Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks

ISMG Editors: The Rise of Info-Stealing Malware

Also: Holiday Cybercrime Defense; Palo Alto's New Acquisition
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Michael Novinson and Tom Field

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including advice for security leaders and their teams on strengthening off-hours defenses during the holiday season, emerging cybercrime trends in 2022, and Palo Alto's first big M&A since early 2021.

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The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor of DataBreachToday and Europe; Michael Novinson, managing editor of business; and Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial - discuss:

  • Highlights from an interview with Sam Curry of Cybereason who shares recommendations to security leaders to bolster off-hours defenses as we enter the holiday season;
  • Two emerging cybercrime trends of 2022; a surge in data stealing malware and cryptocurrency-targeting attacks;
  • How Palo Alto Networks will make its first major acquisition in nearly two years, scooping up application security startup Cider Security for $250 million.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Nov. 4 edition discussing how the ransomware ecosystem is fracturing and the Nov. 11 edition discussing how a $3B crypto seizure shows blockchain's security.

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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