Four ISMG editors discuss: how too many organizations fail to implement basic cybersecurity defenses - such as MFA; a proposed lawsuit against health insurer Excellus that calls for an improvement to its data security program; and strategies for securing open-source and other software components.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether a new ransomware operation is a spinoff of the notorious REvil or simply copying the group's moves; how Maersk responded to the NotPetya wiper malware attack; and essential incident response skills.
The risks posed by Apache Log4j continue, as a previously seen initial access broker group with the codename Prophet Spider IAB appears to be targeting vulnerabilities in Apache's logging utility to infiltrate the virtualization solution VMware Horizon, researchers at BlackBerry warn.
Despite Western governments' increased focus on disrupting ransomware, the quantity of new victims doesn't appear to have declined, at least so far. But multiple experts say that nation-state efforts to combat cybercrime syndicates are still picking up speed and may well yet have an impact.
As tensions continue to flare between Ukraine and Russia, which has amassed at least 100,000 troops along Ukraine's eastern border, the U.S. continues to mull intervention, a part of which includes bolstering Ukraine's cyber defenses. This comes as experts warn that cyberwarfare could play an increasingly significant...
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
Kyle Flaherty has worked with a range of companies, changing the worlds of big data, IoT, BYOD, SaaS, open-source software, network security, fraud detection, data analytics, marketing automation and network management. He weighs in on brands and how metrics feed different audiences.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the state of cyber insurance today and why its future is uncertain; applying a security-by-design reliability model to analyze vulnerabilities; and how Russia takes down members of the REvil ransomware group as cyber aggressions in Ukraine rise.
Although flaws in Apache Log4j software that need remediating remain widespread in organizations, "some of them are aware of the issue, some of them aren't aware of the issue, and likely this issue is going to be persisting with us for many, many years," says Jeff Macko, an offensive security expert at Kroll.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the cyberattacks that hit Ukraine's government agencies last week are attributable to any group or nation-state along with updates to the cybersecurity executive order and illicit cryptocurrency trends.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management. As a part of that initiative, CyberEdBoard posts draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is "Recognize the Threats."
The U.K. government is considering new measures to boost cybersecurity standards in the country. The proposed laws recommend levying large fines on essential digital service providers for noncompliance with strict cybersecurity rules, and improving incident reporting.
In a span of just days, two prominent congressmen who have long advanced cybersecurity at the federal level announced that they will not be seeking reelection in 2022. Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and John Katko, R-N.Y., will, however, pursue a cyber agenda throughout the remainder of their terms.
Attackers have been actively targeting Log4j vulnerabilities, or Log4Shell, vulnerabilities in the servers of virtualization solution VMware Horizon to establish persistent access via web shells, according to an alert by the U.K. National Health Service.
Because healthcare IT environments are so complicated, it will become essential for all suppliers to provide and maintain a software bill of materials for their products to remain relevant, says Curt Miller of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.