With hackers using ransomware and other attack methods to compromise high-value privileged user credentials, organizations need to take a serious look at how they approach their cyber defense. Here’s where to start.
Even with new technologies abound, we’ve come to rely on passwords as our primary means of managing access to systems, applications and data. In reality, passwords are our first—and in most cases, only—line of defense when it comes to protecting against unauthorized access, misuse and theft.
Verizon has released its 10th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a comprehensive and multi-faceted look-back on breach trends, threat actor tactics and apparent motivations, based on analysis by the company or one of its 65 partners of 1,935 breach events occurring in 2016. This Experts Corner article examines some of its findings by some of the industry's top experts.
Recent news headlines have declared the password dead. But what's slated to replace it? Are all consumers comfortable with the same authentication methods? Different generations aside, one thing's certain: there's got to be a better way.
With numerous breaches and a record number of compromised records; 2016 was the year of the mega breach. Expert Tin Zaw explores credential stuffing attacks that follow these mega breaches -- and the impact they have on society.
How do you destroy 500 million trust relationships at once? Break in to Yahoo! Today the company claimed that a breach from as far back as 2014 – the result of a "state-sponsored actor" – led to the loss of "account information [that] may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers."