In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why security teams are still unprepared for cyberattacks over weekends and holidays, which experts warn is when attackers love to strike.
Many employees are likely to begin looking for the flexibility and ease that remote work offers even as the pandemic wanes, turning many previously in-person government workplaces into hybrid ones.
As agencies begin to support a more permanent remote future, it’s critical that they build security in every
Dutch police have detained Moscow businessman Denis Dubnikov after the U.S. accused him of receiving bitcoins worth $400,000 paid to Ryuk as ransoms by its victims. The U.S. is seeking to extradite the suspect, as the Biden administration's crackdown on ransomware continues.
The outages of the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware operation have been due to a coordinated law enforcement effort involving the U.S. and foreign partners, aimed at disrupting the group's attack capabilities, Reuters reports.
How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S. government pertaining to BlackMatter, following an advisory issued last month about Conti.
With deep national security implications, the cyber risks associated with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) are perhaps the most urgent. Threat actors have realized that targeting vulnerable companies across the defense supply chain can be not only a profitable enterprise but also an alternate method to accessing...
Cybersecurity experts have been
and remain concerned about a potential attack on the U.S.
election infrastructure. With Russian interference
in the 2016 elections, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
(CISA) undertook the mission to ensure free and...
Police in Ukraine have arrested two members of a ransomware operation they say has targeted businesses in North American and Europe, leading to victim losses totaling at least $150 million. The operation also involved French cyber police, the FBI and Interpol, backed by Europol's European Cybercrime Center.
The White House is ordering U.S. agencies to improve their logging capabilities to better track when attackers target their networks and data. The initiative addresses security issues outlined in President Biden's recent cybersecurity executive order.
Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
John "Chris" Inglis says one of his first priorities as national cyber director within the White House is focusing on issues of cyber resiliency. Battling ransomware and coordinating government responses with the private sector are also top issues he's tackling.
The World Bank has launched a cybersecurity fund for low- and middle-income nations to support public sector efforts to conduct cybersecurity maturity assessments, offer technical assistance and support training and staff development.
Following a breach of some of its servers in January 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau failed to follow standard cybersecurity practices, including properly maintaining logs of the incident to assist in an investigation, according to an inspector general's report made public this week.