This is the second episode of "The Ransomware Files," a podcast miniseries focused on stories of resilience in the fight against ransomware. An Australian company, Matthews, saw its backups corrupted and attackers release its data. The company recovered however, and has greatly improved its IT security defenses.
The specter of the May attack on Ireland's national health service loomed large at the IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference in Dublin, as cybersecurity experts gathered to detail the ongoing rise of ransomware and other types of online crime, as well as how to best combat such attacks.
Chipmaker Intel has issued a security advisory for two high-severity vulnerabilities in the BIOS reference code in Intel processors that may allow privilege escalation attacks. The vulnerabilities have a high CVSS v3 score of 8.2.
Ari Redbord of TRM Labs, who has had an extensive career in law enforcement, points out that 2020 was a pivotal year for putting cybersecurity on the agenda throughout the government. He discusses securing cryptocurrecy, the blockchain and other elements of the "digital battlefield."
The U.S. and Israel will expand their diplomatic relationship around cybersecurity, announcing a bilateral task force this week that will support cybersecurity and fintech innovation. The news follows recent action by the U.S. Department of Commerce to blacklist Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.
The top cybercrime threats facing organizations in Europe and beyond include ransomware affiliate programs, more sophisticated mobile malware and cryptocurrency-hawking investment fraud, among other types of crime, according to Europol's latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the progress made by law enforcement agencies in the effort to crack down on ransomware. Also featured: Evil Corp banking malware still active; XDR market trends.
CyberEdBoad excutive member Alan Ng of China Taiping Insurance, Singapore, explains the enterprise risk management strategy for the pandemic era and how the Distributed, Immutable and Ephemeral triad works with the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability triad to make organizations more secure.
Leon Ravenna, CISO of KAR Global, starts each day on the job with the expectation that this could be his last. That's how urgent cybersecurity has become, and it's in part why he's driven to dispatch the image of the CISO as the bureaucratic "Dr. No."
A criminal hack attack has disrupted healthcare in Canada's easternmost province and resulted in the theft of patient information and personal details for healthcare employees. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador disclosed the apparent ransomware attack on Oct. 30, and has yet to restore all systems.
Trading platform Robinhood says an attacker gained access to its customer support system last week, stole 7 million individuals' names and email addresses and tried to extort the company. More personal details were also stolen for a much smaller group of customers.
As ransomware attacks continue to dominate headlines, Quentyn Taylor, a Canon director of information security, cautions organizations not to forget about "some of the other threats, like business email compromise," which continue to cripple organizations through financial and reputational damage.
Marcus Rameke of Nikko Asset Management Group in New Zealand shares how he led the digital transformation journey to enable it to fulfill new business requirements using an agile approach that made staff more mobile and able to achieve better productivity and revenue and improve client satisfaction.
ISMG editors discuss: U.S. Sen. Angus King on the need for the federal government to form a clear, declarative cyber deterrence strategy, how CISA is ramping up efforts to support critical infrastructure defenses and the potential implications of the U.S. blacklisting of Israeli spyware firms.