To build defense capabilities, CISOs need to take a risk-based approach in presenting the highest risk contextually, and they also need to build visibility of tools and controls and a mechanism to prioritize them through a structured program that is communicated in financial terms to the board, says Urooj Burney,...
Privacy regulators in Europe last year imposed known fines totaling more than $1.2 billion under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, including two record-breaking sanctions, law firm DLA Piper finds. The total value of fines in 2021 was nearly a sevenfold increase from that seen in 2020.
To fight threats, security practitioners need to develop a proactive, offensive risk quantification strategy to establish cyber resilience, says Shaik J. Ahmed, vice president of risk, governance and information security at Mashreq Bank.
After the defacement of multiple Ukrainian government websites last week and subsequent deployment of destructive malware against Ukraine over the weekend, Lithuanian officials have offered to deploy the EU's Cyber Rapid Response Team to help Ukraine deal with cyberattacks.
GAO auditors say in a new report that the federal government's response to both the SolarWinds software supply chain attack and the exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Servers in 2021 sharpened its coordination efforts, but also exposed information-sharing gaps.
"We came up with a structured, documented approach to respond to mitigating the Log4j vulnerability using the EDR scanning tools along with a code validation, containerization, and sandboxing of our applications and networks," says Ian Keller, security director at Ericsson.
Risk management is essential to the existence of every business. It requires organizations to consider which risks they can accept and which risks they can mitigate. But the problem with risk acceptance is that attackers are "actively looking for risks that you haven't mitigated that they're able to exploit," says...
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of incident repose planning; the worldwide impact of the LOg4j flaw, which may lead to 2022 being the year of the SBOM; and the increasingly blurred line between conventional...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
We began last January with the realization that we have met a new and far more difficult class of cyber threat with the SolarWinds attack followed by the Colonial Pipeline attack in May. Both point to a fully wired world where physical and digital are colliding at unprecedented speeds.
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Microsoft released its first rollout of 2022 patches that covers 96 new CVEs, plus 24 CVEs patched by Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) earlier this month and two other CVEs fixed previously in open-source projects. This makes a January total of 122 CVEs. Nine are rated critical in severity.
Attackers wielding Night Sky ransomware are among the latest groups that have been attempting to exploit critical vulnerabilities in widely used Apache Log4j software. Microsoft says that among other attacks, a China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting Log4j flaws in VMware Horizon.