Cyber attacks happen — that’s a static fact of today’s cyber-fueled world. What isn’t static is how and where these attacks happen. Opportunities for attackers abound as networks grow more complex and orgs migrate (or come to life) in the cloud. Today’s attackers can spend months hiding in an environment,...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, cybersecurity threats and related risks continue to grow, including ransomware, external threats and especially those involving healthcare insiders, says Denise Anderson, president of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
A recent cyberattack on Community Medical Centers in Northern California has potentially compromised the information of more than 656,000 individuals. Meanwhile, Las Vegas Cancer Center reportedly fell victim to a ransomware attack during Labor Day weekend.
Wireless device makers in the European Union market will soon have to adhere to a new set of cybersecurity guidelines at the design and production stages of manufacturing, according to the European Commission. The guidelines target devices such as mobile phones, tablets and other products.
CISA Director Jen Easterly and congressional leader John Katko, R-N.Y., agree that officials must take precautionary steps to identify "systemically important critical infrastructure" to reduce risks of pervasive supply chain cyberattacks.
Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the critical importance of addressing security risks involving legacy systems and devices - including specialty software and gear - that are often difficult for entities to replace. What steps should entities take?
The Conti cybercrime gang, known for ransomware attacks, has reportedly leaked details of world leaders, actors and business tycoons after a strike at jeweler Graff. The organization is working with law enforcement and has informed the U.K.'s Information Commissioner’s Office about the incident.
How is the ransomware ecosystem set to evolve? Since some operations overreached - notably with DarkSide's hit on Colonial Pipeline - "what we're seeing … is that there is going to be a power balance shift," says McAfee's John Fokker, with more affiliates, not gang leaders, calling the shots.
It takes years to build a brand. A cyberattack that exposes customer data or even simply
paints the company in a negative light can cause catastrophic loss of trust in an instant.
Fortunately, all is not yet lost. Cybersecurity companies are continuing to fend off cybercriminals and consumers are
The cyber actors suspected of being behind the deployment of ransomware strains such as LockerGoga, MegaCortex and Dharma, among others, are under arrest, after a joint operation involving law enforcement and judiciary agencies from eight countries. The actors are believed to have affected more than 1,800 victims.
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis on Thursday announced that Federal CISO Chris DeRusha will concurrently serve as his deputy at the newly created office. Inglis, a Senate-confirmed top adviser to the president, also released a "statement of strategic intent" outlining his own official duties.
Massachusetts-based UMass Memorial Health is the latest large healthcare network to report an email phishing incident that potentially compromised hundreds of thousands of individuals' protected health information. The unauthorized email access lasted about seven months.
OptinMonster, a WordPress plug-in used in more than 1 million websites for sales campaign creation, was vulnerable to high-severity bugs, according to Wordfence researchers. An updated version of the plug-in has patched the flaws.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how to collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.