23andMe Data Leak – October 2023

The 23andMe data leak was first reported in October 20231. Approximately 6.9 million 23andMe customers had their data compromised after an anonymous hacker accessed user-profiles and posted them for sale on the internet earlier that year. The breach exposed sensitive information, including health data, and raised concerns about privacy and security. The company confirmed the… Continue reading 23andMe Data Leak – October 2023

MOVEit Data Breach – August 24, 2023

The MOVEit Data Breach was reported on August 24, 2023. This breach affected millions of consumers and organizations, including the U.S. Department of Energy, British Airways, and pension funds, among others Incident: The MOVEit data breach occurred, impacting millions of consumers and organizations. Affected Parties: Organizations using MOVEit, including financial services companies, government agencies, and others. Date Reported:… Continue reading MOVEit Data Breach – August 24, 2023

Cues from OMB Zero Trust Architecture memo

Towards the end of January 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its memorandum on moving government agencies to a zero-trust model. Enterprises that align themselves to industries regulated by the federal agencies can take a cue from it to improve their security posture. The memo considers the recent ransomware attacks on various… Continue reading Cues from OMB Zero Trust Architecture memo

Machine Learning, Society and Cybersecurity

Machine Learning (ML) appears to have made great strides in many areas, including machine translation, autonomous vehicle control, image classification, enabling games on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Steam. This has made Artificial Intelligence popular and securing the information in it is challenging. Let’s take a look at an industry that many of us use. We… Continue reading Machine Learning, Society and Cybersecurity

Security in Agile Methodology

Many large organizations are moving towards the Agile software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology. Agile methodology is a combination of iterative and incremental process models with a focus on process adaptability and customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of working software product. The general characteristics of any Agile methodology are: Prioritizing feedback. Agile teams rely heavily on the… Continue reading Security in Agile Methodology