Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims, driven by "big-game hunting," data exfiltration and smaller players seeking larger returns, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why Barclays is being investigated for allegedly spying on its employees. Also featured: How the pandemic is affecting CISOs; an FBI assessment of nation-state threats to U.S. election.
Yet another ransomware-wielding gang has threatened to steal and leak the data of any victims who refuse to pay a ransom: The operators of Avaddon ransomware have created a dedicated data-leak site that already lists a construction firm victim, and the gang continues to recruit new affiliates.
Jeanette Manfra served under three presidents as one of the top U.S. government cybersecurity leaders. Now in her new role with Google Cloud, she draws upon her public sector experience to help agencies in their cloud adoption.
Phishing, pandemic-themed malware and ransomware - the threat landscape is familiar. But what is the deeper impact on cybersecurity visibility and response? Keith McCammon of Red Canary shares insight in advance of a virtual roundtable.
How many different shades of bizarre is the data breach notification issued by software vendor Blackbaud? Over the course of three paragraphs, Blackbaud normalizes hacking, congratulates its amazing cybersecurity team, and says it cares so much for its customers that it paid a ransom to attackers.
Security experts say that ransomware victims too often treat the malware infection as an isolated event, when they should instead assume that attackers remain in their network until proven otherwise. Here are eight tips for dealing with ransomware and other intrusions and making a full recovery.
The shift to working from home has changed the threat landscape, forcing organizations to rethink and revamp their business continuity strategies, says Steve Winterfeld of Akamai, who offers insights on mitigating the risks that come with remote work and ensuring employees can access the resources they need.
Paul Connelly has been CSO at HCA Healthcare for more than 18 years. But no year has been more trying than this one. What has he learned from the COVID-19 experience and the challenge of accelerating digital transformation amid a pandemic?
Rachael Stephens, program director at the National Governors Association, discusses a new report offering insights into ways that governors and state policymakers can nurture a resilient workforce amid technological disruption that's exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NSA and CISA issued a joint warning that U.S. critical infrastructure is increasingly becoming a hacking target and organizations need to guard against attacks. The alert notes that remote access to OT systems by a decentralized workforce creates risk.
Trending Better. Caution Warranted. Trending Poorly. Uncontrolled Spread. These are the four categories on the latest COVID-19 U.S. map. Pandemic expert Regina Phelps explains how the latest trends should guide our plans for business, education and healthcare in the fall.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for organizations to quickly embrace change and adapt to the "new normal" to maintain business continuity. Greg Foss of VMWare Carbon Black offers insights on how to adapt and survive.