Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
"I'm concerned that at some point the Russians are going to launch cyber retaliatory attacks against the United States at election infrastructure and the transportation, financial and energy sectors," says Elvis Chan, supervisory special agent at the San Francisco Division of the FBI.
XM Cyber has purchased Cyber Observer to help customers ensure their security products are installed and configured correctly and not opening up potential attack vectors. The deal will help customers see both their areas of exposure as well as how their existing security controls can react.
Insurance claims being filed by ransomware victims are growing as criminals continue to hit businesses with crypto-locking malware. To avoid these claims, organizations can take a number of proven steps to better protect themselves, says Payal Chakravarty of Coalition.
SentinelOne has expanded its detection and response capabilities beyond the endpoint in recent years with the acquisition of data analytics tech developer Scalyr and identity and deception technology vendor Attivo Networks, says Nicholas Warner, president of security.
The proliferation of IoT devices and cloud has created a more vulnerable attack landscape, while technologies such as AI and deep learning can potentially thwart zero-day threats, says Itai Greenberg, chief strategy officer at Check Point Software Technologies.
Organizations are struggling to implement all the security technology they've purchased and ensure they are protected across the most important areas of risk and posture, according to Amol Kulkarni, chief product and engineering officer at CrowdStrike.
An operator deploying BlackCat ransomware, also known as ALPHV, appears to have claimed the University of Pisa as its latest victim. University officials reportedly face a ransom demand of $4.5 million, a "discount price" that will jump to $5 million after Thursday.
Since joining Forescout 15 months ago as CEO, Wael Mohamed has aggressively pursued acquisitions, scooping up CyberMDX in February to safeguard internet of medical things devices and Cysiv in June to help OT and IoT customers analyze, detect and respond to threats using cloud-native data analytics.
Every second of downtime after a ransomware attack costs businesses in industries such as retail and e-commerce large sums of cash. Business continuity is therefore vital even before determining whether ransomed data or systems can be recovered, says VMware Security General Manager Kal De.
Former Rockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli discusses the mission of the new Dragos OT-CERT - a cybersecurity resource designed to help industrial asset owners and operators build their OT cybersecurity programs, improve their security postures and reduce OT risk - and her role as its director.
Top Russian diplomat Andrei Krutskikh is pressuring the U.S. to back down in cyberspace after the director of U.S. Cyber Command, Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, acknowledged America has conducted a "full spectrum" of virtual operations in support of Ukraine.
Cyber adversaries are embracing defense evasion, triple extortion, wiper malware and the accelerated exploit chain, and that is significantly reshaping the threat landscape that CISOs have to deal with, according to Derek Manky, head of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.
In today's dynamic environment, with the proliferation of a wide array of different security products and the high chance for misconfigurations, testing security is more imperative than ever, says Scott Register, vice president of security solutions at Keysight.
What are the top five security activities that lead to the best outcomes, and why do they work so well? Those critical issues were closely examined in a recent study commissioned by Duo Security/Cisco, says Helen Patton, advisory CISO, who discusses the findings.