In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the industrywide implications of a teenager hacking into Uber's internal systems, key trends in the new Gartner SD-WAN Magic Quadrant report, and how ethics and security culture are center stage due to recent CISO revelations at Uber and Twitter.
Uber is fingering adolescent extortion hacking group Lapsus$ for the disruption to its internal systems. A self-proclaimed 18-year-old last week spammed the company with vulgar messages and shared online screenshots of the company's cloud storage and code repositories. The FBI is investigating.
Password manager LastPass says the attackers behind the August security incident had access to its systems for four days. LastPass CEO Karim Toubba, sharing details about last month's breach, confirms that there is no evidence of any threat actor activity beyond the established timeline.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the appearance at a Senate hearing this week by the former head of security for Twitter; the top-performing web application and API protection vendors, according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant 2022; and threat trends to watch for in 2023.
Apple issued a patch for a zero-day vulnerability likely exploited in the wild that allows a malicious iPhone app to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges, marking the second smartphone kernel code execution bug fixed by the company in as many months.
Security researchers revealed yet another method for stealing a Tesla although the brand is one of the least-stolen cars and among the most recovered once pilfered. The newest example comes from internet of things security company IOActive in an attack involving two people and customized gear.
Bitwarden has raised $100 million to expand into new product areas including developer secrets, passwordless and privileged access management. The investment will help the firm debut new features for individual and business users and expand its footprint in Japan, Germany, France and South America.
A recent survey sponsored by Rockwell Automation finds that critical infrastructure organizations miss basic protections for operational technology, with 80% failing to conduct frequent asset inventory audits, 63% lacking real-time threat monitoring and 42% needing effective patch management.
A month after his firm was taken private in a $6.9 billion deal, SailPoint founder and CEO Mark McClain discusses the prospect of consolidation, emerging competition and plans to expand "more quickly and aggressively" in the identity governance space - thanks to Thoma Bravo's financial backing.
Research by Dun & Bradstreet says business identity fraud jumped 254% in 2020. Tools can help prevent this fraud but may create greater friction, say Andrew La Marca, senior director at Dun & Bradstreet, and Ralph Gagliardi, agent in charge, High Tech Crimes Unit, Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Enterprises spend a lot of time on what zero trust is, but too little time on design thinking - and why cybersecurity solutions need that element baked in from the start. Brian Barnier and Prachee Kale of ThinkDesignCyber and CyberTheory Institute give an overview of their zero trust strategy.
Cloudflare credits hardware multifactor authentication with preventing bad actors behind a targeted phishing campaign from gaining access to its internal systems. Although attackers siphoned employee credentials, the hard key authentication requirement stopped attackers from snatching a soft token.
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.
The need for more modern identity and access management capabilities such as biometric and passwordless authentication has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote work, according to Forrester researchers Paul McKay and Merritt Maxim.
With the ongoing pandemic driving digital transformation and hybrid work, it's no surprise that the theme of this year's RSA Conference was "transform." Carrying forward that theme, RSA CEO Rohit Ghai says that channeling "disruptive forces at play" can be a powerful tool for driving needed changes.