Ari Redbord of TRM Labs, who has had an extensive career in law enforcement, points out that 2020 was a pivotal year for putting cybersecurity on the agenda throughout the government. He discusses securing cryptocurrecy, the blockchain and other elements of the "digital battlefield."
The U.S. and Israel will expand their diplomatic relationship around cybersecurity, announcing a bilateral task force this week that will support cybersecurity and fintech innovation. The news follows recent action by the U.S. Department of Commerce to blacklist Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.
Including psychology in cybersecurity educational awareness programs allows employees to recognize and trust their own instincts when dealing with a potential security incident, says Denise Beardon, head of information security engagement at international law firm Pinsent Masons.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the progress made by law enforcement agencies in the effort to crack down on ransomware. Also featured: Evil Corp banking malware still active; XDR market trends.
The U.S. has joined an 80-nation agreement that sets collective goals for cyberspace, with a particular focus on internet integrity, electoral security, intellectual property theft, use of malign hacking tools and more. Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed U.S. entry into the multistate pact.
A criminal hack attack has disrupted healthcare in Canada's easternmost province and resulted in the theft of patient information and personal details for healthcare employees. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador disclosed the apparent ransomware attack on Oct. 30, and has yet to restore all systems.
The calculus facing cybercrime practitioners is simple: Can they stay out of jail long enough to enjoy their ill-gotten gains? A push by the U.S. government and allies aims to blunt the ongoing ransomware scourge. But will practitioners quit the cybercrime life?
As ransomware attacks continue to dominate headlines, Quentyn Taylor, a Canon director of information security, cautions organizations not to forget about "some of the other threats, like business email compromise," which continue to cripple organizations through financial and reputational damage.
ISMG editors discuss: U.S. Sen. Angus King on the need for the federal government to form a clear, declarative cyber deterrence strategy, how CISA is ramping up efforts to support critical infrastructure defenses and the potential implications of the U.S. blacklisting of Israeli spyware firms.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, cybersecurity threats and related risks continue to grow, including ransomware, external threats and especially those involving healthcare insiders, says Denise Anderson, president of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
CISA Director Jen Easterly and congressional leader John Katko, R-N.Y., agree that officials must take precautionary steps to identify "systemically important critical infrastructure" to reduce risks of pervasive supply chain cyberattacks.
Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the critical importance of addressing security risks involving legacy systems and devices - including specialty software and gear - that are often difficult for entities to replace. What steps should entities take?
How is the ransomware ecosystem set to evolve? Since some operations overreached - notably with DarkSide's hit on Colonial Pipeline - "what we're seeing … is that there is going to be a power balance shift," says McAfee's John Fokker, with more affiliates, not gang leaders, calling the shots.
The cyber actors suspected of being behind the deployment of ransomware strains such as LockerGoga, MegaCortex and Dharma, among others, are under arrest, after a joint operation involving law enforcement and judiciary agencies from eight countries. The actors are believed to have affected more than 1,800 victims.