A Russian man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a $1.5 million scheme that used personally identifiable information stolen online to file false tax returns with the U.S. Treasury Department to fraudulently receive refunds.
The ransomware challenge facing organizations today traces directly to the success being enjoyed by gangs who wield such malware, says Palo Alto Networks' Jen Miller-Osborn, who describes new strategies to help disrupt this cybercrime business model, including the launch of the new Ransomware Task Force.
What are the top cybercrime trends and threats coming up, and what should organizations be doing now to best prepare? Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson describes threats that are likely to emerge and intensify by 2030 and what security steps all organizations should be taking now.
A new WastedLocker malware variant, dubbed WastedLoader, is exploiting two vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer to insert malicious advertisements into legitimate websites, the security firm Bitdefender reports.
Cybersecurity professor Ron Woerner defines “unfluence” as the negative side of influence. He describes the principles of influence and psychology and how black hat hackers use them on their victims - and how to defend against these tactics.
Roger Sels of BlackBerry believes our approach to cybersecurity is broken. In this interview, he explains how security leaders can safeguard their organizations more effectively by resetting the status quo.
Allen Phelps, CEO of the security firm Trust Farm, reviews some of the tactics, techniques and procedures used by foreign influence threat actors to target research organizations and shares some best practices to defend against those threats.
Security researchers at FortiGuard Labs have uncovered another DarkSide ransomware variant with destructive capabilities. But the researchers say the variant is "unrelated to the Colonial Pipeline campaign" and no longer active.
In the wake of recent attacks on supply chains and critical infrastructure, Adrian Mayers says it's time for cybersecurity to be seen as an issue of national defense, and that cybersecurity leaders throughout the private and public sectors must embrace their role to protect national interests.
How can the security and HR organizations partner to foster a better, enterprisewide culture of security? This is what Steve Luczynski and Valerie Utsey did in previous roles, and they share insights from their presentation on the topic at RSA Conference 2021.
Secure Access Service Edge - SASE - has emerged in hardly two years' time as a new cloud-enabled architecture for delivering cybersecurity to today's dispersed workforce. Mike Anderson of Netskope and Mark Eggleston of Health Partners Plans discuss the promise and potential pitfalls of SASE.
Colonial Pipeline Co.'s CEO, Joseph Blount, said Wednesday that he authorized the payment of a $4.4 million ransom just hours after the company was hit by a DarkSide ransomware attack, telling The Wall Street Journal, "It was the right thing to do for the country."
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was every CISO's nightmare. And Roger Caslow of HRSD has faced a similar nightmare before. Caslow and Amit Basu of International Seaways weigh in on this recent attack, its significance and how ransomware defenses must change.