It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.
Good news on the breach prevention and incident response front: More businesses are getting more mature practices in place, although as attackers continue to improve their efforts, so too must defenders, says incident response expert Rocco Grillo of consultancy Alvarez & Marsal.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has issued new security directives for higher-risk freight railroads, passenger rail, and rail transit that it says will strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to growing threats to critical infrastructure.
Many ransomware-wielding attackers continue to rely on initial access brokers to easily gain deep access to victims' systems, allowing them to steal data and attempt to pressure victims into paying via data leak sites. Researchers say that the number of victims being listed on such sites has surged.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the FBI has seized bitcoins from an alleged REvil ransomware affiliate, how to mitigate risks from BIN attacks and the latest COVID-19 trends globally.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of best practices for negotiating a ransom payment. Also featured: Busting Zero Trust myths and the dangers of mythologizing defenders.
Following the holiday recess, U.S. lawmakers are picking up several legislative priorities starting Monday, including progress on the annual defense spending bill, which contains amendments that would require incident reporting for critical infrastructure providers, among other measures.
Michael Lines is working with Information Security Media Group to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and as a part of that initiative, the CyberEdBoard will post draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself."
The annual IRISSCOM cybercrime conference in Dublin aims to give attendees "an overview of the current cyberthreats facing businesses in Ireland and throughout the world" and how to best defend themselves, organizers say. Here are visual highlights from the conference's latest edition.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how organizations can reduce risk especially over holidays and weekends, when attackers are most likely to strike. Also featured: Highlights from Ireland's IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference; what's ahead for COVID-19 and the workplace?
The findings from a penetration test can help you identify risks and gaps in your security controls. Charles Gillman offers tips to maximize the value of your next pen test and, in the process, deliver better results.
COVID-19 deaths are down in some parts of the U.S., but infection rates are up. What does this mean as the nation kicks off its holiday season with Thanksgiving? Pandemic expert Regina Phelps shares insight on how to approach the holidays and what it will take to attain an endemic state.
The U.S. government warns all businesses that they're at elevated risk of online attacks during Thanksgiving, given attackers' proclivity to strike on weekends and holidays. The alert is a reminder of the importance of having in place well-practiced incident response plans. Here's where to start.
A new report by Huawei Technologies USA and Reuters calls for greater international collaboration around transparency and cyber accountability. "Just having requirements isn't good enough. There needs to be an ability to tell whether or not the requirements are being met," says CSO Andy Purdy.
Many healthcare entities are resistant to implement multifactor authentication, and that is among the most frustrating critical security mistakes that organizations in that sector make, says Tom Walsh, founder of security consultancy tw-Security.