U.S. financial institutions are vulnerable to a new array of attacks from cybercriminals and nation-state hackers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts told a Congressional panel at a virtual hearing.
The Maze ransomware gang is continuing to exfiltrate data from victims before crypto-locking their systems, then leaking the data to try to force non-payers to accede to its ransom demands. Don't want to play ransomware gangs' latest games? The only way to opt out is by planning ahead.
Semiconductor manufacturer MaxLinear confirmed this week that it was hit by the Maze ransomware gang in April and some "proprietary information" was exfiltrated and personally identifiable information exposed.
Despite the rapid shift to a work-from-home environment, business continuity and resiliency thrived. Does this mean security teams were focused on the right risks all along? Perhaps in part, but gaps still need to be addressed, says Quentyn Taylor, director of information security for EMEA at Canon.
If your organization gets hit by ransomware, what should happen next? Ideally, organizations will get help to identify the best response, says Kroll's Alan Brill. He notes that many organizations are now carrying cyber insurance coverage, in part, to gain rapid access to incident response tools and expertise.
Why do so many enterprises remain chained to outdated and vulnerable identity and access management technologies - legacy systems that rely on passwords, eat budgets and kill productivity? Baber Amin of Ping Identity and Ramnath Krishnamurthi of LikeMinds Consulting preview a new virtual roundtable on Modernizing IAM.
Two recently reported health data breaches illustrate persistent security challenges - defending against ransomware attacks as well as unauthorized access to email - that sometimes can expose years' worth of data.
The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware. Unfortunately for Florence, a city in Alabama, no one saved the day, and officials are sending $300,000 in bitcoins to attackers for a decryption key.
Ransomware gangs keep innovating: Maze has begun leaking data on behalf of both Lockbit and RagnarLocker, while REvil has started auctioning data - from victims who don't meet its ransom demands - to the highest bidder. Thankfully, security experts continue to release free decryptors for some strains.
A robust customer identity and access management strategy is critical to digital success for today's financial institutions. Eugenio Pace of Auth0 and Paul Bedi of IDMWORKS discuss CIAM in the age of the remote worker.
How have the cybersecurity challenges facing healthcare organizations changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? And how are organizations responding? Information Security Media Group's Healthcare Cybersecurity Virtual Summit, to be held on June 9 and replayed June 10 and 11, will provide insights.
Two ransomware incidents recently reported to federal regulators as health data breaches illustrate that the surge in such attacks shows no signs of abating. Security advisers offer risk mitigation tips.
The remote workforce brings more flexibility. But it also comes with unique challenges such as VPN congestion, a greater attack surface and a lack of visibility for security. How can you help remote workers to be both productive and cybersecure? Menlo Security's Kowsik Guruswamy offers advice.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Retired General Keith Alexander, former NSA director, discussing the long-term security implications of the shift to working from home. Also: an update on ransomware gangs leaking data and an analysis of using open source code for app development.
More ransomware-wielding gangs are not just crypto-locking victims' systems, but also stealing and threatening to leak data unless they get their demanded bitcoin ransom payoff. A growing number of security experts believe the strategy is leading more victims to pay.