Twitter has prohibited Moscow's Kaspersky Lab from placing ads on its platform, noting that the cybersecurity firm doesn't comply with its advertising policies. Twitter also referenced US government claims that Russian intelligence agencies have links to Kaspersky.
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Failure to understand that incident response is a process has led to a gap in organizations' incident response plans, says Rob Lee of SANS. Failures in recovery and lessons learned also contribute to the incident response gap, as does not understanding the difference between eradication and containment, Lee says.
We should no longer rely solely on potentially compromised credit bureau data to run credit checks and verify identities, writes Socure CEO Sunil Madhu. A possible alternative is to quit relying on static data and instead use dynamic data, which could not only reduce fraud but also increase online account acceptance rates, Madhu writes.
A new hacker group known as Orangeworm has been targeting health care organizations around the world, Symantec reports. The hackers are installing backdoors in health care providers, pharmaceutical companies and vendors that work for health organizations, likely for commercial purposes, Symantec reports.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking comments from stakeholders on how medical devices, especially legacy products, should be protected from cybersecurity threats. The panel is accepting feedback through May 31.
Data breaches are becoming more common, and nonprofits must prepare by making digital security a priority in their strategic planning, write Josh Levy and Katie Gillum. They offer several tips for nonprofits: Take great care with big data, focus on "capacity building," and think of digital security as a communal responsibility of the entire sector, not just single organizations.
The Russian government, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed Friday by the Democratic National Committee, which accuses the three entities of working together to harm Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign through the hacking of DNC computer networks. The Trump campaign said the lawsuit, which does not name the president as a defendant, is "without merit" and "frivolous."