The Biden administration will prioritize cybersecurity in its $1 billion IT modernization grant program for federal agencies, which will be overseen by the General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget.
In light of the surge in ransomware attacks against universities, institutions need to make asset management a much higher priority, removing obsolete systems and upgrading essential systems to the latest version to avoid exploits of unpatched vulnerabilities, says Matthew Trump of the University of London.
With consumers relying more heavily on e-commerce during the pandemic and beyond, leveraging behavioral biometrics for authentication is an effective strategy, says Coby Montoya, a fraud-fighting and authentication strategist at a financial company.
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was behind a ransomware campaign that used a contracting company called "Emen Net Pasargard" to target more than a dozen organizations, according to the security firm Flashpoint. But could cyberespionage be the campaign's true mission?
Can courts trust evidence collected by Cellebrite's mobile device forensic tools? Matt Bergin of KoreLogic has found new vulnerabilities in Cellebrite's software that he will present on Friday at Black Hat Asia. He says that forensics software should be put through rigorous penetration tests.
San Diego-based Scripps Health, which operates four area hospitals, has been forced to postpone some patient care - and reportedly divert some patients seeking emergency treatment - as a result of what local news outlets say is a ransomware attack.
Ivanti, parent company of Pulse Secure, published a permanent fix Monday for a zero-day vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure VPN products that has been exploited to target U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure providers and other companies over the last several weeks.
The average amount of time that online attackers camp out in a victim's network - or "dwell time" - has been declining, FireEye's Mandiant incident response group reports. But the surge in ransomware accounts for some attacks coming to light more quickly because those attackers announce their presence.
An attack group, likely based in China, recently conducted a spear-phishing attack against a defense contractor that develops nuclear submarine technology for the Russian Navy, according to the security firm Cybereason.
The NSA is offering operational technology security guidance for the Defense Department as well as third-party military contractors and others in the wake of the SolarWinds supply chain attack. The agency notes that attackers could use IT exploits to pivot to OT systems.
Recent incidents involving inadvertent exposure of patient data on GitHub, a software development platform, point to the need to ensure that data loss prevention tools are implemented, all available security controls are leveraged and employees are made aware of the risks involved.
CISA is investigating whether five U.S. government agencies may have been breached when attackers exploited vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure VPN products, according to a senior official. Security researchers believe that at least two nation-state groups have been attempting to exploit these flaws.