Security

News, trends and insights for cybersecurity in the digital age

Business leaders still disconnected from cyber risks

security disconnect DXC Blogs

While it’s long been said that to successfully manage the risks in enterprise security, business leadership — executives, the CEO, up to the board of directors — needs to be engaged with security teams, it’s still not happening. A recent survey from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) found that, while boards want to understand cybersecurity risks, […]

The letterbox problem with voicebox assistants

There are lots of voice activated tools and services now available from software on your PC and in your car to physical hardware you can place around your home. These devices and associated requests are becoming everyday occurrences, “Alexa, whats the weather” to“Siri, recipe for Chocolate Cake” (too many to list). The two main ways to […]

ISO 27001 certification: Is it worth the trouble?

What should an organization do to protect its information? Many organizations turn to ISO 27001 certification. The ISO 27001 standard offers a well-known framework to implement industry best practices in areas such as security incident management and physical security. But is ISO 27001 certification worth the trouble? Does it make a difference? After all, certification takes up […]

GameStop, Scottrade suffer data breaches

A duo of recent data breaches — one hitting a stock trading brokerage and another a videogame retailer — shows that more gains are needed to protect customer data, even with all of the progress made over the last 10 years. According to a story by colleague Steve Ragan, Scottrade Bank (a subsidiary of Scottrade Financial Services Inc.) […]

Study: 40% of used devices contain personal info

Here’s a new data point for IT professionals to ponder during their sleepless nights: 40% of electronic devices sold in publicly available resale channels contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII). A study by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) analyzed hard drives, mobile phones and tablets. “While there have been similar studies over the past decade, […]

Windows server attack code in the wild

According to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), there is active exploitation of a vulnerability in Windows Server 2003 Operating System Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to control the at-risk system, US-CERT says. According to the National Vulnerabilities Database, the flaw, catalogued as […]

La industria Cloud se prepara para la llegada de los drones al sector público

Te guste o no, los drones públicos están a punto de llegar. De hecho, la organización Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), dedicada a asegurar los entornos informáticos en la nube ha comenzado a trabajar con la iniciativa global sin ánimo de lucro, Securing Smart Cities, para establecer las normas que guiarán los futuros aviones no tripulados […]

Secteur public : les drones débarquent, les leaders du cloud se préparent

Que cela vous plaise ou non, les drones s’apprêtent à faire leur entrée dans le secteur public. La « Cloud Security Alliance » (CSA) s’est alliée à une initiative mondiale à but non lucratif, Securing Smart Cities, pour mettre en place les premiers éléments qui permettront le déploiement des drones dans le secteur public. Leur rapport, coécrit […]

Password managers: Secure tool or single point of weakness?

Let’s face it: Passwords are not only a hassle, they also don’t make the most effective locks. The average person has dozens of username and password combinations to remember. People who are very active online have hundreds of such combinations. It’s just impossible to remember them all, and that’s a big reason why people tend to use the same password […]

Why consumer-market leader Android is an enterprise runner-up

Google’s Android mobile operating system dominates the global consumer smartphone market with an 88% share through the third quarter of last year, compared to a 12% share for Apple’s iOS. The race is much closer in the U.S., where Android’s market lead in the three months ending in November 2016 was 55% to 44%, according […]