U.S. DHS and FDA Face Medical Device Security Woes

U.S. DHS and FDA Face Medical Device Security Woes

by Business Insights , on 25.09.2017

While most eyes interested in cybersecurity for the past two weeks have been focused upon (and for good reason) the Equifax breach, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued its pressure on medical device manufacturers to build security into product design — just as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned the medical community of eight vulnerabilities in Smiths medical wireless infusion pumps. read more

D-Link Patches Zero-Day Vulnerabilities, Others Still Remain

D-Link Patches Zero-Day Vulnerabilities, Others Still Remain

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 22.09.2017

Networking equipment maker D-Link has released a patch for a series of vulnerabilities affecting one of its routers. The security flaws, disclosed publicly almost two weeks ago without alerting the manufacturer, could allow a hacker to fully control the device through various methods. Issues have been reported for other devices, but an update is not ... The post D-Link Patches Zero-Day Vulnerabilities, Others Still Remain appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

When it Comes to Security Tools, Enterprises Have Plenty of Choices

When it Comes to Security Tools, Enterprises Have Plenty of Choices

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 21.09.2017

One of the top challenges many cyber security executives face today is deciding which technologies to invest in to strengthen their organizations’ security posture. read more

How a data breach left two Equifax executives jobless and eroded public trust overnight

How a data breach left two Equifax executives jobless and eroded public trust overnight

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 19.09.2017

One of the biggest consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States is learning a harsh lesson. A massive breach that affected personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers has led to the forced retirement of Equifax’s chief information officer and chief security officer, a 13 percent drop in market valuation, several class action lawsuits and a deterioration in public trust. read more

Tech Festival Copenhagen: The Future of Learning in the Digital Age

Tech Festival Copenhagen: The Future of Learning in the Digital Age

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.09.2017

The future is here. Technology is already changing the way our children learn. Are schools, parents, and teachers ready for a change in traditional learning practices? Although the process is inevitable, we still have choices. How do we react? Should we take advantage of tech opportunities or hold on to practices proven to work well ... The post Tech Festival Copenhagen: The Future of Learning in the Digital Age appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

UK CISOs fear security flaws in the public cloud, yet only one company in five encrypts all data

UK CISOs fear security flaws in the public cloud, yet only one company in five encrypts all data

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 18.09.2017

Nine in ten IT execs in the UK are concerned with the security of the public cloud, and almost 20% do not deploy security for sensitive data stored outside the company’s infrastructure, according to a recent Bitdefender survey. Half of those surveyed admit cloud migration has significantly expanded the size of the border they have to defend, while only one in five encrypts already migrated data. read more

Mirai Code Still Runs on Many IoT Devices

Mirai Code Still Runs on Many IoT Devices

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.09.2017

Mirai will go down in history as the first botnet of internet-of-things devices powerful enough to shake the web. A year later, thousands of gadgets are still infected with code that is likely from the original versions of the malware program and tens of thousands more appear to be infected by other malware of the ... The post Mirai Code Still Runs on Many IoT Devices appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Techfestival Copenhagen: Cyber Security should be taught in schools as it is a lesson about our everyday life, expert says

Techfestival Copenhagen: Cyber Security should be taught in schools as it is a lesson about our everyday life, expert says

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.09.2017

Since the worldwide attack using the WannaCry ransomware, digital warfare has come into the public focus like never before. One could think that awareness of the matter has made people take precautions, but speakers at the Cyber Security and Information Warfare Summit from Techfestival said few have done so. Cyber security experts are caught between ... The post Techfestival Copenhagen: Cyber Security should be taught in schools as it is a lesson about our everyday life, expert says appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

US Senator sponsors bill against ‘weapons of mass disruption’

US Senator sponsors bill against ‘weapons of mass disruption’

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.09.2017

IoT sensors, expected to grow to a staggering 50 billion in number, raise cyber security concerns because they have been incorporated in many devices that can be controlled with a smartphone, including lights, refrigerators, cars and thermostats. The US government has decided to take action against lax IoT security, following regular detection of vulnerabilities in ... The post US Senator sponsors bill against ‘weapons of mass disruption’ appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Machine Learning – A Tool for Augmenting Security

Machine Learning – A Tool for Augmenting Security

by Liviu Arsene, from Business Insights , on 15.09.2017

The use of machine learning algorithms in the security industry has become a necessity with the rapid growth of malware samples. Obfuscation, polymorphism and encryption have caused a surge in new malware, which now numbers in the hundreds of millions of samples hunting on the internet. read more

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