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ISMG Editors: The Complications of Regulating Spyware

Also: HHS' Warning to Healthcare Entities; Ransomware Trends
Clockwise, from top left: Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz and Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the percentage of banks hit by ransomware - and paying the ransom, the Department of Health and Human Services' 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.

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The editors - Tom Field, vice president, editorial; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe; and Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity - discuss:

  • Highlights from an interview with Tom Kellermann of VMware on ransomware and other destructive attacks targeting banks;
  • How federal authorities have warned healthcare and public health sectors of aggressive, financially motivated attacks by the Hive ransomware group;
  • How the British government has received multiple alerts in the past two years that officials' smartphones were infected with spyware built by Israel's NSO Group.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the April 1 edition discussing lessons to learn from Okta's breach response and the April 8 edition on building cyber defenses in wartime.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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