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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is funding three smartphone digital identity and privacy projects including mobile device attribute verification, mobile authentication, and physical access control. [Read More]
More than 50 applications distributed via Google Play have exposed tens of millions of Android users to a piece of adware (Android XavirAd) packed inside the apps. [Read More]
Risks posed by SS7 flaws are no longer just theoretical – cybercriminals exploited vulnerabilities to steal money from bank accounts [Read More]
Google this week announced the contents of the May 2017 Android security patches, revealing that six Critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaws were addressed in the Mediaserver component. [Read More]
Netgear releases firmware updates to patch remote code execution vulnerabilities in some of its routers and switches [Read More]
Vulnerabilities in Hyundai remote access app allowed hackers to locate, unlock and start a targeted vehicle [Read More]
Millions of users looking to get Android software updates have been tricked into downloading spyware on their devices through the Google Play marketplace, Zscaler reveals. [Read More]
The ambient light sensors found in phones, tablets and laptops can be abused to steal sensitive browser data, researchers warn [Read More]
Vulnerabilities in Bosch’s Drivelog Connect dongle and its mobile app allow hackers to send malicious CAN messages to a car and stop its engine [Read More]
Cisco Talos researchers identified over a dozen vulnerabilities in Moxa industrial wireless access points (APs) as part of a two-week analysis of the product [Read More]

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Adam Ely's picture
We can attempt to predict the future, but without proper security measures in place, data breaches are bound to happen. Unfortunately, it’s not a matter of if a breach will occur, but when.
Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
Adam Ely's picture
At the end of the day, the kill switch will not only decrease the amount of people mugged for their phones because there is little net value in the device itself, but it will also provide individuals with the means to wipe the device of personal information.
Adam Ely's picture
COPE is often an attractive model for organizations concerned about keeping mobile data secure but presents its own set of issues. So how does COPE stack up against BYOD?
Adam Ely's picture
This shift to mobile exposes a major fault that needs to be addressed and security practices must address mobile threats as well.
Marc Solomon's picture
To help cybersecurity professionals cut through the hype and gain a better understanding of what to expect as the Internet of Everything continues to evolve, these top 10 observations might help.
Adam Ely's picture
Yesterday’s device management approach does not work in a BYOD world. The end users are bringing their own devices, so we need to adjust to accommodate this new world order.
Adam Ely's picture
Security teams and lines of business have reached a turning point on BYOD. It’s now become more important than ever for the CISO to figure out how to manage risk without inhibiting users.
Adam Ely's picture
Many of us create our own blind spots through assumption. Until we understand what is occurring on mobile devices, we cannot determine if our controls are effective at managing risk.
Adam Ely's picture
CISOs are notoriously disliked. Trying to protect company, customer and employee data often means having to say “no” to new projects and implementations. This does not earn you many friends.