Recent incidents affecting the sensitive information of tens of thousands of individuals underscore the ongoing threats and risks facing organizations that handle health and other delicate personal information, including a community health center and a social services agency.
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
Don't stockpile cryptocurrency in case your organization falls victim to ransomware-wielding attackers and opts to pay a ransom. This might seem obvious to anyone aware of the volatility in Bitcoin's value, but some organizations reportedly used to employ this incident response strategy.
Ransomware attacks have come storming back after experiencing their typical end-of-the year decline. Security researchers report that the greatest number of known victms has been amassed by Lockbit, followed by Conti, Hive and Alphv/BlackCat.
There were no CISOs when Marene Allison started her career. There was not even a cybersecurity discipline. But starting with a distinguished stint in the military, she has progressed through the public and private sectors - including time with the FBI - to become CISO for Johnson & Johnson.
As one of the architects of Israel's offensive Red Team intelligence unit and Incident Response Team, Reuven (Rubi) Aronashvili, CEO of Israeli cybersecurity company CYE, provides a highly informed view of current cyberwarfare in the Russia-Ukraine war, including how it differs from kinetic warfare.
The American Dental Association allegedly was hit with an attack by new ransomware group "Black Basta." ADA is the latest medical professional organization to have a cyber incident disrupt services and potentially affect members' information. Tenet Health also experienced a cyberattack last week.
Ransomware group Stormous, in a Telegram post on Monday, said that it has breached and exfiltrated 161GB worth of critical data from beverage manufacturing giant Coca-Cola. The soft drink company has told Information Security Media Group that it is investigating the claim.
The median number of days an attacker dwells in a system before detection fell from 24 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021, according to a Mandiant report. The biggest year-on-year decline in median dwell time occurred in the APAC region, where it dropped from 76 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021.
Has your organization been bitten by BlackCat ransomware, aka Alphv? If so, the FBI wants to hear details about how attackers broke in, cryptocurrency wallet addresses used to receive ransoms and other information that could help law enforcement authorities better track and block future attacks.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Roger Sels, vice president, solution, EMEA at BlackBerry, discusses the global threat landscape one year after SolarWinds, including cyberthreats from Russia and China; the cyber impact of the Russia-Ukraine war; and the cyber call to action.
The Food and Drug Administration's decision to incorporate "quality systems regulations" into its new draft guidance for premarket medical device cybersecurity is an important development in the scope of the agency's expectations for manufacturers, says Dr. Suzanne Schwartz of the FDA.
The 2021 Dragos ICS/OT Cybersecurity Year in Review report says the number of industrial organizations with external connections to their industrial control systems has doubled, yet 86% of organizations report limited to no visibility of ICS environments. Tom Winston outlines the top challenges.
Pro-Russia threat group Killnet claims to have hit several victims with DDoS attacks in recent days. It targets victims that it believes are adversaries of Russia, and several critical infrastructure entities in the Czech Republic are known to have been successfully targeted.
Four editors at ISMG discuss the percentage of banks hit by ransomware - and paying the ransom, the HHS warning to healthcare entities as they continue to be targeted by the Hive ransomware group and reports that the U.K. government has been infected with NSO Group spyware.