Attacks against smart devices are surging, with both old and new threats targeting connected devices that remain largely unsecured, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
Spotlight Podcast: Flashpoint’s Allison Nixon on SIM Swapping and the Looming Online Identity Crisis
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:08 — 21.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSYour smart phone does double and triple duty: letting you do banking, buy a cup of coffee, board a plane or access a sensitive online account. But that doesn’t mean that your phone number is equally as trustworthy. In this Spotlight Podcast, we speak with Flashpoint* head of research Allison Nixon about how a recent rash of SIM swapping attacks highlights a looming crisis in online identity.
In this Security Ledger Conversations Video, we speak with Sudhakar Ramakrishna, the CEO of the firm Pulse Secure on that company’s journey from Juniper Networks’ remote access business unit to a thriving, independent company selling secure access technology to firms with on premises, cloud and mobile deployments. Technology has utterly transformed how companies operate and managed information , changing the conversation about ‘remote access’ to one about ‘secure access,’ he says. We’ll talk about how Pulse Secure has leveraged those changes to find market success.
Recognizing the persistent need for security to protect connected devices, industry leaders are collaborating through two separate efforts on Internet of Things (IoT) standards and guidelines to help combat the emerging IoT threat landscape.
A new, extremely evasive botnet has been discovered that takes unique leverage of command and control servers and can completely take over an enterprise device to execute any type of code it wishes, from ransomware to trojans to data extraction, according to researchers at endpoint and mobile security firm Deep Instinct.