Encryption & Key Management , Incident & Breach Response , ISMG Security Report

'Dark Overlord' Deals Data, and Congress Tackles Crypto

Audio Report: ISMG Editors Analyze Cybersecurity Developments
'Dark Overlord' Deals Data, and Congress Tackles Crypto

A hacker who calls himself "The Dark Overlord" has been stealing healthcare databases and then attempting to ransom them back to victim organizations in exchange for bitcoins. This edition of the ISMG Security Report kicks off with an analysis of the attacks, delivered by Marianne McGee, ISMG healthcare information security editor, as well as their implications for the cybersecurity practices of all healthcare organizations.

You'll also hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • A report on efforts in Congress - spearheaded by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee - to create a bipartisan "Digital Security Commission" designed to gather and deliver essential encryption facts to Congress, to help it tackle ongoing crypto and "going dark" debates.
  • A discussion with Tracy Kitten, ISMG's executive editor for banking, on the steps that financial services firms are taking to institute real-time fraud prevention to better protect real-time transactions.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our June 24 and June 28 reports, which respectively analyze the steps the U.S. federal government took to nab 301 individuals - including physicians, pharmacists and nurses - for Medicare and Medicaid fraud and the cybersecurity, cybercrime intelligence-sharing and privacy repercussions of Britain's "Brexit" from the European Union. The next ISMG Security Report will be posted Tuesday, July 5.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report by Ithaca Audio under Creative Commons license.




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