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Q&A: Poorly written API presents new business risks Special

Businesses need to be increasingly careful about exposure of an organization's digital services and assets, especially given the current times of the major health crisis. Hackers are looking for new ways to cause service outages.

United Nations discloses new data breach Special

The United Nations has suffered a data breach, exposing 100,000 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) private staff records, stemming from exposed Git directories and credentials.

A deep dive into the SolarWinds attack Special

The SolarWinds Orion network management platform became a targeted attack vector towards the end of 2020. With this, attackers injected malware into the SolarWinds application and this spread through many business and US government applications.

How will cybersecurity evolve during the course of 2021? Special

How sophisticated will cyberattacks become and what can companies do to minimize the growing number of attacks and the developing sophistication of the attacks.

Remote working continues to present challenges for businesses Special

Despite the teething troubles being overcome, remote working will continue to present security and technological challenges for the typical businesses. Getting on top of these is important, given the COVID-19 situation and further working from home.

Remote work strategies are needed to challenge cyberattacks Special

This year could see leveraging email threads to reach new targets, the growth of image-based attacks, business email compromises and the use of global events/stressers to launch psychological-based attacks, according to leading experts.

Lessons are still to be learned from recent cybersecurity cases Special

Cyberattacks were a common, almost daily reported feature during 2020, along with other data breaches and system compromises. Digital Journal takes a look at some of the more significant incidents and impacted sectors.

Why e-commerce security is needed now more than ever Special

Shopping at a mouse click or via a screen swipe has become increasingly popular. Conversely, cybersecurity threats have attracted increased attention and made big news. We take some advice from a leading security expert.

Cyberattacks strike at COVID-19 vaccine cold chains Special

Adding to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, news has surfaced that bad actors have implemented an email phishing scheme aimed at global coronavirus vaccine supply chains.

States need to line up to challenge Advanced Persistent Threats Special

To challenge the most dangerous types of cyberattacks the state needs to take the lead, reflecting the fact that many of those who seek to steal data, disrupt operations or destroy infrastructure are sponsored by state actors.

Q&A: CISO 2020 lessons learned and 2021 predictions Special

Chief information security officers (CISO) are responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets are adequately protected. In 2020, this has proved challenging. Will 2021 be different?

Encrypting data is the key to a peaceful New Year Special

As businesses glide into 2021 they need to consider that cyberattacks will continue and probably at a faster rate. This means putting in security measures now. A key focus should be with encryption.

Mobile emulator steals millions from online bank accounts Special

A new form of cyber-crime has seen cybercriminals siphoning off millions from compromised bank accounts using mobile device emulators. This requires a new approach to protecting personal and business accounts.

How to avoid being scammed during the health crisis Special

A new report reveals U.S. citizens have heightened concerns when it comes to healthcare. This comes as the HHS reported a near-50 percent increase in cyberattacks across most of 2020, compared to the same time frame last year.

Main cybersecurity challenges for 2021 identified Special

As New Year approaches there is far more uncertainty compared with years past, both in terms of health and the economy. But will 2021 be the end to such woes, pandemic and otherwise? Looking at security issues for 2021 is Kowsik Guruswamy.

The importance of passwords for maintaining cybersecurity Special

Password management remains essential for cybersecurity controls. As well as the importance of password management, there are risks around the use of passwords in public spaces. Some experts provide advice.

Millions of medical images are exposed online Special

More than 45 million medical images – including X-rays, MRI and CT scans, as well as accompanying data that could identify the people in those images - are exposed on open servers, according to new research.

Q&A: The rise of the cloud could rain down cybersecurity risks Special

This year has been a tough one for cybersecurity professionals, both emotionally and in terms of the wave of attack on business systems. The end-of-year respite will brief, and professionals need to get up to speed with new challenges.

Has the U.S. government been victimized by Russian cyberattacks? Special

Several U.S. government networks, including the Treasury, Commerce and Homeland Security Departments, have each been hit by a major cyberespionage campaign operated by Russian hackers.

It's time to put a cybersecurity professional on the board Special

If companies do not yet have a cybersecurity lead at the executive table, then now is the time to bring such a person on-board. This is in light of an expected increase in threat activity in 2021.

Predictions on the 2021 cybersecurity landscape Special

Where is cybersecurity heading in 2021? Digital Journal sought the opinions of some experienced threat intelligence research experts to provide predictions for the cybersecurity landscape in 2021.

Why addressing bias in AI algorithms matters Special

Among the challenges arising in 2021 are addressing bias in artificial intelligence algorithms, new data privacy regulations, the shift toward stronger age verification and more. These are issues that businesses need to face.

Future of ethical hacking in balance as the Supreme Court debates Special

The Supreme Court is continuing to hear arguments on Nathan Van Buren vs. United States. This is an important case that ethical hackers are closely watching as it could lead to far-reaching amendments to computer hacking laws in the U.S.

Personal data of millions of Brazilians exposed online Special

The personal data of 243 million Brazilians has been exposed online. The data breach occurred via website source code. The website contained each item of personal information a Brazilian citizen had provided to the government.

Healthcare beware: 2021 will see more cyberattacks Special

Enterprises face a range of new challenges in 2021, including the expectation that cyberattacks will increase and, at the same time from the remediation front, a lack of available skills among the IT workforce.

Spotify launches ‘rolling reset’ to address data leak Special

Spotify has issued a rolling password reset to some user accounts following the discovery of an open Elasticsearch database containing user credentials. The 72GB database contained over 380 million records.

Trump's legacy: What 2021 means for cybersecurity Special

In the context of a growing number of cyber-threats, organizations need to carefully evaluate tooling and options, and choose the right solutions for today and the near-term future.

Q&A: Wrong digital transformation strategy creates cyber-risks Special

One reason for businesses facing cybersecurity challenges is a lack of skills within IT departments; another reason relates to incorrect technologies and digital transformation issues. These are issues that need to be faced by firms into 2021.

Quantum computing: The next WannaCry-like episode? Special

2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways, but the spike in cyberattacks that we saw during the pandemic has changed the security landscape forever, says Gaurav Banga of Balbix. What does 2021 have in store?

British MPs bombarded by with three million monthly email attacks Special

It has been revealed that UK MPs have been targeted by around 2.8 million email attacks per month so far in 2020, according to new data compiled by a government watchdog. These are mostly phishing emails.
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