Among the most malicious and potentially dangerous cyber incidents affecting the healthcare, energy and other sectors are evolving "distruptionware" attacks - including ransomware - that aim to shut down businesses, says retired FBI agent Jason G. Weiss.
A Treasury Department advisory offers a reminder that financial institutions, cyber insurance firms and others that facilitate a ransom payment after a ransomware attack could face federal penalties. But the warning isn't necessarily a sign of a looming enforcement effort, some cybersecurity experts say.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes cybersecurity firm McAfee's plans to again become a publicly traded company. Also featured: 'Zero trust' strategic insights and an IoT security flaw saga.
Death via a thousand paper cuts? The U.S. government hasn't been able to arrange a domestic court date for whistleblower Edward Snowden, but via the courts, it's successfully been awarded $5.2 million in his book royalties and revenue from speaking engagements.
U.S. President Donald Trump's positive COVID-19 test result may expose the country to increased nation-state mischief. And without a doubt, scammers, fraudsters and disinformation teams will attempt to exploit the news for their own goals.
In this year of accelerated transformation, many enterprises have adopted and adapted to software-defined networking. Daniel Schrader of Fortinet and Daniel Cooke of Vandis discuss how they have partnered to empower networking transformation.
As Universal Health Services continues to recover from an apparent ransomware incident last weekend that affected system access for hundreds of its facilities, security experts say others can learn important lessons from the company's experience.
Blackbaud, a provider of cloud-based marketing, fundraising and customer relationship management software, now acknowledges that a ransomware attack in May could have exposed much more PII - including banking details - than the company initially believed, according to an SEC filing.
As CISO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Nancy Hunter has a defined role and priorities. But she also has a refined sense of responsibility for collaboration, mentoring and creating new career opportunities for women.
Palmerworm, an advanced persistent threat group that's been active since 2013, is waging a cyber espionage campaign using customized malware that's targeting organizations in the U.S. and Asia, according to researchers at Symantec.
A recently uncovered business email compromise scam that's targeting executives' Microsoft Office 365 accounts has hit over 150 organizations worldwide so far and netted the scammers about $15 million, according to incident response firm Mitiga.
The attorneys general of 42 states plus Washington, D.C., have slapped health insurer Anthem with a $39.5 million settlement in the wake of a 2014 cyberattack that affected nearly 79 million individuals. Meanwhile, California's attorney general signed a separate $8.7 million settlement with the insurer.