Ransomware incidents are becoming a major cause of health data breaches affecting millions of individuals that have been reported so far in 2021, according to the latest additions to the federal tally. What else is topping the list?
Facebook plans to shut down its facial recognition system, saying the regulatory landscape is unclear and citing ongoing concerns about the effects on society of using such systems. The company plans to delete more than 1 billion facial profiles.
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.
Roya Gordon of Accenture Security describes how rather than hunting for zero-day vulnerabilities, attackers are exploiting N-Day - or known - vulnerabilities. She also discusses how to better synthesize and act on threat intelligence.
While doing digital transformation, CISOs tend to look more at technology and try to adapt it without making the distinction between technologies that are must-have and good to have. Krishnamurthy Rajesh of ICRA says CISOs must analyze risks, update security, and change the mindset of employees.
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.
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis on Thursday announced that Federal CISO Chris DeRusha will concurrently serve as his deputy at the newly created office. Inglis, a Senate-confirmed top adviser to the president, also released a "statement of strategic intent" outlining his own official duties.
Six national data protection and privacy authorities – from Australia, Canada, Gibraltar, Hong Kong SAR, China and Switzerland - have joined with the U.K. information Commissioner’s Office to issue guidance to video teleconferencing companies on privacy, calling for end-to-end encryption.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how to collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The latest ISMG Security Report features the fallibility of ransomware gangs and why victims should always seek help from a reputable response firm, law enforcement or other qualified expert. Also featured: Data protection advice and why the remote work model might make securing data easier.
A ransomware attack on a medical practice management services firm that included the possible "removal" of files containing patient information is among the latest security incidents involving similar third-party vendors.
Singapore healthcare firm Fullerton Health confirms that a data breach in the server of its vendor partner Agape Connecting People was responsible for the leak of 400,000 user accounts. The incident marks the fourth major data breach incident involving third-party vendors in Singapore this year.
The U.S. Department of State will create a Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, led by a Senate-confirmed ambassador-at-large, to advance its cybersecurity diplomacy efforts, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The move is a response to a challenging global threat landscape.