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.
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.
Four ISMG editors discuss the accelerating invasion of Ukraine by Russia and its potential impact on the cybersecurity industry; whether hacktivists are the new resistance fighters and the dangers that might trigger; and how a data leak may help researchers track and fight the Conti ransomware gang.
Guidance from the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council provides healthcare delivery organizations and vendors with recommendations for including cybersecurity in contracts pertaining to the procurement of medical device products and related services.
U.S. officials say that while it would be nearly impossible for Russia to "flip the switch" and convert to cryptocurrency to stabilize its sanctioned economy, they caution that Russian elites and entities may yet try to skirt the measures by transferring and obfuscating funds across the blockchain.
Russia's National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents has published a list of 17,576 IP addresses and 166 domains that it says are targeting the country's information resources via distributed denial-of-service attacks. It also published a 20-point list of remediation measures.
Could a fundamental but poorly secured protocol that helps power the internet finally get needed improvements? The Federal Communications Commission has opened a security review of Border Gateway Protocol, just days after Russia reportedly hijacked BGP to target a Ukrainian bank.
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what should global CISOs and security teams do to ensure that their organizations stay protected? Beyond following cybersecurity agencies' guidance, experts offer advice on how to brief the board of directors, appeal for resources, support teams and more.
This ISMG Security Report analyzes why Russia has not yet launched full-scale cyberattacks in Ukraine and the West and what we might expect to come. It also describes how organizations can bolster cyber defenses in times of crisis and outlines mistakes organizations make following a cyber incident.
Amid escalating violence in Ukraine and sanctions meant to hobble Moscow, the Senate has passed a landmark cybersecurity package that bundles three substantial measures - mandatory incident reporting for critical infrastructure, an update to federal IT security strategy, and FedRAMP authorization.
Why didn't Russia unleash major cyberattacks against Ukrainian critical infrastructure ahead of its invasion troop advance? While theories abound, some experts warn that, unfortunately, this war and its cost to human life is only set to get worse.
Federal authorities are warning healthcare and public health sector entities to be proactive and vigilant to at least three main potential threat groups, as well as various wiper malware, linked with Russia's attack on Ukraine.
The federal agency enforcing HIPAA is urging covered entities and business associates to sharpen their focus on protecting their organizations against cyberattacks. The agency has also laid out a list of priorities for rule-making, enforcement and other activities in 2022.