Ransomware has ascended, by some estimates, to a $1 billion industry. Although the FBI advises against paying ransoms, some organizations see it as the quickest way to recovery. Michael Viscuso of Carbon Black says that the larger problem is a failure to defend networks.
From worsening ransomware attacks to deepened concerns about external digital risk, former AT&T CISO Ed Amoroso says 2018 will be a challenging year, and security teams need to be building out their resiliency plans to prepare for what's ahead.
This episode of the ISMG Security Report is devoted to producer/host Eric Chabrow's recollection of the evolution of cybersecurity news and analysis during his nine years at Information Security Media Group. Chabrow is retiring after 45 years in journalism.
Ensuring the integrity of data generated and emitted by medical devices is a growing concern as cyber threats advance, says cybersecurity expert Kevin Fu, who also discusses concerns about consumer-wearable health devices.
A look ahead at five trends that should have a significant impact on cybersecurity in 2018 is featured in the final ISMG Security Report for 2017. Cybersecurity and privacy thought leader Christopher Pierson forecasts the likely occurrences.
Following the success of Russian offensive cyber operations, other countries will likely be testing their capabilities, says FireEye's Bryce Boland, who predicts nation-state attacks will become more common in 2018.
Since the massive data breach of credit bureau Equifax, the U.S. Congress has become more interested in the causes of data breaches. Australian security expert Troy Hunt, who recently traveled to Washington to share his insights with a House committee, discusses what he told lawmakers in this in-depth interview.
The international payments system is largely based on the three-decades old SWIFT messaging system. But cyberattackers have exploited weak controls employed by banks to make fraudulent transfers. Nick Armstrong of Identitii discusses a path forward for securing payments made with legacy systems.
Exploring Samuel Visner's vision - patterned after the Manhattan Project and moonshot - for collaborating to create innovative ways to improve cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: a report on legislation designed to improve the security of U.S. elections.
In an information technology environment where personnel are taking on increasingly complex responsibilities, the key to ensuring security is still awareness training, says former U.S. CISO Gregory Touhill, who says he'd put his last dollar on it.
An assessment on whether North Korea is behind the WannaCry ransomware attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the co-author of NIST's revised Trustworthy Email special publication discusses changes in the guidance.
An analysis of the cyber component of the Trump administration's just-published National Security Strategy leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security. Also, DHS and industry establish a cyber coordinating council to help secure the U.S. electoral system.
Legislation pending in Congress that would offer protections for companies and individuals who seek to "hack back" in retaliation against cybercriminals who have attacked them is a bad idea, contends Alan Brill of Kroll.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a report on a malware attack on an industrial safety system that experts contend could threaten public safety. Also, legislation giving DHS's cybersecurity unit a meaningful name progresses through Congress.
With just a few months left until the EU's General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced, too many so-called "experts" are spreading fear and falsehoods about the regulation, says Brian Honan, a Dublin-based cybersecurity consultant, who clarifies misperceptions in an in-depth interview.