Despite the drumbeat that began about a decade ago for healthcare entities to bolster their identity and access management, it is still an "incredibly weak" area for many, Lee Kim of HIMSS says. She discusses the effects of cyberattack trends and the Ukraine-Russia War on healthcare organizations.
Two suspected ransomware operators have been extradited to the U.S. from Ukraine and Canada, according to the Department of Justice. One was allegedly part of the July 2021 Kaseya attack, and the other allegedly attacked healthcare facilities with NetWalker ransomware during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cybersecurity in Russia right now is complicated, owing to reprisals over its Ukraine invasion, leading to Russia launching its own root certificate to keep sites online; facing down "Russians only" RURansom wiper malware; and Avast being the latest business to suspend all operations in the country.
In the new "Proof of Concept," John Kindervag, Zero Trust creator and senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy at ON2IT, and Jeremy Grant, managing director of technology business strategy at Venable, join ISMG's Anna Delaney and Tom Field to discuss trending Zero Trust and identity issues.
With Ukraine having called on the world to join its "IT Army" and help it hack Russia and ally Belarus, what could possibly go wrong? For starters, launching distributed denial-of-service attacks - at least from outside Ukraine - remains illegal and risks triggering an escalation by Moscow.
In an open letter addressing Ukraine's request to web governance entity ICANN, dozens of researchers, internet activists, politicians and academics voiced their disapproval, instead calling for precise, measured sanctions that could more effectively weaken Russian military and propaganda efforts.
The ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the U.S. government's request for billions of dollars in tech aid to curb the global impact of the Kremlin's campaign in Ukraine. It also examines Biden's cryptocurrency executive order and why breached organizations often don't share full details.
Healthcare entities and other organizations frequently skimp on application security, which is a critical area, and this often results in data breaches, security incidents and other mishaps, says former Blue Cross of Idaho CISO Sandy Dunn, who is now CIO and CISO of security firm BreachQuest.
The Lapsus$ ransomware group is tricking users into installing malware by disguising it as verified and signed certificates, which researchers say are believed to have been stolen from the Nvidia and Samsung source code leaks.
President Joe Biden is expected to outline a whole-of-government approach to reining in cryptocurrencies, which have been criticized for lax cybersecurity measures. Media reports say the administration will announce an executive order on crypto this week, to align the U.S. with global allies.
Federal authorities are warning about seven vulnerabilities affecting a software agent used to remotely manage an array of medical devices and other connected gear. If exploited, the vulnerabilities could enable hackers to gain full control of the affected devices or alter their configurations.
Ransomware groups continue to target critical infrastructure sectors internationally. An FBI alert says that ransomware group RagnarLocker has targeted 52 entities across 10 critical infrastructure sectors, while Romania's premier petrol supplier, Rompetrol, has reportedly been hit by Hive.
U.S. and NATO officials are increasingly looking to sharpen sanctions and rhetoric against Russia, and cybersecurity is a pivotal part of the discussion. The Biden administration is now requesting $10 billion in emergency funds to address Russia's campaign, with sizeable pots for cybersecurity.
A new federal report spotlighting the spate of recent cyberattacks on the healthcare and other sector provides insights to help organizations better navigate continuing and evolving cybersecurity trends and challenges in 2022 and beyond.
An undisclosed website was the victim of a massive, dayslong distributed denial-of-service attack. The threat actor included a ransom note as part of the attack, instead of contacting the victim separately, and the DDoS attack has been mitigated, researchers at cybersecurity company Imperva say.