It took 100 days for the world to record its first 1 million COVID-19 infections. A week ago, 1 million cases were added in just over one day. In advance of the Thanksgiving break, pandemic expert Regina Phelps shares insights on the virus, testing and how soon we might see vaccines.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how cybercriminals are ditching banking Trojans in favour of ransomware attacks. Also featured: Defending against deepfakes; supporting a dispersed workforce.
Glen Hymers, CISO and head of data protection at the U.K.-based charity Save the Children International, says adapting to a cloud-first environment requires extensive security measures, including automated monitoring.
The FBI has sent out a private industry alert warning about an increase in attacks using Ragnar Locker ransomware. The operators behind this crypto-locking malware have recently targeted companies that include EDP, Campari and Capcom, researchers note.
Cybersecurity leaders are not immune to the forces of digital transformation. In fact, Nicolas Casimir, CISO EMEA with Zscaler, says the role is forever changed by the business and technologies evolutions we have seen in 2020.
Ransomware continues to pummel many types of organizations, recently including South Korea's E-Land retail group, French newspaper Paris-Normandie and a Georgia county school system. A ransomware hit against hosting giant Managed.com has resulted in ongoing site outages for numerous others.
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This edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion with Christopher Krebs, the recently fired director of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, on his accomplishments at the agency. Also featured are updates on ransomware gangs recruiting affiliates and healthcare supply chain risks.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have not garnered much attention this year. But analysts say such attacks could surge, and they have the potential to be just as damaging as ransomware and other types of cyberthreats.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
Two senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials have been forced to resign, and a senior cybersecurity official fears he will be fired by the Trump administration, according to news reports. The moves have raised questions over U.S. stability during the transition period to President-elect Joe Biden.
Brian Brackenborough, CISO, Channel 4, the British television network, and Nick Nagle, CISO, Security Critical, a U.K.-based consultancy company, discuss the lessons learned in 2020 and how they might impact the year ahead, agreeing that 2021 provides an "opportunity for a re-set."
The U.K. NCSC responded to over 700 cyber incidents over a 12-month period, 200 of which were related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the cyber agency's annual report. NCSC also notes that's it's preparing to step-up its response to cyber incidents involving the NHS and vaccine development.
Dave Snyder of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia has been in security leadership long enough to know: It's not about whether you have a technology foundation or lean more toward leadership. It's about having both, and about being a security evangelist, too.