U.S. House of Representatives Passes the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act

U.S. House of Representatives Passes the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 24.09.2020

In a bipartisan effort, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a new bill designed to increase security for IoT devices. It’s aptly named the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, and it still needs to go through the U.S Senate and to be signed into law by the President of the United States. More and more ... The post U.S. House of Representatives Passes the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Most SMBs Prepare for an Attack in the Next Six Months, Survey Shows

Most SMBs Prepare for an Attack in the Next Six Months, Survey Shows

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 23.09.2020

SMBs are not prepared for security incidents but are looking for more protection Cybersecurity investment from SMB will likely rise A majority of SMBs believe that cybersecurity will be outsourced in the next five years Small and medium businesses (SMB) know that cybersecurity is a priority, but their leaders also believe that their organization will be the target of an attack in the next six months, according to a new survey from ConnectWise. read more

Seven in Ten CISOs Believe Cyberwarfare Is an Imminent Threat to Their Organisations

Seven in Ten CISOs Believe Cyberwarfare Is an Imminent Threat to Their Organisations

by Business Insights , on 22.09.2020

Most CISOs are concerned about the threat of cyberwarfare to their organisation yet a lot of businesses don’t have a strategy in place to protect against it. In fact, new research by Bitdefender found 71% of CISOs believe cyberwarfare is a threat to their organisation. Despite this, only just over a fifth (22%) admit to not having a strategy in place to mitigate this risk. read more

Healthcare Institutions Fall Short of National Cybersecurity Standards

Healthcare Institutions Fall Short of National Cybersecurity Standards

by Business Insights , on 22.09.2020

Healthcare breaches continue in high numbers Vendor report details minority of healthcare providers can't meet NIST CSF criteria Healthcare providers can get back on track, but it will take a strong focus on an effective remediation plan read more

Does Your Business Have a Well-Known URL for Changing Passwords? It Should!

Does Your Business Have a Well-Known URL for Changing Passwords? It Should!

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 22.09.2020

Your customers can be helped to change their weak passwords All your company needs to do is make one change to its website Supports new feature coming to Google Chrome next month read more

Mozi Botnet Accounts for Most Traffic in Q1 2020, New Research Shows

Mozi Botnet Accounts for Most Traffic in Q1 2020, New Research Shows

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.09.2020

Security researchers found that a relatively new botnet named Mozi has picked up some steam, and its’ currently spiking in IoT usage. It’s using one of the most common techniques to compromise devices, command injection. Many of the current IoT botnets are Mirai-based and share code with the already famous malware. Mozi falls into the ... The post Mozi Botnet Accounts for Most Traffic in Q1 2020, New Research Shows appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Zerologon: How Bitdefender Protects Customers from this No-Credential Post-Exploit Technique

Zerologon: How Bitdefender Protects Customers from this No-Credential Post-Exploit Technique

by Ashish Chakrabortty, from Business Insights , on 21.09.2020

Zerologon is a zero-credential vulnerability that exploits Windows Netlogon to allow adversaries access to the Active Directory domain controllers, first reported in August 2020 “This attack has a huge impact” according to researchers, as attackers on the local network can launch this exploit to compromise the Windows domain controller with no authentication Bitdefender customers are protected from this post-exploit technique via our Network Attack Defense, Anti-Malware SDK and Indicator of Risk (IOR) technologies read more

IoT Devices Ship with Security Flaws Because Profit Drive the Market

IoT Devices Ship with Security Flaws Because Profit Drive the Market

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 18.09.2020

The main driver of the IoT market is not innovation and the final product suffers The IoT gold rush brings more and more unsecure devices because standards and regulations don’t really exit Security for IoT devices can still be achieved, even in these conditions, and the solution is in the ISPs’ hands The IoT ecosystem is built on a sand foundation, with its devices always in the spotlight for their lack of security, vulnerabilities and other potential problems looming on the horizon. With no solution in sight, even in the long run, the devices' security now falls into the users' or ISPs' responsibility. read more

New ‘BLESA’ Bluetooth Vulnerability Could Affect Billions of IoT Devices, Researchers Warn

New ‘BLESA’ Bluetooth Vulnerability Could Affect Billions of IoT Devices, Researchers Warn

by Alina Daniela BIZGA, from IoT Security Insights , on 17.09.2020

A new Bluetooth vulnerability could potentially affect billions of smartphones and IoT devices running on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol, researchers from Purdue University warn. Unlike the latest BLURtooth vulnerability that refers to the way Bluetooth devices pair with one another, BLESA (Bluetooth Low Energy Spoofing Attack) was discovered in the reconnection process of BLE devices. ... The post New and#8216;BLESA' Bluetooth Vulnerability Could Affect Billions of IoT Devices, Researchers Warn appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

COVID-19 Amplifies CISOs’ Concerns about Doing More with Less

COVID-19 Amplifies CISOs’ Concerns about Doing More with Less

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 17.09.2020

Chief Information Security Officers are preparing for an average of 3.3 security compliance standard audits over the next six to 12 months Of the CISOs working for software companies, 77% said they were preparing for SOC-2 audits Security seniors are worried about their current resources facing upcoming audits and security compliance Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) must prepare for more than three audits on average in the next six to 12 months but struggle with inadequate tools, limited budgets and personnel, and inefficient manual processes. read more

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