On the cusp of 2022, John Kindervag - the father of the Zero Trust security model - reflects on how the Zero Trust dialogue has evolved in 2021 and makes his New Year's predictions. Will the president's executive order be an accelerator or an anchor? Which myths are ripe to be busted?
Two years into the pandemic, pharmaceutical firms remain a top target for cybercriminals, and that trend will undoubtedly persist in 2022, says Paul Prudhomme, a former Department of Defense threat analyst who is now a researcher with cybersecurity threat intelligence firm IntSights.
Preventing rogue device attacks is a critical component of Baptist Health's zero trust strategy, says Michael Erickson, CISO of the healthcare delivery system, which operates nine hospitals and other care facilities in Kentucky and Indiana.
SentinelLabs researchers say the new ransomware group Rook used the Babuk APT group's leaked source code to attack financial institutions in Kazakhstan. They warn that Rook is the first of many new ransomware groups that could deploy targeted attacks with Babuk's code.
The Apache Software Foundation has released a new Apache HTTP Server update, version 2.4.52, to mitigate risks posed by two flaws. One of the vulnerabilities is critical, but there has been no evidence it is being exploited in the wild.
Microsoft's Azure App Service had a security flaw, which researchers call "NotLegit," that kept your Local Git repository publicly accessible, according to a security blog from Wiz.io. The source code of customer applications written in Java, Node, PHP, Python and Ruby was exposed for four years.
As ransomware attacks continue to pose a significant threat to enterprises and individuals, "We will keep banging the message that basic cyber hygiene makes a big difference to lots of people," says Andy Bates of the Global Cyber Alliance. He also discusses the alliance's top priorities for 2022.
Internet-based photo-sharing and publishing company Shutterfly says a ransomware attack has disrupted some its operations. The company is currently assessing the full scope of damage, but says no financial account information or Social Security numbers have been leaked.
Security researchers have discovered two severe vulnerabilities in a popular WordPress SEO plug-ins used by more than 3 million website owners. If left unpatched, the vulnerabilities could enable an attacker to take advantage of a privilege-escalation bug and an SQL-injection problem.
The Cloud Security Alliance's new medical device incident response playbook aims to help healthcare entities plan for security incidents involving different types of devices, taking into consideration varying patient safety issues, say co-authors Christopher Frenz of Mount Sinai South Nassau and Brian Russell of...
French IT services firm Inetum Group has confirmed that it was the subject of a ransomware attack last week that disrupted certain operations. The group has ruled out, however, that the incident has any links to the Log4j vulnerability.
Organizations lack a basic understanding of "the landscape of security vulnerabilities," says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker. He discusses the state of cybersecurity today - including why he prefers the term "verified trust" to Zero Trust - and offers predictions for 2022.
As Russia masses troops on its border with Ukraine, the White House says Russian disinformation campaigns have been aimed at destabilizing Ukraine's government, while experts have seen a surge in "cyber intrusions" against infrastructure, banking and government targets in advance of a potential invasion.
Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the global privacy and cybersecurity practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, joins three ISMG editors to discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including how U.S. enterprises are harmonizing three disparate privacy laws, and ransomware preparedness.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the most recent developments in the Log4j security flaw crisis, ransomware-era incident response essentials and what to expect from cybersecurity in 2022.