IT Security Professionals Still Using "password" as a Password??

Thought the days of using “password” as your password were long gone? Well, according to Tech Republic’s Alison DeNisco Rayome, at least 10 % of IT leaders STILL use “password” or “qwerty” as their passwords (insert forehead slap emoji here). According to a survey released today, conducted by SailPoint and Vanson Bourne, more than half of IT decision makers surveyed admitted to using the same passwords for both work and personal accounts and 10% claimed they still use simple

Rowhammer Vulnerability Targets Android Smartphone User

Hide your smartphones! A new(ish) attack is now targeting your fifth appendage… Yesterday, a team of Dutch security researchers identified a “GLitch” in Rowhammer (Android users, this applies to you), that allows it to be exploited by using Javascript to hack the device via the phone’s web browser. Originally just a “what if”, the new research shows that repeatedly activating the memory cells can cause the phone’s electrical charges to fluctuate, which can alter the data stor

Is it Time for AI & Cybersecurity to Work Together?

What is the difference between Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Machine learning-based threat detection? Wired's Lily Hay Newman explores all three approaches in AI Can Help Cybersecurity—If it Can Fight Through the Hype. We all know the latest buzzword to hit the tech space is Artificial Intelligence. But what is Artificial Intelligence really? And are the companies touting their last latest software as AI, really producing AI? First let's be clear on what AI is, a

Orangeworm Continues to Target the Medical Industry

Orangeworm has struck again, this time targeting the computers that operate MRI, X-Ray and other medical devices and machines. These attacks aren’t destructive or malicious however, rather the hackers are accessing the devices in order to learn more about them as part of an ongoing corporate espionage operation. The attack appears to be targeting/gathering information on how these types of machines work, and have also shown interest in "machines used to assist patients in com

US & UK Jointly Address the Russian Cybersecurity Threat

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog like a boss! The UK and US issued a joint warning to their respective citizens today, citing a cybersecurity threat from Russia, in which Russian state-sponsored individuals will target the increasingly popular, and purchased, internet connected devices used around the homes and in offices of private citizens. The statement also maintained the extent of, or reasoning behind, the “man-in-the-middle” attacks were no

The Geneva Convention of Cybersecurity is Here

Thirty-four tech companies, including Microsoft, have signed an accord agreeing to protect their customers and oppose state-sponsored attacks on users. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord was also signed by Dell, LinkedIn and Facebook, and included a pledge to improve their own cybersecurity defenses as well as empowering their customers to do the same and collaborate with organizations to bolster cybersecurity as a whole. Microsoft President Brad Smith stated the accord will help