As ransomware attacks continue to plague organizations in healthcare and other sectors, Maryland is considering legislation specifically identifying ransomware attacks as a crime punishable with prison sentences. California and Wyoming are among the states that have enacted somewhat similar legislation.
A large malware campaign first discovered in Poland may have affected financial institutions in 31 countries. Technical clues point toward the Lazarus group, believed to be linked to North Korea, which used the Sundown exploit kit, researchers say. But attributing cyberattacks is tricky.
At this year's RSA Conference, we have about 35 videos on the docket. And truly we're talking about the A-Z of information security thought leaders, from CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch to ZixCorp CEO David Wagner, with a stop in the middle to discuss homeland security with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
When it comes to health data privacy and security issues, industry experts aren't sure what to expect from Tom Price, M.D., the newly confirmed secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. But they offer a wish list of what they hope will happen.
New Zealand's privacy commissioner is recommending new civil penalties against companies of up to NZ$1 million (US$718,000) for a "serious" data breach in light of sterner penalties adopted by Australia and the European Union.
Russian police have arrested more suspected members of a cybercrime gang that used "Lurk" malware to steal nearly $30 million from Russian banks. Separately, a lead cybersecurity investigator's arrest on treason charges appears to be chilling cross-border cooperation.
For too long, ensuring that code is securely written - and bug free - has been a business afterthought. But there's been new hope for building security into the development lifecycle, thanks to the rise of DevOps, aka rugged software, says Chris Wysopal, CTO of the application security firm Veracode.
In this edition of the ISMG Security Report: An evaluation of the challenges law enforcement faces in using lawful hacking and metadata as an alternative way to collect evidence when cracking an encrypted device is not an option. Also, a look at Trump's revised cybersecurity executive order.
A heavily revised draft of President Donald Trump's executive order on cybersecurity lays out initiatives to build upon the Obama administration's IT security programs rather than to radically change them. It's not yet clear when the president will sign the order, or whether it will be changed yet again.
Dozens of banks, governments and telecommunications companies have been struck by fileless malware, which resides in memory and leaves few traces for investigators, according to Kaspersky Lab. The use of open-source tools and utilities makes the attacks difficult to detect.
Harold Thomas Martin III, a former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor, has been indicted on 20 counts of stealing classified documents from a range of U.S. intelligence agencies. He faces up to 200 years in prison.
Just like epidemiologists studying disease outbreaks, cybersecurity professionals can benefit from identifying and mitigating certain behaviors, says Dr. Elizabeth Lawler, an epidemiologist who is CEO of Conjur, a data security firm.
Exploit kits are out and phishing emails are in for attackers who are attempting to infect victims with ransomware, according to new research. Unfortunately, the volume of phishing - and thus ransomware - attacks continues to grow.
The House has passed a privacy bill that would strengthen the legal protection afforded to emails older than 180 days. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it died last year after some senators tacked on controversial, privacy-eroding amendments.