Cybersecurity engineering under the Federal Trade Commission

When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) releases new regulations or changes to existing ones, the implications may not be obvious to the average business or company employees. The FTC and privacy The FTC is a federal agency that protects consumers from… Continue reading Cybersecurity engineering under the Federal Trade Commission

Predatory loan mobile apps grab data, harass users and their contacts

Lookout researchers have discovered nearly 300 Android and iOS apps that trick victims into unfair loan terms, exfiltrate excessive user data from mobile devices, and then use it to pressure and shame the victims for repayment. Aimed at consumers in de… Continue reading Predatory loan mobile apps grab data, harass users and their contacts

Why are K-12 educational institutions reluctant to report cyber incidents?

A recent report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has shown that K-12 educational institutions are reluctant to report cyber incidents as they fear they would be penalized. During the fiscal year of 2022, FSA received 409 incident repo… Continue reading Why are K-12 educational institutions reluctant to report cyber incidents?

Federal defense contractors are not properly securing military secrets

Defense contractors hold information that’s vital to national security and will soon be required to meet Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance to keep those secrets safe. Nation-state hackers are actively and specifically t… Continue reading Federal defense contractors are not properly securing military secrets

Security pros feel threat detection and response workloads have increased

A new report conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) highlights why today’s security teams find it increasingly difficult to detect and stop cyber threats targeting their organizations. The research found that 70% of organizations have fallen vict… Continue reading Security pros feel threat detection and response workloads have increased

Infosec products of the month: November 2022

Here’s a look at the most interesting products from the past month, featuring releases from: Abnormal Security, Acronis, Bearer, Bitdefender, Clumio, Cohesity, Flashpoint, Forescout, ForgeRock, ImmuniWeb, Keyo, Lacework, LOKKER, Mitek, NAVEX, OneSpan, … Continue reading Infosec products of the month: November 2022