The recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack illustrates the vulnerability of the nation's critical infrastructure, says Richard Stiennon, a research analyst and the author of "Security Yearbook 2021: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry."
Diving into the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack - culprits, impact, recovery, and the increasing political firestorm it’s triggered - is the focus of the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Security leaders weigh in on the attack's significance and potential long-term ramifications.
As former CISO of Pacific Gas & Electric, Bernie Cowens knows plenty about cyber securing the nation's critical infrastructure. He shares his informed opinion on the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and what public and private sector entities must do to shore up key defenses.
President Joe Biden signed an extensive executive order Wednesday that describes the government's plan to increase cybersecurity protection across the public and private sectors as well as secure the nation's infrastructure against the type of attack that targeted SolarWinds and its customers.
Colonial Pipeline Co. announced Wednesday that it had restarted its operations following a ransomware attack last Friday. The company says it will take several days to restore all of its supply chain operations.
In April, Cybereason published a blog describing its research into the DarkSide ransomware strain that infected Colonial Pipeline this past week. Sam Curry, CSO of Cybereason, shares insights on DarkSide and the tactics behind the new breed of ransomware attacks.
Gregory Touhill, the retired Air Force general and former federal CISO under President Obama, minces no words when he describes the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack as a "global day of reckoning" for critical infrastructure protection.
The FBI and White House confirmed Monday that the DarkSide ransomware variant was used in the Friday attack that caused disruptions at Colonial Pipeline Co., which operates a pipeline that supplies fuel throughout the eastern U.S. But the gang behind the ransomware tried to shift the blame to an affiliate.
After a ransomware incident, Colonial Pipeline Co. has restored smaller pipelines that ship fuels to the U.S. East Coast, but its larger ones are still offline as it assesses safety. Citing U.S. officials, The Associated Press reports the company was infected by the DarkSide ransomware group.
Colonial Pipeline, which oversees more than 5,500 miles of pipeline that supplies fuel throughout the U.S. East Coast, confirmed Saturday that a ransomware attack has disrupted its services, and the company has taken some of its IT systems offline as a precaution.
U.S. and U.K. cybersecurity, law enforcement and intelligence agencies issued a joint advisory Friday offering detailed information on how to defend against the activities of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR, in the wake of the 2020 SolarWinds supply chain attack.
The Fermilab physics laboratory in the U.S. has tidied up its systems after security researchers found weaknesses exposing documents, proprietary applications, personal information, project details and credentials.
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.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of British spy chief Jeremy Fleming’s "cybersecurity call to arms." Also featured: Insights on COVID-19 business continuity planning; the wisdom of the late Dan Kaminsky.
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