Days after the recent Okta data breach, parts of a security report, allegedly created by Mandiant, were leaked, giving the breach timeline and how the threat group gained access to Okta's environment. Security experts, including an Okta customer, discuss the report, supply chain risks and redress.
The Russia-Ukraine war has altered the risks facing organizations that use Russian technology or services, including the increased threat of being directly targeted, as well as disruptions caused by any new sanctions, warns Britain's National Cyber Security Center.
On Monday, Ukrainian ISP Ukrtelecom was hit by a cyberattack that reduced its services, the SSSCIP of Ukraine says. It is reportedly the largest outage since Russia invaded Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia’s internet services could be affected by a shortage of equipment due to ongoing sanctions.
In the latest "Troublemaker CISO" post, security director Ian Keller discusses killware - "a hack of critical services and or infrastructure that can lead to the loss of life" - and asks: "Why should the power grid - or hospitals, water treatment plants or your pacemaker - be internet-accessible?
Cyber experts recommend security teams stay on high alert in protecting enterprise networks as Russia launches cyberattacks against Ukraine, atop its ground invasion. This thread serves as a comprehensive security-related news thread for the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
A bipartisan Senate bill proposes closer collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, with a goal of strengthening cybersecurity in the health and public health sectors. But would that make a major difference?
Life comes at you fast, especially when you're a breached business such as Okta, which may have exposed customer data or otherwise put the businesses paying for your product at risk. Here's how after detecting the breach, Okta fumbled its response, and what others should learn from this experience.
In the latest weekly update, editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the White House warning about escalated cyberthreats from Russia, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the healthcare sector and why combating SIM swap fraud remains challenging.
IT officials from Ukraine continue to call out alleged Russian cyberattacks. This comes as hacktivists have taken matters into their own hands in the digital underground. Also: NATO pledges additional cyber support, while President Joe Biden urges U.S. governors to bolster defenses.
Yet another ransomware-wielding group of criminals has hit an organization in the health sector. This time, it's cybercrime group RansomEXX, which has been trumpeting an attack against the Scottish Association for Mental Health. The crime gang says it has stolen more than 12GB of data from SAMH.
Identity management company Okta and Microsoft have confirmed breaches by the Lapsus$ group, which has been on a high-profile hacking spree. Okta is facing increasing pressure to more fully describe the impact of its incident, as Okta's identity systems are widely used across enterprises.
The ransomware-as-a-service operation AvosLocker has been amassing "victims across multiple critical infrastructure sectors in the United States," the FBI warns in a new alert that includes known indicators of compromise and tactics employed the group and essential defenses for all organizations.
The past month has been filled with action-packed virtual cybersecurity events as the enterprise community continues to deal with a myriad of cybersecurity challenges. While the topics covered were wide-ranging, ISMG analyzed two summits for common themes and shares the significant takeaways.
SentinelOne plans to buy security firm Attivo Networks, and the acquisition is scheduled to close sometime this summer. Some cybersecurity analysts and experts speak with Information Security Media Group about the gains and possible pitfalls of this $615.5 million deal.
As the Ukrainian military resists Russian advances toward its major population centers, its IT security teams are contending with record cyber incidents - although the same is true of their eastern neighbors, with Russia reporting "unprecedented" cyberattacks on its networks.