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Candiru: Another Cyberweapons Arms Manufacturer

Schneier on Security

Citizen Lab has identified yet another Israeli company that sells spyware to governments around the world: Candiru. From the report : Summary: Candiru is a secretive Israel-based company that sells spyware exclusively to governments.

Digital Transformation in a Global Manufacture Organization

Perficient Data & Analytics

Not long ago, the strategy of “Digital China” was announced by the Government to help empower and upgrade company competence and economics. Similarly the Indian Government launched the campaign to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically through improved online infrastructure and by internet connectivity. With QRCode, every product or item can be identified uniquely, and connected to the data center or cloud.


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Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud Doesn’t Have to be Free Solo

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud Doesn’t Have to be Free Solo. The main public Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) focus heavily on their responsibility of providing a secure cloud infrastructure. Adopting Hybrid Multi-Cloud Environments. Cloud security.

Scale access to trusted, quality data in the Snowflake Data Cloud with Collibra


Each helps their customers make more effective data-driven business decisions, but do so in ways that are interdependent.Together Collibra and Snowflake bring joint value to their customers through their complementary cloud platforms. Data Governance. Native, cross-cloud capabilities.

Russia’s SolarWinds Attack and Software Security

Schneier on Security

And a massive security failure on the part of the United States is also to blame. Our insecure Internet infrastructure has become a critical national security risk­ — one that we need to take seriously and spend money to reduce. Software is now critical to national security.

Securing the Identities of Connected Cars

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Securing the Identities of Connected Cars. Manufacturing is one of the most attacked industries, facing a range of cybersecurity challenges. Use case: manufacturing enterprise. One of the requirements of the manufacturer was to have the ability to do over-the-air (OTA) updates.

How your staff make security decisions: The psychology of information security

IT Governance

Your employees encounter potential cyber security threats on a daily basis. Perhaps there’s a new face in the office that they don’t recognise, or a new password they need to remember, or a database of sensitive information that they need to upload onto the Cloud.

Black Hat insights: How to shift security-by-design to the right, instead of left, with SBOM, deep audits

The Last Watchdog

A bill of materials is a complete list of the components used to manufacture a product. However, SBOMs are rudimentary when compared to the BOMs associated with manufacturing just about everything else we expect to be safe and secure: food, buildings, medical equipment, medicines and transportation vehicles. President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order, issued in May, includes a detailed SBOM requirement for all software delivered to the federal government.

Top 10 Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. IT governance and security. Privacy governance and management.

Key Developments in IoT Security

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Key Developments in IoT Security. The rush to market for consumers to enjoy the modern conveniences offered by these devices shocked the security community. Security experts were concerned that these devices were built with no security in mind. Data security.

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 265

Security Affairs

Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. The post Security Affairs newsletter Round 265 appeared first on Security Affairs. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

IoT Devices a Huge Risk to Enterprises

eSecurity Planet

According to a pair of recent reports from cloud security vendor Zscaler, cybercriminals picked up on this, with the result being a significant surge in malware attacks against these devices. IoT device security has also been the target of a broad federal effort in recent months.

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Supply Chain Security 101: An Expert’s View

Krebs on Security

alongside Tony Sager , senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security and a former bug hunter at the U.S. National Security Agency. We talked at length about many issues, including supply chain security, and I asked Sager whether he’d heard anything about rumors that Supermicro — a high tech firm in San Jose, Calif. Tony Sager, senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security.

The IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2020: Implications for Devices

eSecurity Planet

As more information about IoT device vulnerabilities is published, the pressure on industry and government authorities to enhance security standards might be reaching a tipping point. While it’s a progressive step for the network security of the U.S. Minimal securability.

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5 IoT Security Predictions for 2019

Security Affairs

2018 was the year of the Internet of Things (IoT), massive attacks and various botnets hit smart devices, These are 5 IoT Security Predictions for 2019. 2018 was the year of the Internet of Things (IoT) – massive attacks and various botnets, a leap in regulation and standards, and increased adoption of IoT devices by consumers and enterprises, despite the existence of security and privacy concerns. Increased Motivation for Secure-By-Design Devices.

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NEW TECH: Semperis introduces tools to improve security resiliency of Windows Active Directory

The Last Watchdog

NotPetya wrought $10 billion in damages , according to Tom Bossert a senior Department of Homeland Security official at the time. For instance, a scan might turn up a configuration setting that ought to be changed to boost security.

Israeli surveillance firm Candiru used Windows zero-days to deploy spyware

Security Affairs

According to the experts, at least 100 activists, journalists and government dissidents across 10 countries were targeted with Candiru’s spyware. We take this threat seriously and have disrupted the use of certain cyberweapons manufactured and sold by a group we call Sourgum.”

MY TAKE: Why IoT systems won’t be secure until each and every microservice is reliably authenticated

The Last Watchdog

However, to fully capture the benefits of an IoT-centric economy, a cauldron of privacy and security concerns must first be quelled. It is incumbent upon enterprises plunging forward with digital transformation to embed security and emphasize cyber hygiene – much more so than they generally do today. I had the chance to sit down with Nelson at DigiCert Security Summit 2020 in San Diego last month. Nelson: The Japanese government, the U.K.,

Common Ingestion Framework


May it be healthcare, retail, finance or manufacturing, everyone is at different stages in their journey to create their industry-grade, enterprise-ready Data Lake repository. Architecting and implementing big data pipelines to ingest structured & unstructured data of constantly changing volumes, velocities and varieties from several different data sources and organizing everything together in a secure, robust and intelligent data lake is an art more than science.

Malvertising Campaign Targets IoT Devices: GeoEdge

eSecurity Planet

A malicious advertising campaign originating out of Eastern Europe and operating since at least mid-June is targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to home networks, according to executives with GeoEdge, which offers ad security and quality solutions to online and mobile advertisers.

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#ModernDataMasters: Lewis Ownes, CEO Agile Solutions


But it did give me the advantage of seeing how the data was being fed into the machines for personalisation and the use of algorithms for security even back then. “At If you ask people about data management and all they talk about is governance then you know they are only being driven by regulation or a concern. A truly mature company embraces governance and innovation and they are designed in together, not bolted on and only way you can do that is via data strategy.

Is the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity strategy up to the task?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

On May 16, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new cybersecurity strategy to keep pace with the evolving cyber risk landscape. In the past, most strategies from the government have been fairly heavily focused on networking – connecting devices and ensuring access to certain parts of the world. Election security is data security – At the end of the day, when it comes to election security, we are really just talking about data security: securing valuable information.

China-linked APT10 leverages ZeroLogon exploits in recent attacks

Security Affairs

Targeted sectors include: Automotive Clothing Conglomerates Electronics Engineering General Trading Company Government Industrial Products Managed Service Providers Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Professional Services.

FBI published a flash alert on Mamba Ransomware attacks

Security Affairs

The researchers shared a detailed analysis on Security Affairs , they explained that once the malware has infected a Windows machine, it overwrites the existing Master Boot Record, with a custom MBR and encrypts the hard drive using the DiskCryptor tool. hard drive, storage device, the cloud).

8 Best Practices for Getting the Most From Master Data Management


Best practices for master data management in the past have largely centered around master data governance : creating a ‘golden record’ and ‘matching and merging’ data that conflict with it or duplicates it. 2 Make data governance an integral part.

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#ModernDataMasters: Steve Whiting, Chief Operations Officer


Over the last 5 years I have set about making sure we are born in the cloud. I confess that a few spreadsheets remain but almost the whole of our business is supported by around 25 cloud-based SaaS systems, including those based on graph database technology. Ethical data management means you need data governance and data security by design – these initiatives are hard to retrofit. Kate Tickner, Reltio.

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Group-IB Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020/2021 report

Security Affairs

The stand-off between various pro-government hacker groups saw new players come onto the scene, while some previously known groups resumed their operations. Forecasts and recommendations set out in Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020-2021 seek to prevent financial damage and manufacturing downtimes.

Managing Digital Security as Risk and Complexity Rise

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Gartner defines digital risk management as “the integrated management of risks associated with digital business components, such as cloud, mobile, social, big data, third-party technology providers, OT and the IoT.” Since the report was released, “A security breach in India has left a billion people at risk of identity theft,” 2 Under Armour was breached affecting 150 million user accounts, Orbitz discovered a data breach potentially affecting 880,000 customers 3 , and “the U.S.

Business Continuity Plans Must Evolve for the Post-COVID World


Many employees have been forced to connect to business networks from computers that lack company-sanctioned software, up-to-date malware protection, encryption controls and secure email clients. Have a crash course security training program in place.

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Chinese Supply-Chain Attack on Computer Systems

Schneier on Security

The US government has known about it for almost as long, and has tried to keep the attack secret: China’s exploitation of products made by Supermicro, as the U.S. ”) Here’s me in 2018: Supply-chain security is an incredibly complex problem.

Researchers shared the lists of victims of SolarWinds hack

Security Affairs

Security experts shared lists of organizations that were infected with the SolarWinds Sunburst backdoor after decoding the DGA mechanism. Researchers from several security firms, including TrueSec , Prevasio , QiAnXin RedDrip , and Kaspersky shared the results of their analysis.

erwin’s Predictions for 2021: Data Relevance Shines at the End of the Tunnel


However, challenges persist if your organization doesn’t take proper precautions in supporting a remote workforce — from human resources to productivity and IT security – especially when regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are involved.

ROUNDTABLE: Experts react to DHS assigning TSA to keep track of cyber attacks on pipelines

The Last Watchdog

The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday issued a directive requiring all pipeline companies to report cyber incidents to DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA.). I covered the aviation industry in the 1980s and 1990s when safety regulations proved their value by compelling aircraft manufacturers and air carriers to comply with certain standards, at a time when aircraft fleets were aging and new fly-by-wire technology introduced complex risks.

California IT service provider Synoptek pays ransom after Sodinokibi attack

Security Affairs

Synoptek, a California-based provider of IT management and cloud hosting services paid the ransom to decrypt its files following a Sodinokibi ransomware attack. The post California IT service provider Synoptek pays ransom after Sodinokibi attack appeared first on Security Affairs.

EU’s possible Data Act: What can we anticipate from the Inception Impact Assessment and the Consultation?

Data Protection Report

The Data Act will complement other European Union (EU) measures to create a solid framework for digital trust, opening up public sector data, removing digital borders, encouraging trade in data, opening up competition and facilitating better security within the EU single market.

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Group-IB detects a series of ransomware attacks by OldGremlin

Security Affairs

Since March, the attackers have been trying to conduct multistage attacks on large corporate networks of medical labs, banks, manufacturers, and software developers in Russia. The post Group-IB detects a series of ransomware attacks by OldGremlin appeared first on Security Affairs.

China Publishes Draft Regulations on Protecting the Security of Key Information Infrastructure

Hunton Privacy

On July 10, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China published a new draft of its Regulations on Protecting the Security of Key Information Infrastructure (the “Draft Regulations”), and invited comment from the general public. The Cyberspace Administration of China will work together with relevant government agencies to formulate materials for the identification of “key information infrastructure” in their respective industry sectors and fields.

Enhanced Privacy and Confidentiality using Thales and Google Workspace Client side-encryption

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

In a world of digital transformation, cloud providers and enterprises are looking for stronger cloud security and compliance. Superior user experience - users benefit from single-sign-on to Google Workspace and their other cloud services and apps. Cloud Encryption Gateway.

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Krebs on Security

Synoptek , a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources.

Critical Success Factors to Widespread Deployment of IoT

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

The root cause of these attacks is that the devices are lacking the security mechanisms to defend themselves against malicious actions that lead to the control of hijacked devices. Security mindset is changing. However, the security mindset is changing. Data security.

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