Tag: Risk

Cybersecurity, Security

New U.S. Government Initiative Holds Contractors Accountable for Cybersecurity

October 7, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The U.S. government on Wednesday announced the formation of a new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative that aims to hold contractors accountable for failing to meet required cybersecurity requirements in order to safeguard public sector information and infrastructure. “For too long, companies […]

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Gmail users at risk of phishing attacks, US intelligence officials warn

July 19, 2018

Via: DailyMail

A new feature added in the recent Gmail redesign could present an ’emerging threat’ to users, US intelligence officials have warned. The new feature, known as ‘Confidential Mode’, could leave an increased number of users susceptible to attacks from cyber […]

Challenges, Trends

A critical security flaw in popular industrial software put power plants at risk

May 2, 2018

Via: ZDNet

A severe vulnerability in a widely used industrial control software could have been used to disrupt and shut down power plants and other critical infrastructure. Researchers at security firm Tenable found the flaw in the popular Schneider Electric software, used […]

Application areas, Finance, Online Tools

In a volatile market, do investment apps put users at risk?

February 9, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The stock market’s volatility this week is old hat for seasoned investors — but for novices using low-cost micro-investment apps it prompted concern. And some say that these apps could unintentionally promote investing behaviors that could put those users at […]

Predictions, Trends

Preempt 2018 Predictions: Enabling Security in the New Digital Age Through Identity, Behavior and Risk

December 28, 2017

Via: VMBlog

Enterprises are deploying more cloud services, embracing DevOps, leveraging on-premises applications and exploring other productivity and cost optimization solutions. As a result, it is becoming harder for them to know who within the organization has access to what and how […]


10 riskiest cloud services

November 2, 2015

Via: itCurated

The average employee uses 30 cloud services at work, according to cloud security vendor Skyhigh Networks. Some services are more risky than others, however. Skyhigh ranked 16,000 different cloud service providers based on whether they encrypted data, respected customer privacy […]


Mozilla’s mobile misstep puts the Web at risk

September 1, 2015

Via: itCurated

Mozilla’s mission is at risk. That, in turn, could put the entire Web at risk. Mozilla, the foundation behind the Firefox Web browser, may declare in its mission statement that “the Internet is a global public resource that must remain […]


Watch out for these 9 information security threats

March 20, 2015

Via: itCurated

Threat Horizon report The information security threat landscape is constantly evolving. To help you navigate the terrain, each year the ISF (Information Security Forum) — a nonprofit association that assesses security and risk management issues on behalf of its members […]