10Fold – Security Never Sleeps – 81

Your daily digest of “All Things Security” gathered, collected and researched by your very own 10Fold Security Practice team.

Big items to consider: Today’s news sweeps revolve the data breach of Qatar National Bank and successful hack attempts of the iPhone via biometrics. Additionally, Symantec CEO Michael Brown will be stepping down from office, and research has found that work productivity holds priority over security measures.

Qatar National Bank claims customer data released by hackers is authentic – Publication: PCWorld – Reporter name: John Ribeiro

Qatar National Bank has admitted that its systems were hacked but said that the information released online was a combination of data picked up from the attack and from other sources such as social media.


Your phone’s biggest vulnerability is your fingerprint – Publication: The Verge- Reporter name: Russell Brandom

In five minutes, a single person faked a fingerprint and broke into my phone. It was simple, a trick the biometrics firm Vkansee has been playing at trade shows for months now. All it took was some dental mold to take a cast, some play-dough to fill it, and then a little trial and error to line up the play-dough on the fingerprint reader. We did it twice with the same print: once on an iPhone 6 and once on a Galaxy S6 Edge. As hacks go, it ranks just a little harder than steaming open a letter.


IT leaders pick productivity over security – Publication: NetworkWorld – Reporter name: Sarah White

Results from two recent studies suggest that cybersecurity needs an overhaul at most companies with root causes of the problem including poor communication, a lack of employee awareness, slowed productivity and a lack of budget.


Symantec CEO Brown’s Exit Highlights Company’s Continuing Struggles – Publication: Dark Reading – Reporter name: Jai Vijayan

News this week that Symantec Corp. CEO Michael Brown will step down from office barely two years after being appointed to the role highlights the vendor’s continuing struggles turning its business around.