It’s no secret that the recent large-scale ransomware attacks are a call to action for greater federal cybersecurity regulations. As it stands, security policies are not mandated and are largely a voluntary mechanism. But it has become apparent that at-will standards are not getting the job done. According to a...
The White House is requiring federal agencies, including CISA and the FBI, to report cyber incidents that pose a significant threat to national security to White House advisers within 24 hours. Some security experts are questioning the merits of this new mandate.
December’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday covers 67 security fixes, one of which is a zero-day vulnerability spreading Emotet malware. Five of the other bugs are listed as publicly known, but not yet exploited. Additionally, Google, Apple and Adobe also released critical updates.
Following the devastating ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May 2021, North American propane supplier Superior Plus, which has 780,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada, has now acknowledged having suffered a ransomware attack on Sunday. The scale and impact of the attack are unknown.
Security and IT teams racing to mitigate the threat posed by the ubiquitous Apache Log4j 2.14 flaw are facing a new problem: Which version of the patched software should they deploy - 2.15.0 or the newly released 2.16.0?
What's in store for defenders as attackers increasingly try to target the ubiquitous Apache Log4j vulnerability? "Everyone is a target," says veteran cybersecurity leader Etay Maor, whose team at Cato Networks has been analyzing hundreds of attacks that already attempt to exploit the flaw.
The IT unit charged with overseeing the Virginia General Assembly has been hit with a ransomware attack. The incident has prevented state lawmakers from accessing a portal for their legislative proposals. The attack has reportedly not affected the commonwealth's executive branch.
An anesthesiology practice and an accounting firm are among the latest organizations reporting ransomware-related health data breaches. Meanwhile, other entities and vendors that serve the healthcare sector are dealing with their own challenges and fallout involving recent ransomware incidents.
Like CISOs everywhere, Dawn Cappelli of Rockwell Automation awoke last Friday to news about the Log4j vulnerability and the risk it posed to her company, customers and partners. Here is how she approached triage, response and capturing insights to be shared with other security leaders.
The year is ending with a cybersecurity bang - not whimper - due to the widespread prevalence of the Apache Log4j vulnerability. Researchers warn that at least 40% of corporate networks have been targeted by attackers seeking to exploit the flaw. More than 250 vendors have already issued security advisories.
Ultimate Kronos Group, a U.S.-based multinational firm that provides workforce management and human resource management systems, says that its private cloud service has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. An executive with the company says service restoration may take "several weeks."
Accenture's State of Cybersecurity Resilience 2021 study finds that 55% of large companies are not effectively stopping cyberattacks, finding and fixing breaches quickly, or reducing the impact of breaches. Ryan LaSalle of Accenture Security discusses how to increase cyber resiliency.
Multiple security researchers have spotted threat actors already exploiting the Apache Log4j vulnerability by deploying Muhstik and Mirai botnets to target Linux devices. Their advice: Ensure to remove any existing compromise before patching, and expect this flaw to be exploited for the long term.
A Russian national has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for aiding a botnet scheme that infected victims' devices with malicious Kelihos malware and ransomware, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Federal regulators are warning healthcare sector entities worldwide that an authentication vulnerability in a variety of Hillrom Welch Allyn cardio products, if exploited, could allow attackers access to privileged accounts. Why is the flaw so worrisome for some healthcare IT environments?