Cybersecurity News


Google said it took down ten influence operation campaigns in Q2 2020

Google said the influence ops were traced back to China, Russia, Iran, and Tunisia.
05 August 2020

Tales from the Trenches Show Security Issues Endemic to Healthcare

The CISO for Indiana University Health says simple policies, good communication, and strong authentication go much further than vendor tools in solving security problems.
05 August 2020

Black Hat 2020: Linux Spyware Stack Ties Together 5 Chinese APTs

Black Hat 2020: Linux Spyware Stack Ties Together 5 Chinese APTs The groups, all tied to the Winnti supply-chain specialist gang, were seen using the same Linux rootkit and backdoor combo.
05 August 2020

Black Hat 2020: In a Turnaround, Voting Machine Vendor Embraces Ethical Hackers

Black Hat 2020: In a Turnaround, Voting Machine Vendor Embraces Ethical Hackers Voting machine technology seller Election Systems & Software (ES&S) offered an olive branch to security researchers with new safe harbor terms and vulnerability disclosure policies at Black Hat USA 2020.
05 August 2020

Supporting Women in InfoSec

Maxine Holt, research director from Omdia, explains why the time is right for women to step into more cybersecurity jobs now.
05 August 2020

Developing Community for Woman Infosec Pros in India

Vandana Verma tells us how women in India are finding support, education and love of cybersecurity through the growing InfosecGirls community.
05 August 2020

Twitter Fixes High-Severity Flaw Affecting Android Users

Twitter Fixes High-Severity Flaw Affecting Android Users A vulnerability in Twitter for Android could have allowed attackers to access private direct messages (DMs) and other data.
05 August 2020

US offers $10 million reward for hackers meddling in US elections

This includes attacks against US election officials, election infrastructure, voting machines, but also candidates and their staff.
05 August 2020

What to Tell Young People of Color About InfoSec Careers

CEO and founder of Revolution Cyber Juliet Okafor and Baker Hughes Director of Global OT Security Programs Paul Brager talk about the unique lessons and hard truths they provide when mentoring young black cybersecurity professionals.
05 August 2020

Black Hat 2020: Scaling Mail-In Voting Spawns Broad Challenges

Black Hat 2020: Scaling Mail-In Voting Spawns Broad Challenges Voting Village security celeb Matt Blaze delves into the logistics of scaling up mail-in voting ahead of November's election.
05 August 2020

SynerComm Reboots a Security Staple with 'Continuous' Pen Testing

SPONSORED CONTENT: Penetration testing has evolved well beyond a couple guys you hire to try and break into your network, according to SynerComm's Brian Judd. In addition to a service that offers round-the-clock pen testing, SynerComm also provides purple team testing, effectively splitting the difference with red- and blue-team exercises.
05 August 2020

Pen Testers Share the Inside Story of Their Arrest and Exoneration

Coalfire's Gary De Mercurio and Justin Wynn share the inside story of their infamous arrest last year while conducting a contracted red team engagement in an Iowa courthouse - and what it took to clear their names.
05 August 2020

Black Hat: When penetration testing earns you a felony arrest record

Coalfire takes us through the story of security professionals arrested at a courthouse while conducting tests on behalf of the state.
05 August 2020

Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter Hacker

Perhaps fittingly, a Web-streamed court hearing for the 17-year-old alleged mastermind of the July 15 mass hack against Twitter was cut short this morning after mischief makers injected a pornographic video clip into the proceeding.
05 August 2020

Synopsys: Why Security-Minded Companies Are Transitioning to DevSecOps

SPONSORED: For too long, developers have had to weigh the tradeoffs between software security and feature development. But as DevSecOps continues to gain momentum over application security, organizations realize that adopting security in software development needn't be a drag on productivity, says Tim Mackey from the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center.
05 August 2020

Black Hat 2020: Open-Source AI to Spur Wave of ‘Synthetic Media’ Attacks

Black Hat 2020: Open-Source AI to Spur Wave of ‘Synthetic Media’ Attacks The explosion of open-source AI models are lowering the barrier of entry for bad actors to create fake video, audio and images - and Facebook, Twitter and other platforms aren't ready.
05 August 2020

HealthScare: Prioritizing Medical AppSec Research

Seth Fogie, information security director at Penn Medicine, explains which healthcare app vulnerabilities really matter in the day-to-day business of providing patient care.
05 August 2020

A Most Personal Threat: Implantable Medical Devices

Alan Michaels, director of the Electronic Systems Lab at the Virginia Tech Hume Center, explains why implanted medical devices could pose a threat to secure communication facilities.
05 August 2020

How An Electronic Medical Record System Flaw Exacerbated the Opioid Crisis

Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health, explains how healthcare appsec vulnerabilities and abuse can go undetected in small medical centers -- at great cost.
05 August 2020

A Paramedic's Guide to Cybersecurity: Video

In this video segment, the Dark Reading News Desk speaks to several guests about healthcare cybersecurity. We begin with Rich Mogull, infosec pro and paramedic, for a discussion about what lessons cybersecurity can learn from emergency medical services and the parallels that already exist.
05 August 2020