by Harriet Stone Harriet StoneHello, Naked Security readers. I’m Harriet Stone, an intern in the Sophos marketing team. Seven months of working (virtually) with cybersecurity professionals has made me realise just how unaware many students are when it comes to their online security. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic drove a . . . Read more
Anne Neuberger will join the National Security Council, according to sources. President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped the National Security Agency’s cybersecurity director to serve in a brand-new cyber-role on his National Security Council. Anne Neuberger, a more than 10-year veteran of the NSA and its cyber-chief since 2019, will . . . Read more
A fired Stradis Healthcare employee sought revenge by tampering with shipping data for desperately needed healthcare PPE. The FBI has announced that Christopher Dobbins pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in prison for breaching and temporarily disabling the Stradis Healthcare shipping system using a secret account, after being . . . Read more
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The widespread compromise affecting key government agencies is ongoing, according to the U.S. government. The U.S. government has identified Russia as the “likely” culprit behind the widespread SolarWinds cyberattack that has so far affected multiple federal agencies and private-sector companies. Cyberespionage is cited as the motivation behind the attack, which . . . Read more
A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more
Bugcrowd CTO Casey Ellis covers new cybersecurity challenges for online retailers.
David “moose” Wolpoff at Randori explains how hackers pick their targets, and how understanding “hacker logic” can help prioritize defenses. In the past decade or so, we’ve seen a massive shift toward the cloud. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated pivot to remote work has only accelerated this cloud trend, forcing . . . Read more
Threatpost explores 5 big takeaways from 2020 — and what they mean for 2021. Goodbye, 2020 — and good riddance, right? Most of us don’t want to take too much from this year into the next — but let’s make an exception for what we learned about security in the . . . Read more
Research shows that microphones on digital assistants are sensitive enough to record what someone is typing on a smartphone to steal PINs and other sensitive info. The potential for digital-home assistants like Amazon Alexa to infringe on user privacy by making and saving voice recordings of them is already widely . . . Read more