Cybersecurity Matters

George Hulme lends his expert insight into the latest developments in cybersecurity

The FCC seeks to aggressively stem fraudulent robocalls with STIR and SHAKEN

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If your recent experience is anything like mine, your phone has been pummeled by robocalls. For whatever reason, throughout the past year, I’ve been inundated with calls from across the U.S. regarding health insurance, car insurance, investment scams, mortgage refinance … you name it. On a mobile phone it’s easy to block these callers, but […]

Healthcare survey finds abundance of medical device security overconfidence

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When facing a determined adversary, it’s one thing to be confident, it’s quite another to be overconfident. But that’s what a new survey of healthcare IT professionals and biomedical engineers found: an overabundance of confidence when it comes to connected medical device security. According to the 2018 Zingbox Second Annual Connected Medical Device Survey, respondents believe […]

Continuous processes can complicate security, but also provide an answer

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While cloud computing has promised to simplify the management of business-technology systems, it hasn’t exactly turned into a net simplification when it comes to security. Sure, cloud infrastructure platforms remove the complexity of having to secure the underlying infrastructure, and software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service providers simplify many aspects of application security. These platforms are cost effective […]

The app explosion and digital transformation drive rapid growth of the identity management market

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The identity management market is growing much faster than the overall IT market, and for good reason. While the enterprise IT market is expected to grow by 3.5 percent through 2018, research firm Technavio predicts the worldwide identity and access management market will grow at 13 percent through 2022. Why? There are multiple factors at […]

U.S. DOE seeks innovative cybersecurity technologies

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To outsiders, energy is often considered a mundane industry that changes slowly, if at all. The reality is that the energy industry has been experiencing just as much digital transformation as most other modern industries, as energy producers and operators rush to digitize manual and mechanical processes so that they can better manage physical controls […]

The case for the business benefits behind biometrics is growing

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For roughly 20 years now surveys of enterprises and my own reporting have shown the use of biometric authentication to be a niche market. While enterprises have known certain levels of access should have some form of second factor authentication, multi-factor authentication didn’t really catch on beyond a few use cases, such as for privileged […]

The iPhone security enhancements you need to know about

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Apple has officially set the date for its next iPhone event as September 12, 2018. The company is expected to announce a new line-up of iPhones and perhaps some other hardware. Of course, new phones means a new mobile operating system: iOS 12. And while iOS 12 will deliver improvements designed to increase operating system […]

Gartner says cloud remains top emerging enterprise risk

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Despite having made great inroads into organizations and representing what Gartner calls novel opportunities, enterprises still view cloud computing as an emerging risk, according to Gartner’s latest quarterly Emerging Risks Report. The 110 senior executives in risk, audit, finance, and compliance at large global organizations that were queried for the report, identified cloud computing as the […]

Analysts forecast global cybersecurity spending slowdown next year

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While not an absolute slowdown in the growth of security spending, the market analyst firm Gartner does expect the rate of growth in enterprise information security spending to cool in the near future. According to a news release issued last week, the firm estimates worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more […]

Are we honest about our password habits?

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Passwords are always an interesting discussion. While we all are aware that passwords aren’t quite good enough, we’ve yet to turn to any alternatives that are as convenient. PCMag.com recently set out to get some answers when it comes to passwords, and so they surveyed 2,500 U.S. consumers to get a sense of their password […]