The EU confirmed that it will activate its elite cybersecurity team to assist Ukrainians if Russian cyberattacks occur. The news follows rapid escalation in the Russia-Ukraine border conflict, where Russia has amassed over 100,000 troops and is reportedly considering full-scale invasion.
On this week's "Sound Off," attorney Lisa Sotto demonstrates how Colonial Pipeline did "a lot right" in its response to the DarkSide ransomware attack that led the firm to shut down operations for nearly a week last May. She shares best practices for enterprises to improve incident response plans.
After Russian President Putin's doubled down on the claim that Ukraine has always been a part of Russia, federal and state-level agencies prepare for cyberattacks that could be on the horizon if the situation escalates. CISA and other agencies recommend keeping rapid communication systems in place.
In 2021, there was a spike in cybercrime, and the focus changed for threat actors from several countries, particularly Russia and China. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike provides an overview of the changes, analyzes the takedown of Russian threat actor REvil and adds to its list of adversaries.
Botnet attacks have affected multiple organizations recently, resulting in web scraping as well as theft of financial information. They include a massive bot attack to scrape data from a job listing site and a TrickBot malware attack targeting 60 high-profile companies.
Are data breaches getting worse? So far for 2021, the number of records that were reportedly exposed declined slightly, while the total number of reported data breaches increased both in the U.S. and globally.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss how ransomware attacks got worse in 2021, the backlash from privacy experts sparked by the IRS' decision - now changed - to use facial recognition technology on American taxpayers, and why cybersecurity fosters competitive advantage.
What security functions should be kept in house, and which ones should be outsourced? The sands are shifting: the days of a fully in-house security operations center are probably gone now, says Elrich Engel, CISO and director of data and architecture at AMP, an Australian financial services company.
The January cyberattack on the International Committee of the Red Cross, which compromised the data of more than 515,000 highly vulnerable people, was specifically targeted at the organization, using code designed for execution on the ICRC servers, according to Director General Robert Mardini.
Reports say that Ukraine's defense ministry and two banks have fallen victim to a cyberattack on Tuesday. This follows what appeared to be mild escalation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict over the weekend, in which top U.S. officials warned that Russia could invade the former Soviet state this week.
By almost every measure, ransomware continues to get worse, not least in the average amount criminals receive when a victim chooses to pay a ransom. So say new reports assessing the volume and severity of ransomware attacks, the flow of cryptocurrency, attackers' target selection and more.
"All too often we hear that our industrial control systems have no security. That's not true," says Kevin Jones, group CISO of Airbus. In fact, he states, "some of these systems have been designed with security encapsulating them and security around them." He discusses enhancing cyber resilience.
People think cloud is a silver bullet, but it’s not. It's not even copper. And people think cloud it easy and someone else’s problem. But it's not. The cloud is nothing more than a highly resilient, outsourced data center with a lot of bells and whistles.
A 60-second TV advertisement, paid for by cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase. aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday. It featured a QR code that took those who scanned it to the trading website. Some cybersecurity experts have voiced concerns about using vulnerable QR code on live TV.
The U.S. CISA has issued a "Shields Up" alert to U.S. organizations to protect against potential retaliatory cyberattacks at the hands of the Russians - especially if the Biden administration intervenes in the country's conflict with Ukraine, where Russia has massed some 100,000 troops.