The debate over whether the U.S. government should have the right to force weak crypto on Americans has returned. Here's what hasn't changed since the last time: mathematics and the choice between strong crypto protecting us or weak encryption - aka backdoors - imperiling us all.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses Cloudflare's harsh criticism of Verizon over an internet outage it labeled as a "small heart attack." Plus: sizing up the impact of GDPR; reviewing highlights of the ISMG Healthcare Security Summit.
A second small city in Florida is paying off cybercriminals to recover from a ransomware attack that crippled the municipality's local network. How much did Lake City agree to pay, and how much of that was covered by insurance?
The city of Riviera Beach, Florida, has agreed to pay hackers about $600,000 in bitcoin to end a ransomware attack that crippled the city's IT infrastructure for nearly a month. In another recent incident, Baltimore refused to pay a ransom after an attack and faces $18 million in recovery costs so far.
One of the earliest ransomware victims in the healthcare sector has a strong message for organizations that believe they won't be targeted: Get prepared for an attack - otherwise you risk a devastating impact.
Several recently reported breaches involving ransomware attacks in which organizations recovered without paying a ransom to extortionists offer a glimmer of hope that healthcare entities are getting better prepared to deal with such incidents.
What's it like for a small, not-for-profit healthcare entity to deal with the consequences of a ransomware attack? The president of a substance abuse treatment center shares his first-hand experience - and lessons learned.
Accounting software giant Wolters Kluwer is continuing to attempt to recover from a malware attack that has disrupted access to its cloud-based tax and accountancy software, which the company says is used by most major U.S. accounting firms and global banks. Some users say they've been left unable to do their jobs.
With cyberattacks, online espionage and data breaches happening at a seemingly nonstop pace, Western intelligence agencies are bringing many of their capabilities out of the shadows to help businesses and individuals better safeguard themselves and respond. We need all the help we can get.
The healthcare sector was the No. 1 target for major data breaches last year, according to a new report. And the No. 1 cause of breaches in all sectors was phishing. What can be done to prevent these incidents?