Organizations looking to invest in enterprise blockchains to unify and secure transactions and data records should do their homework before trusting a vendor with their most sensitive information.
Researchers speculated that poor supply chain security could be to blame for a new malware campaign that targets insecure USB drives to infect Windows machines.
A July 2018 threat report from IBM X-Force Exchange revealed that threat group Magecart exploited unsecured third-party access to steal credit card details from Ticketmaster customers.
When it comes to vendor security, all the handshakes and paperwork that go into a business deal tend to get in the way of proper audits and thorough vulnerability assessments.
To protect their networks from insider threats, security teams need greater visibility into privileged accounts held by both employees and third-party vendors.
Corporate VPN security still plays a vital role in protecting enterprise networks, but it is no longer sufficient to prevent unauthorized third-party or privileged access on its own.
Organizations preparing for GDPR should reach out to their third-party vendors to clearly define the roles, expectations and responsibilities of data controllers and processors.
IBM X-Force monitored major data breach trends throughout 2017 and gleaned key insights to help companies avoid headline-grabbing security incidents.
To avoid becoming the next piece of cybersecurity news, IT leaders must assess the security posture of third-party providers.
Companies looking to minimize retail disruption during this holiday season should keep close tabs on emerging trends such as ransomware, the IoT and more.