James Bond has entertained millions for decades. While he’s engaged in many battles and comes out victorious, his name is not a good password. Hopefully end users can learn from Manaford’s poor password practices.
As the Facebook, Google, and Twitter hearings came to a close, Mark Zuckerberg assured the public that company earnings take a back seat to security.
In a public announcement Zuckerberg said, “We're investing so much in security that it will impact our profitability. Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits."
Hopefully the rest of the community follows suit. Looking at the other news of the week, it’s worth asking whether maximizing security over profits will someday be the top priority for organizations large and small.
Here’s a look at stories you might have missed this week:
November 3, 2017
Australia is fast becoming a cybersecurity hotspot, but a large majority of cybersecurity professionals fear that the threat landscape is changing so quickly that they can’t keep up.
November 2, 2017
All in a day’s work takes on new meaning for Apple’s new iOS 11.1, which was hacked by a researcher only a day after its release.
Synopsys has been acquiring lots of companies in an effort to augment its software integrity platform. Black Duck Software is their latest purchase with a price tag of $565 million.
November 1, 2017
It’s rare for a week to go by without reading about Google. A set of flaws in Google’s Issue Tracker came to light when a researcher published his vulnerability findings on Medium.
Two law firms unwittingly shared malware to hundreds of clients in their business documents. Glasswall received documents from both firms, but their security technology, which examines files down to byte-level against the ISO or manufacturers’ standards before they are dispatched, detected the code.
October 31, 2017
Wearables may be coming into fashion after all, and not just in accessories. Researchers at the University of Washington are working on creating magnetized textiles so that users can store passwords and other data in their clothing.
Investigations continue into Russian influence on the 2016 election, and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced legislation to address cybersecurity issues in elections.
In the spirit of Halloween, Mobile Business Insight published a list of the 10 spookiest mobile myths that enterprises need not be frightened by.
October 30, 2017
Vice President of Research at Veracode, Chris Eng shared his story of transitioning from offensive to defensive security.
It’s never too soon to get consumers thinking about holiday shopping, so now is a good time to offer tips on how to stay safe while shopping online.