With corporate America beginning to ask employees to come back to their offices in the fall, cybersecurity teams have a huge task before them to ensure their work environment is safe. This is particularly true of IoT devices, as many have been left unprotected for months.
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comments on how it can improve its security risk assessment tool, which is designed to help smaller organizations conduct assessments as required under HIPAA. Some critics have said the tool is too difficult to use.
A bipartisan group of senators is pushing a bill that would require CISA to identify and respond to vulnerabilities and threats that target industrial control systems. The House has already passed a similar measure.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not always protected its Mobile Passport Control applications, making travelers' personally identifiable information vulnerable to exploitation, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the use of commercially available spyware and security risk management in the telecom sector.
A short-lived outage at the content delivery network supplier Akamai on Thursday which briefly knocked offline many corporate websites, is another indicator that companies need resiliency built into their systems. That means they should avoid relying on just one CDN provider, security experts say.
Red Canary recently partnered with VMware and Kroll to conduct a State of Incident Response survey. Greg Bailey and Keith McCammon discuss the surprising findings – and how traditional IR programs are tested by the shifting threat landscape.
Remote management software vendor Kaseya has obtained a decryption tool for all organizations affected by the massive ransomware attack launched via its software. The tool should especially help the many small businesses still struggling to recover. Kaseya declined to comment on how it obtained the decryptor.
Saudi Aramco, one of the world's largest oil and natural gas firms, has confirmed that company data was leaked after one of its suppliers was breached. Extortionists are reportedly demanding a $50 million ransom - payable in monero cryptocurrency - for a promise to delete the stolen data.
Federal prosecutors have charged a former Scripps Health employee in connection with an alleged conspiracy involving the theft of patient information that was then used to submit fraudulent unemployment claims under the COVID-19 relief program.
U.S. water treatment facilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats to their IT networks as well as their OT systems, according to experts who testified at a Senate committee hearing this week.
A patch is forthcoming for a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Windows operating system that can allow hackers to gain a foothold. Meanwhile, Linux OS users also need to adopt system upgrades to fix a flaw, and Oracle and Juniper have announced product patches.
A U.K. citizen was arrested in Spain Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Justice Department for his alleged role in a July 2020 hack of Twitter and additional incidents involving TikTok and Snapchat. This is the third arrest in the Twitter case so far.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a federal breach notification bill Wednesday that would require federal agencies, federal contractors and organizations that are considered critical to U.S. national security to report security incidents to CISA within 24 hours of discovery.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology spells out security measures for "critical software" used by federal agencies and minimum standards for testing its source code. The best practices could be a model for the private sector as well.