The U.S. is setting up a Joint Ransomware Task Force, headed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI, as well as two international initiatives, chaired by the Department of Justice, to tackle illegal cryptocurrency activities related to ransomware.
In this edition, Ari Redbord and Grant Schneider join ISMG editors to discuss the challenges ahead for the U.S. government as it plans to roll out EDR deployments at more than half of federal agencies this year, how stable the stablecoin economy really is and how to improve industry collaboration.
The tumultuous experience of Symantec under Broadcom's control presents a cautionary tale for CISOs currently using VMware's security technology. Symantec saw massive customer and employee attrition following deal close, and the company's technology doesn't fare as well in reviews by Gartner.
Pathlock has merged with Appsian to form a 500-person vendor that secures users and data across SAP and Oracle's ERP apps. Bringing Pathlock, Appsian and Security Weaver together will allow the firm to take a larger bite out of the $110 billion market focused on compliance testing for business apps.
There has been a rise in crypto fraud, and a substantial portion of it can be attributed to stimulus funding and paycheck protection programs, says David Britton, vice president of strategy, global ID and fraud at Experian. He discusses new authentication methods and stricter regulations.
The Russian-language criminal syndicate behind the notorious Conti ransomware has retired that brand name, after having already launched multiple spinoffs to make future operations more difficult to track or disrupt, threat intelligence firm Advanced Intelligence reports.
Palo Alto Networks' product portfolio is paying dividends as customers look to reduce their vendor footprint, says CEO Nikesh Arora. He says despite pressures in the global economy, enterprises aren't currently stressing about their IT budgets.
Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
Criminals are doubling down on their use of information-stealing malware, such as Cryptobot, RedLine Stealer and QuilClipper, to steal private keys and siphon off cryptocurrency being stored in internet-connected hot wallets or to raid cryptocurrency holders' online exchange accounts.
EDR deployments will be underway at more than half of federal civilian agencies by the end of September, according to federal officials. CISA is currently in the process of deploying EDR across 26 federal civilian agencies and expects to have work underway at 53 agencies by Sept. 30, 2022.
Google will offer customers access to the same technology it uses to lock down developer workflows to ensure open-source dependencies are addressed. Assured Open Source Software will allow clients to ensure third-party software they're using is scanned, analyzed and fuzz-tested for vulnerabilities.
If you were a nation with legions of hackers at your disposal, seeking to sidestep crippling international sanctions, would you look to ransomware to fund your regime? That question is posed by new research that finds state-sponsored North Korean hackers haven't stopped their ransomware experiments.
Mature cybersecurity startups are beginning to slow hiring and prune operating expenses as macroeconomic storm clouds obscure future funding sources. Emerging vendors must grapple with an IPO market that has essentially dried up and investors unwilling to offer valuations anywhere near 2021 levels.
The Linux Foundation and the Open Source Security Foundation have put forth a nearly $150 million investment plan, spread across two years, to strengthen open-source security in the U.S. The plan was announced at the Open Source Software Security Summit II in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.