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Geopolitical Conflict Is Fueling the Increase in Destructive Attacks, Report Says

Destructive attacks are rising from nation-states as companies are caught in geopolitical crossfires, according to a new survey. These attacks are intended to paralyze business operations by manipulating and destroying data and IT assets and denying incident response teams access to data they need to investigate incidents.

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Reddit Urges Users To Switch To Token-Based Authentication

The CyberPrivacy Brief: The security incident disclosed Wednesday by social media network Reddit verifies how attackers can intercept text messages or SMS-based two-factor authentication that delivers unique code to compromise accounts.  Impacted user data includes email addresses and a 2007 database backup that had old salted and hashed passwords. Attackers also had read access to storage systems, including Reddit source […]

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New York Cyber Task Force Recommends Strategies For ‘Building a Defensible Cyberspace’

“Offense has overwhelmed defense [leading] to a sense of helplessness . . . If we accept defense is futile because offense always wins, then we all stop trying as hard. We focus on cleanup instead of prevention.” – Jeff Moss (aka The Dark Tangent), Founder of DEF CON and the Black Hat conferences By Marilia […]

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Lawmakers Introduce ECPA Reform on Privacy & Fourth Amendment Safeguards On Digital Data

On July 27, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, a bill to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). Among many things, the bill requires that the government and law enforcement obtain a warrant before it can access emails, geolocation information, and other sensitive […]

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