk to patients, beneficiaries and the organization.
Threats from API and application vulnerabilities increased in 2022, but ransomware, human error and hygiene continue to pose the greatest threats to organizations, according to findings from CyberTheory's 2022 Performance Study. CyberTheory's Steve King shares how education can make a difference.
Community Health Systems has reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that a security incident involving vendor Fortra's GoAnywhere secure file transfer software has compromised the data of about 1 million patients. Did attackers exploit a recent zero-day vulnerability?
Zscaler has agreed to purchase a startup established by a former Proofpoint executive to help organizations thwart SaaS supply chain attacks. The proposed acquisition of Tel Aviv, Israel-based Canonic Security will help customers streamline SaaS application governance and enforcement.
Ahead of RSA Conference 2023, Greg Day, a program committee member focusing on "hackers and threats," previews top themes at this year's event. Day, a member of the RSA Conference program committee, says one common theme is "old vulnerabilities and threat techniques being used in new environments."
Healthcare entities and their vendors should be prepared to show evidence to regulators of how they've implemented "recognized security practices," or RSPs, says Robert Booker, chief strategy officer of HITRUST. "You've got to demonstrate that you align with a framework."
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Organizations have struggled to understand why APIs are so strategic even though they're an intrinsic way businesses interface with their software, according to Checkmarx CEO Emmanuel Benzaquen. He says API abuse is slated to become one of the most common types of web application data breaches.
U.S. federal authorities are establishing a new office to tackle supply chain security issues and help industry partners put federal guidance and policies into practice. Former GSA administrator Shon Lyublanovits says she is spearheading the launch of the new organization.
The nearly $200 million it raised in December will allow Snyk to consolidate the developer security market through organic investment and M&A, says CEO Peter McKay. Snyk has focused on bringing open-source security, container security, infrastructure- as-code security and cloud security together.
The guardrails organizations use to protect employee identities are often ineffective for contractors, business partners or vendors since they bring their own devices. Many businesses struggle to implement identity safeguards in a setting that's more heterogeneous and offers fewer controls.