Entries by Trond Hagen

Zoom faces a privacy and security backlash

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). The use of the Zoom video conference application has exploded in popularity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but this has lead to the importance of scrutiny from a security and privacy perspective which as […]

Reality Check: The Story of Cybersecurity

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). “Often, hackers are portrayed as “technical sorcerers” while defenders are “hapless techies focused on zero-day vulnerabilities and only the most advanced threat vectors,” but in reality, that’s not true. Cybercriminals are not always sophisticated, […]

The State of Breach Protection 2020

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). “What are the key considerations security decision makers should take into account when designing their 2020 breach protection?” 1,536 cybersecurity professionals has been asked that question and many other security related questions in Cynet’s […]

Visa Warns of New JavaScript Skimmer ‘Pipka’

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). A new JavaScript skimmer targets data entered into the payment forms of ecommerce merchant websites, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) warns. Visa notes in a security alert (PDF). “In September 2019, Visa Payment Fraud […]

Never Trust a Platform to Put Privacy Ahead of Profit

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). “If you wanted to secure the phone numbers you’d just put them in a database table called ‘2FA numbers don’t sell to marketers,’” says Matthew Green, a cryptographer at Johns Hopkins University. “This stuff […]

EU launches bug bounty programs for 15 software

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). The European Commission decided to launch its bug bounty initiative, the Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA) project. Starting in January, the European Commission is going to fund bug bounty programs for a […]

4 Industries That Have to Fight the Hardest Against Cyberattacks

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). Security Affairs gives you some insight to which industries that have to fight the hardest against cyberattacks… “Society’s dependence on internet-based technologies means security professionals must defend against cyberattacks as well as more traditional […]

Cloud computing is creating new challenges

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) According to Mike Kun in an article for threatpost.com: “Cloud computing is creating new challenges among security professionals as attackers embrace the “as-a-service model”, giving unsophisticated cybercriminals a leg up in carrying out attacks.” […]

TLS 1.3 – Internet Security Gets a Boost

TLS 1.3 updates the most important security protocol on the Internet, delivering superior privacy, security, and performance. 10. august marks the formal publication of an overhaul of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. TLS is an Internet standard used to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery for various Internet applications. It is probably the most […]