Whenever there is a breach or security incident, the infosec quarterbacks are out in full force, speculating what went wrong and pointing out what "should" have been done. Empathy is needed to share what worked and what didn't, not smug superiority. Security is for everyone.
Facebook is severing ties with data brokers, those companies that sit on piles of user data such as voter rolls, property records, purchase histories, and other databases. It's bad news for advertisers, but will it improve user privacy?
Much like Spectre, BranchScope is an attack that focuses on the processor's branch prediction system. That doesn't mean the processors are hopelessly vulnerable. It just means that as more researchers start exploring various features in modern CPUs, more issues will be found.
Many Internet of Things manufacturers handled security by disabling hardware debugging and locking down the firmware. Security researchers need to bypass these barriers so that they can find and help fix the actual security issues. A researcher talks about a technique gets researchers down to the silicon level.
Federal legislators are asking Facebook, Google, and Twitter executives to come to Washington to discuss privacy concerns.
A bill in the Georgia senate would criminalize some activities that security researchers commonly perform.
When GitHub unveiled its Security Alerts scanning feature last November, it was betting that if project owners knew which software components they were using had vulnerabilities, they would update them with patched versions. GitHub said that by Dec. 1, 450,000 vulnerabilities had been resolved, either by removing the dependency entirely or swapping out with a more recent, patched version. That's a little over 10 percent of the vulnerabilities addressed, right off the bat.
Recent advances in artificial intelligence, especially in deep learning and other machine learning approaches, are really exciting for the future of security. In the rush to roll out AI in security technology, it is easy to forget that machine learning is just a tool, and that like any tool, is the most effective when used by an expert.
The CLOUD Act gives governments new powers to seize data stored in other countries, raising privacy concerns.
Organizations don't have to decide between hiring a CSO/CISO or not having a security leader at all. They can tap the CISO's security expertise by working with a virtual CSO. Gal Shpantzer and Wim Remes talk about the challenges of being an intricate part of the organization's security but still an outsider.
The issues over encrypted data faced by Telegram in Russia and Apple in China could portend a conflict in the U.S. soon.
Akamai CSO Andy Ellis takes an uncommon approach to his job, distributing responsibility for security across the organization.
The FBI and NSA desire to weaken encryption is still the same, despite change at the top of the agencies.
It’s easy to talk the security talk, but it isn’t so easy to walk the walk. We learned that the hard way at a IoT security workshop during the 2018 Security Analyst Summit. We were asked to design a security product to protect an average household’s collection of IoT devices.
The disclosure this week of several new vulnerabilities in AMD chips--without any technical details--has again raised concerns about the way some researchers choose to deal with vendors on vulnerability research.