Although the global financial industry has made strides in protecting its data from malware, including Trojans, cyberthreats such as network intrusion, ransomware and criminal gang cooperation are presenting fresh challenges, according to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion with Christopher Krebs, the recently fired director of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, on his accomplishments at the agency. Also featured are updates on ransomware gangs recruiting affiliates and healthcare supply chain risks.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
After weeks of rising anxiety, Election Day proceeded in the U.S. with no public indications of interference. But experts say misinformation campaigns are still likely, and there's plenty of time for malicious activity as the vote tallying proceeds.
The FBI and CISA warn U.S. hospitals about a fresh wave of Ryuk ransomware attacks that have recently targeted healthcare facilities across the country. Over the past week, several hospitals have publicly reported attacks, which appear to be financially motivated.
In some respects, government agencies enter the cybersecurity arena with one hand
already tied behind their backs. It's accepted: They are under great public scrutiny in terms
of their financial spending. They are challenged to recruit and retain qualified staff. And yet
they are still a favored target of...
U.S. intelligence officials say a Russia-backed hacking group has compromised some state and local government computer systems since at least September and exfiltrated data. So far, however, the attackers do not appear to have attempted to otherwise interfere with or disrupt those networks.
To mitigate the risks posed by ransomware attacks, enterprises need to move from file-based security to a behavior-based approach, says Jennifer Ayers, vice president of the OverWatch division of Crowdstrike.
A report from Google's Threat Analysis Group offers fresh details about the hacking group that targeted Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign with phishing emails earlier this year. The phishing effort was linked to a little-known hacking group called APT31, which has connections to China.
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Forescout updated its multifaceted IT/OT visibility and control platform to enhance the product's long-standing reputation for handling network admission controls.
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In this first edition of The Enterprise of Things Security Report, Forescout Research Labs analyzed data from over 8 million devices deployed across the Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail sectors to assess the current state of enterprise IoT cybersecurity. This information comes from...