In 2020, reports indicated that cyberattacks on the healthcare industry more than doubled from 2019, with
ransomware accounting for 28 percent of all attacks. Unlike previous attacks focused
primarily on providers, the COVID-19 pandemic
exposed vulnerabilities in the entire healthcare sector.
Four federal agencies have been awarded $311 million to bolster the U.S. government's cyber defenses and address IT modernization challenges, according to the interagency board of the Technology Modernization Fund, a federal funding source, which made the announcement Thursday.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why enterprises need a multilayered approach to securing identity, how fraud will evolve in 2022 and the need to secure backdoors to prevent ransomware attacks.
The COVID-19 crisis has posed an unparalleled challenge for cybersecurity. Like COVID-19, cyberattacks spread fast and far - creating more and more damage. But the pandemic has also had a positive impact on the cybersecurity function, which Tarun Kumar, CISO at Nissan, describes here.
Organizations are asking more of IT, legal and compliance teams than ever before. They need to manage more data—from more data sources. They must comply with more e-discovery requests. And they're expected to do it all more efficiently. ESG explores these trends in detail in a wide-ranging survey of more than 500...
Tammy Klotz took on a new job at a new company and even in a new state in 2020 - and she was charged with both establishing herself and raising the firm's cybersecurity posture. No challenge during a global pandemic, right? Here is how she has begun to pave her way.
Bobby Ford of Hewlett Packard Enterprise says that too often when an organization engages with security, it happens in an ad hoc way. He describes his mission to create a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to streamline the organization's security incident management and response processes.
Researchers say a pro-China influence operation leveraging a network of fake social media accounts has expanded, promoting in-person protests and narratives around COVID-19 and U.S. domestic policy, according to Mandiant, which does not definitively attribute the activity to the Chinese government.
An Australian software engineer warns that he was able to create a fake digital COVID-19 vaccine certificate via the government's Express Medicare Plus app, and that the agency in charge has so far failed to acknowledge his bug report. He recommends Australia instead copy the EU's QR code system.
As the last U.S. military flight lifted off Tuesday evening from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, what's been left behind reportedly includes a vast trove of biometric data that could be used to identify - including for interrogation or execution - individuals who assisted the occupying NATO forces.
The threat landscape has grown, and the airlines industry in particular has been challenged. As a result, Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Airlines, sees his role differently: It's beyond security and about more than just the business. Where is the role going, and how does one grow with it?
A recently uncovered phishing campaign used fake COVID-19 vaccination forms - and took advantage of confusion over whether employees will return to their offices this fall - to harvest workers' email credentials, according to analysts with security firm INKY. The malicious messages appear to come from victims' HR...
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
As the global pandemic upended work and home routines in 2020, cyber attackers pounced. Dive deep into how this extraordinary time has changed the threat landscape—and what it means for the year ahead.
Our premiere threat report draws from one of cybersecurity's largest and most diverse data sets to explore user...
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including improving federal agencies' cybersecurity and businesses recovering from the pandemic's impact.