While you may be confident in your own email security, the truth is that your security is only as good as your partners’ and vendors’. Attackers have pivoted their strategy to focus on exploiting these trusted relationships to launch supply chain attacks, including payment, invoice, and RFQ fraud. In many cases,...
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features three segments on battling ransomware. It includes insights on the Biden administration's efforts to curtail ransomware attacks, comments on risk mitigation from the acting director of CISA, plus suggestions for disrupting the ransomware business model.
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.
The prolific Avaddon ransomware-as-a-service operation has announced its closure and released 2,934 decryption keys for free. Has the increased focus by Western governments on combating ransomware been driving this and other operations to exit the fray?
The White House has written to business leaders, urging them to prioritize having robust ransomware defenses in place. The move comes as the Biden administration pursues multiple strategies to combat ransomware and digital extortion, including ordering a new task force to coordinate all federal investigations.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report details the ongoing wave of ransomware attacks, including the disruption of JBS, the world's largest supplier of meat. Also featured are police busting criminals who formerly used the EncroChat communications network and the strategies for filling the cyber skills gap.
Attackers are leveraging social engineering to drive significantly higher engagement and account takeover. Abnormal Security's quarterly threat reports are the only source of industry data on the true volume of BEC attacks. In our latest threat report, we found that attacks across a variety of categories grew at...
Many organizations can often underestimate their level of cyber
risk or overestimate the strength of their security controls. When it
comes to cyber security, they cannot afford to make mistakes because the
cost of a data breach is incredibly high. For some organizations, the
impact of a breach can cause...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the city of Tulsa's decision to refuse to pay a ransom following an attack. Also featured: Johnson & Johnson's CISO on shifting priorities; mitigating quantum computing risks.
Love it or hate it, email remains an essential business and productivity tool. Many organizations have now migrated to cloud-based Office 365 email for their employees. But while cloud-based approaches offer easier procurement, manageability and better cost savings, certain email facts of life won't change.
"They’re playing games," is how one security expert describes Conti ransomware-wielding attackers' "gift" of a decryptor to Ireland's crypto-locked health service, while still demanding a ransom to not leak stolen health data. The same could be said of the DarkSide gang's promised retirement.
The past year has taught us much about resilience. But how do we update our tools and skills for the future? Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president at Microsoft, discusses new, fundamental cybersecurity shifts and how our strategies for acquring skills and diversity must reflect them.