IT security professionals often have high career goals but, to their detriment, fail to adequately plan their careers, according to a survey released on Monday by IT security career consultancy website Information Security Leaders. The survey of nearly 1,000 practitioners found that 65 percent were “more than confident”that they will reach their ultimate career goal. A majority aspire to be a CSO, CISO, consultant or to start their own company. But 83 percent of respondents did not have a written career plan. Those with a defined plan earned “significantly more” money and than those without one, the survey also found. — AM
Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony has begun an investigation into an alleged cyberattack, which was reported to have resulted in the exposure of 3.14 GB of data in hacking forums, amid the emergence of different attackers claiming to be behind the hack, according to BleepingComputer.
BleepingComputer reports that vulnerable Openfire messaging servers impacted by the already addressed high-severity authentication bypass flaw, tracked as CVE-2023-32315, are being subjected to ongoing attacks aimed at ransomware encryption and cryptominer distribution.
T-Mobile has denied being impacted by a cyberattack in April that compromised employee information after VX-Underground reported that it had been notified by threat actors of the attack, which occurred immediately after the telecommunications provider was breached in March, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.