The Dark Overlord, a hacking group that hijacks data from businesses and holds it for ransom, is now threatening school districts. The apparent intent isn't to get ransoms from schools per se, but to create a fear campaign designed to scare big businesses into paying the group's ransoms.
The upcoming enforcement of GDPR puts the spotlight on data governance, but what about the potential impact on vendor risk management? Jacob Olcott of BitSight discusses how to prepare for this new generation of cybersecurity regulations.
CISOs need to anticipate the important questions their CEO is likely to ask as mega-breaches make headlines and data security is in the spotlight. Here, security leaders offer insights on how to answer eight tough questions.
Equifax ex-CEO Richard Smith asserts that a single employee's failure to heed a security alert led to the company failing to install a patch on a critical system, which was subsequently exploited by hackers. But his claim calls into question whether poor patch practices and management failures were the norm.
Two dozen federal agencies continue to experience security weaknesses in five critical areas, putting government systems and data at risk, according to a new watchdog agency report. But which agency spends the most on IT security?
Security programs fail because of too much emphasis on protection and not enough on detection and response, says Ira Winkler, president of Secure Mentem, who calls on CISOs to help change their organization's security priorities.
At the first of three Congressional hearings slated this week to examine the Equifax mega-breach, one Republican said of the company's delay in detecting the breach: "It's like the guards of Fort Knox forgot to lock the doors and failed to notice the thieves were emptying the vaults."
A top Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity official says DHS is seeking to play a more active role in responding to cyber incidents at other U.S. federal agencies. At a House hearing, the top DHS policymaker also said securing the U.S. election system is his No. 1 priority.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report is devoted to a special report on how enterprises around the world should prepare for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which starts being enforced in May.
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith this week heads to Capitol Hill to testify about the massive breach suffered by the credit bureau. Lawmakers will likely focus on breach detection and response, information security practices and the suspicious timing of three executives' stock sales.
The recent Equifax mega-breach demonstrates how essential it is to have a robust, well-tested incident response plan in place that includes a strong public relations component, says Heath Renfrow, CISO at U.S. Army Medicine
A federal criminal case alleges that a former Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Corp. employee shut down Oregon's Medicaid information systems for several hours after he was laid off. Some security experts caution organizations to take steps to minimize risks from workers who are laid off or fired.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are among the top industry buzzwords of the year. But how can AI truly make a significant impact on organizations' cybersecurity operations? Brian NeSmith of Arctic Wolf Networks offers insight.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: an interview with NIST's Ron Ross about revised guidance on how to get C-suite executives to help shape information risk management. Also, DHS, FBI leaders outline goals for protecting the U.S. election system.