Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter - the last in the series - is titled "Building an Effective Defense."
The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI announced the seizure of three domains after an investigation that found these domains selling stolen personal information and providing access to conduct distributed denial-of-service attacks. The domain includes weleakinfo.to, ipstress.in and ovh-booter.com.
Memo to IT administrators: Don't store data in cloud in an unsecure manner. Security researchers at Secureworks have found more than 1,200 cloud-based, unsecured Elasticsearch databases that attackers wiped, leaving only a ransom note demanding Bitcoin in return for their restoration.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has added 75 flaws to its catalog of known exploited software vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were disclosed in three separate batches of 21, 20 and 34 vulnerabilities on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Manufacturing is a huge industry with massive amounts of critical data and IoT surfaces, and it is also a lucrative target for cybercriminals. CyberEdBoard member Shankar Karthikason discusses how to secure your OT environment and build an effective cybersecurity program.
A $150 million penalty has been slapped on Twitter for deceptively using account security data of millions of users for targeted advertising, the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission say. Twitter says it has paid the fine and ensured that personal user data is secure and private.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook parent Meta, is being sued for failing to protect users of the social media platform during the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. The lawsuit on behalf of the District of Columbia was initiated by Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine.
The tumultuous experience of Symantec under Broadcom's control presents a cautionary tale for CISOs currently using VMware's security technology. Symantec saw massive customer and employee attrition following deal close, and the company's technology doesn't fare as well in reviews by Gartner.
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss the alarming, bizarre case of a cardiologist in Venezuela charged with developing malware and recruiting affiliates, recent ransomware and data leak incidents in healthcare and how the economy is causing mature cybersecurity startups to slow hiring.
The Russian-language criminal syndicate behind the notorious Conti ransomware has retired that brand name, after having already launched multiple spinoffs to make future operations more difficult to track or disrupt, threat intelligence firm Advanced Intelligence reports.
U.S. authorities have charged a cardiologist based in Venezuela with developing and selling multiple strains of ransomware, including Jigsaw and Thanos, as well as recruiting affiliates to use the crypto-locking malware against victims in return for a cut of any ransoms paid.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on Friday reached a provisional agreement to set a "baseline for cybersecurity risk management measures and reporting obligations." Called NIS2, it is a modernized framework based on the EU Network and Information Security Directive.
If you were a nation with legions of hackers at your disposal, seeking to sidestep crippling international sanctions, would you look to ransomware to fund your regime? That question is posed by new research that finds state-sponsored North Korean hackers haven't stopped their ransomware experiments.