Developing Your Business Case For Investment In Identity And Access Management

Article on behalf of: Dr Anthony Palmer, UK Principle Consultant, Ilex International – identity and access management specialists Introduction Identity and access management (IAM) offers many business enhancement opportunities. This management discipline should not be regarded simply as a tool to repair technological problems. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) often encounter a lack of organisational […]

Russian Hackers Leaking Confidential Medical Files Of US Olympic Athletes

Following the news about The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) condemnation of Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes – Simone Biles and Serena Williams, IT security expert Troy Gill, Manager of Security Research at AppRiver commented below. Troy Gill, Manager of Security Research at AppRiver: “All organisations that hold sensitive data […]

500,000 Download Rogue ‘Pokémon Go’ App That Takes Control Of Android Phones

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a new malicious app on the Google Play store: “Guide for Pokémon Go”, capable of seizing root access rights on Android smartphones and using that to install/uninstall apps and display unsolicited ads. The app has been downloaded more than 500,000 times, with at least 6,000 successful infections. Kaspersky Lab has reported the Trojan to Google and […]

Proposed NY Banking Cybersec Regulations

Fortune and other outlets have reported that New York’s governor and top banking regulator have just proposed regulations that would require the state’s banks to establish definitive cyber security programs to protect customer and institutional data. Requirements would include (but not be limited to): hiring a chief information security officer; implementing infrastructure, policies and practices to […]

ClixSense Data Breach

IRS data breach

Following the news about ClixSense data breach, Bob Rudis, Chief Security Data Scientist at Rapid7 commented below. Bob Rudis, Chief Security Data Scientist at Rapid7: The ClixSense breach serves as a prescient reminder about the need for comprehensive defences when exposing services and systems to the public internet. Single factor authentication to critical servers, internal […]