KRACK, as acronyms go, seemed an appropriate handle for last month’s WiFi security disclosure. After a quarter stuffed with bad security news, a new flaw in one of our most beloved technologies might have a few security pros on the verge of cracking. The showiest security disasters make news, but breaches happen every day to organizations of every type around the world. The attacker perpetrating the next big cybersecurity incident is probably already behind someone’s firewall. And while you should definitely patch your vulnerabilities and maybe even turn off your WiFi (ok, just kidding, no one’s going to turn off the WiFi), that’s not going to be enough. We need to change how we think about cybersecurity.
At one time or another, we’ve all connected to the Internet via public Wi-Fi – at a coffee shop, in a hotel, on a plane. The convenience is irresistible, but few people are aware that public Wi-Fi is one of the biggest risks to personal and business security because these networks are so easy to attack for hackers. Cybersecurity experts answer these questions: Are any public WiFi networks safe? What harm can be done on these public networks? And how can you protect yourself against this risk?
Connected car technology has been around at least since the mid-1990s, when GM’s OnStar system debuted in 1996. Today, most people think of the connected car as one that is connected to the Internet or some external service for information and entertainment, navigation, and, increasingly, safety. What does this connectivity do to the way we use these vehicles - what is its impact on our our security, our safety?
Whether you’re hitting the same old beach town or taking a cycling tour of Provence, follow these Top Five steps to stay cyber secure while soaking up the sun.
Ahhh yes, our employees. We love them dearly, but sometimes they do things that put the company at risk of a data breach or other cyber attack. I reached out to the InfoSec community to help me capture some of the more common scenarios and troubling cases where employees could cause a company harm, both unknowingly and maliciously.