The purchase of healthcare security startup Medigate means Claroty can address the IoT, OT, IoMT and connected device needs of hospitals from a single platform. Claroty says its single-platform approach facilitates everything from network mapping and segmentation to continuous threat detection.
U.S. federal prosecutors indicted four men charged with engaging in business email compromise and credit card fraud schemes that netted them $9.2 million. The FBI has warned that business email compromises - whether through account compromise or impersonation - is a growing threat.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including the evolution of the CISO role, the community impact of ransomware attacks targeting hospitals, and trends in cybersecurity customers' buying behavior.
The U.K. government on Friday released voluntary code of practice that will be monitored for compliance. The guidelines tell operators and developers to ensure that apps receive updates to fix security vulnerabilities and call for every app developer to establish a vulnerability disclosure process.
An important element of cybersecurity maturity is defining what exactly an organization is trying to accomplish, says Dan Wilkins, CISO for the state of Arizona. With that mission in mind, security teams can align strategy, goals and benchmarks for cyber maturity.
Ransomware gangs rely on shotgun-style attacks using phishing or stolen remote access credentials to target individuals. This strategy snares less poorly prepared organizations, and that often means healthcare entities. Experts share insights on this plague on healthcare and what to do about it.
The Hive ransomware-as-a-service group says it posted customer data obtained during a November attack against French sports retailer Intersport. The U.S. federal government estimates the group has attacked more than 1,300 companies worldwide, collecting about $100 million in ransom payments.
A human resources outsourcing firm reportedly underwent a data breach from its own outsourced cloud computing storage provider. The company, San Francisco-based Sequoia One, did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Information Security Media Group.
Approov has landed a new CEO to help the mobile security upstart expand in the United States and capture more healthcare and financial services customers. The Silicon Valley-based company has captured high-profile European customers such as BMW from its development center in Scotland.
Akamai's acquisition of Guardicore allowed the company to extend from protecting public-facing web content and APIs to safeguarding internal applications and data, says CEO Tom Leighton. The $600 million deal will allow the Boston-area firm to blend its public-facing and internal security assets.
New York-based One Brooklyn Health is slowly recovering from a cybersecurity incident detected on Nov. 19 that disrupted a variety of IT systems at its three safety-net hospitals and other care facilities. The organization's CEO says there has been progress in investigation and remediation.
Four major cloud providers - AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle – will participate in a $9 billion U.S. Department of Defense remote computing contract, marking a departure from an earlier winner-take-all approach that ended up in court and slowed the DoD's cloud transformation program for years.
Especially for healthcare organizations, repelling ransomware attacks hinges on having robust monitoring and defenses in place to spot the signs of an unfolding attack and shut it down before crypto-locking malware gets unleashed, says Peter Mackenzie, director of incident response at Sophos.
A novel botnet dubbed "Zerobot" by Fortinet researchers is taking advantage of vulnerabilities in a slew of networking equipment and networked cameras with an emphasis on equipment manufactured in East Asia. The botnet exploits 21 separate vulnerabilities.