Sens. Maggie Hassan and John Cornyn have introduced legislation that would create a pilot apprenticeship program within CISA. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act would also create a cyber-training program within the Department of Veterans Affairs, equipping veterans to hold careers in cyber defense.
The code used to build copies of Babuk ransomware - to infect victims with the crypto-locking malware - has been leaked, after someone posted the software to virus-scanning service VirusTotal. Whether the leak was intentional - perhaps a rival gang seeking to burn the operation - remains unclear.
Owners of Western Digital My Book Live devices have seen their data remotely wiped by attackers targeting a flaw first detailed in 2019. But WD stopped supporting these devices in 2015, which is a reminder that the best way to secure some types of internet of things devices may be to discard them.
In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses key topics, including open-source software vulnerabilities, and provides insights on updating SOCs and communicating effectively with the board.
The global law enforcement "Anom" honeypot operation racked up impressive statistics for the number of criminals tricked into using the encrypted communications service. Psychology was at play: Officials say users flocked to the service after they disrupted rivals EncroChat and Sky Global.
With the RSA Conference virtual this year, ISMG replaced its two live on-site studios with a suite of home studios and produced a diverse group of interviews on timely topics with thought leaders who will be solving cybersecurity's most urgent problems.
Based on Russian-language cybercrime chatter, "fear" likely drove the lucrative Avaddon ransomware-as-a-service operation to announce its retirement as the U.S. exerts increasing diplomatic pressure on Moscow to disrupt such activity, experts say. But are criminals simply laying low until the heat dies down?
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
Some 26 million passwords were exposed in a 1.2 terabyte batch of data found by NordLocker, a security company. It's workaday botnet data, but it highlights a hostile malware landscape, particularly for people still inclined to download pirated software.
There is a skills shortage in most tech roles, but cybersecurity for critical infrastructure is a newly identified problem that requires new approaches to resolve. Mex Martinot, Vice president of industrial cyber and digital security business at Siemens Energy, offers advice on steps to bridge the particular skills...
For Nicki Doble, group CIO and CISO at Cover-More Group - an Australian travel insurance company and part of the Zurich Insurance Group - the top priority is global security and privacy standardization across the organization.
A lot of CISOs talk about having security "baked into" their products and solutions. But for Stephenie Southard, vice president and and CISO at BCU, security leadership is all about ensuring that cybersecurity is part of the enterprise's very fabric.
The Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, has published new research that shows nearly 30% of people who contact the ITRC are victims of more than one identity crime.
If you're a Russian cybercrime gang feeling the heat after being sanctioned by the U.S. government, why not rebrand? So goes an apparent move by Evil Corp to disguise its WastedLocker ransomware as rival gang Babuk's PayloadBin, so any ransom payers won't think they're violating U.S. sanctions.
The U.K. Cyber Security Council is a new self-regulatory body for the profession. It is tasked by the U.K. government to execute its vision for the U.K. to be one of the safest places to work and do business online, says the chair of the council’s board of trustees, Dr. Claudia Natanson.