How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S. government pertaining to BlackMatter, following an advisory issued last month about Conti.
In this update, four editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.
MITRE, the not-for-profit organization that works across governmental and federal agencies, as well as various industrial verticals and academia, has set up The Cyber Infrastructure Protection Innovation Center and The Clinical Insights Innovation Cell to protect healthcare.
In an effort to bolster endpoint protection within the U.S. government, the White House is ordering federal agencies to allow CISA to access existing deployments. It is also setting timelines for improving the protection of workstations, mobile phones and servers.
Criminal hackers don't break for lunches, weekends or holidays. Of course, that's just one of many challenges facing information security teams, as they attempt to maximize visibility and minimize complexity while protecting their business around the clock, says Peter Van Lierde, the CISO of energy firm Sibelga.
With deep national security implications, the cyber risks associated with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) are perhaps the most urgent. Threat actors have realized that targeting vulnerable companies across the defense supply chain can be not only a profitable enterprise but also an alternate method to accessing...
Recent years have seen
firms in electricity generation and distribution, oil, and gas facing increasingly sophisticated
cybersecurity attacks. And the stakes in the energy sector are significantly high.
In May 2021, a cyber attack hit Colonial Pipeline1, and though the attack targeted the company’s
Deepayan Chanda discusses the four principles of cybersecurity - reliability, accuracy, architecture and resiliency - that he believes cover most of the aspects of how CISOs can maintain the level of cybersecurity that their organzations need to sustain attacks.
Cybercriminals are resilient. How about you? Staying ahead of the bad actors.
Companies have responded to cybercrime by implementing security point solutions, but this is not effective. Learn how better cyber resilience requires collaboration between IT and security, standardized security incident response...
Rant of the day: Are we getting hacked because we now work remotely in the new normal? No, we're being hacked because we're not managing our risks and being lazy - and because the CISO is not being heard.
The digital transformation occurring in healthcare has brought with it a wave of new information security and privacy considerations for hospitals and health systems and the technology companies that serve the industry. With third-party breaches at an all-time high, healthcare providers continue to increase their...
You can't decrease the motivation of ransomware attackers. But you can curb their success by bolstering your own enterprise's approach to access, credentials and privileges. Morey Haber and James Maude of BeyondTrust share insights on ransomware defense.
CISA must update its plans to improve the security - both physical and cyber - within the nation's critical infrastructure, according to a report that specifically looked at issues related to the country's dams and levees. Attacks targeting critical infrastructure have raised the issue.
78% of companies expect another SolarWinds-style supply chain attack while 88% of orgs are increasing security spending — 35% say “increasing significantly. The consequences of the pandemic’s rapid shift to work-from-home and the exponentially faster shift to cloud technology that it helped drive, include less...
Now in its sixth year, the 2021 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report exposes vulnerabilities and license conflicts found in more than 1,500 codebases across 17 industries.
The report includes recommendations to help developers and consumers understand the software ecosystem they are a part of, as...