The prolific Avaddon ransomware-as-a-service operation has announced its closure and released 2,934 decryption keys for free. Has the increased focus by Western governments on combating ransomware been driving this and other operations to exit the fray?
The White House has written to business leaders, urging them to prioritize having robust ransomware defenses in place. The move comes as the Biden administration pursues multiple strategies to combat ransomware and digital extortion, including ordering a new task force to coordinate all federal investigations.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report details the ongoing wave of ransomware attacks, including the disruption of JBS, the world's largest supplier of meat. Also featured are police busting criminals who formerly used the EncroChat communications network and the strategies for filling the cyber skills gap.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the city of Tulsa's decision to refuse to pay a ransom following an attack. Also featured: Johnson & Johnson's CISO on shifting priorities; mitigating quantum computing risks.
Love it or hate it, email remains an essential business and productivity tool. Many organizations have now migrated to cloud-based Office 365 email for their employees. But while cloud-based approaches offer easier procurement, manageability and better cost savings, certain email facts of life won't change.
"They’re playing games," is how one security expert describes Conti ransomware-wielding attackers' "gift" of a decryptor to Ireland's crypto-locked health service, while still demanding a ransom to not leak stolen health data. The same could be said of the DarkSide gang's promised retirement.
The past year has taught us much about resilience. But how do we update our tools and skills for the future? Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president at Microsoft, discusses new, fundamental cybersecurity shifts and how our strategies for acquring skills and diversity must reflect them.
All email, cloud, and compliance solutions are not created equal. As organizations make the move to Microsoft 365, many assume that the platform's built-in or bundled features will keep users safe and compliant. But these "good enough" features may not be good enough for your organisation.
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