Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

Enterprises embrace devsecops practices against supply chain attacks

Former Broadcom engineer gets eight months in prison for trade secrets theft

Former Broadcom engineer gets eight months in prison for trade secrets theft

Peter Kisang Kim admitted to stealing Broadcom data related to its Trident family of network switching and cloud networking chipsets, while working for a Chinese startup.

Ransomware is (slightly) on the decline, cyberinsurance company says

Ransomware is (slightly) on the decline, cyberinsurance company says

While ransomware attacks remain highly dangerous, data from a prominent insurer suggests that their frequency and severity is beginning to decline.

API security—and even visibility—isn’t getting handled by enterprises

API security—and even visibility—isn’t getting handled by enterprises

A new survey highlights the widespread nature of API security incidents and the lack of full inventories of potentially dangerous APIs.

Excess privilege in the cloud is a universal security problem, IBM says

Excess privilege in the cloud is a universal security problem, IBM says

A new report from IBM said that elevated permissions and role identities in the cloud are present in nearly all successful compromises performed by the company’s X-Force Red penetration testing team.

Q-Scout aims for smartphone security without the intrusiveness

Q-Scout aims for smartphone security without the intrusiveness

A new offering from the recently rebranded Kryptowire—now Quokka—looks to provide mobile application security without infringing on end-user privacy.

Medical device vulnerability could let hackers steal Wi-Fi credentials

Medical device vulnerability could let hackers steal Wi-Fi credentials

Vulnerabilities on battery units for medical infusion pump devices made by Baxter could allow for network access, DoS and man-in-the-middle attacks, highlighting IoT security issues and the need to properly decommission equipment,...

Instagram faces $402 million fine for alleged mishandling of children’s data

Instagram faces $402 million fine for alleged mishandling of children’s data

Parent company Meta said that it plans to appeal the decision by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, which is the second-largest, privacy-based fine on record.

California bill would tighten privacy protections for minors

California bill would tighten privacy protections for minors

The California legislature’s sweeping attempt to ramp up online protections for children covers a lot of ground, but critics say it’s too broad.

Traceable AI debuts API testing product for its security platform

Traceable AI debuts API testing product for its security platform

API testing tool xAST is now folded into Traceable’s existing suite of API analysis and visibility capabilities.

True crime shows might be the biggest educational tool for cybercrime awareness

True crime shows might be the biggest educational tool for cybercrime awareness

Popular cultural depictions of fraud and cybercrime are raising awareness of the dangers posed to personally identifiable information by bad actors, according to a new study.

Oracle sued over ‘worldwide surveillance machine’ by privacy rights activists

Oracle sued over ‘worldwide surveillance machine’ by privacy rights activists

A wide-ranging lawsuit aims to curb enterprise technology giant Oracle’s tracking, use and sale of personal data.

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