Bad news on the ransomware front: Victims that choose to pay attackers' ransom demands - in return for the promise of a decryption tool - last quarter paid an average of $84,116, according to Coveware. But gangs wielding Ryuk and Sodinokibi - aka REvil - often demanded much more.
Emotet malware alert: The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says it's been "tracking a spike" in targeted Emotet malware attacks. It urges all organizations to immediately put in place defenses to not just avoid infection, but also detect lateral movement in their networks by hackers.
The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
Tom Kellermann, former cybersecurity adviser to the Obama administration, doesn't mince words when he describes the nation-state threat to the U.S. as the "axis of evil in cyberspace." Nor does he hold back about the threat from destructive attacks, 5G deployment and other trends to watch in 2020.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attacks on the city of New Orleans as well as other units of local government and schools. Also featured: discussion on security issues for IoT and legacy medical devices.
In this in-depth blog, a long-time cybersecurity specialist who recently joined the staff of Information Security Media Group sizes up evolving ransomware risks and offers a list of 11 critical mitigation steps.
Is automation making more promises than it can keep?
Automation is still on the upward hype-cycle, according to Garner's 2019 Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, which means that security teams too often expect stellar results from automation solutions with little expert oversight. The reality is the...
IoT, the cloud, advancements in AI, regulatory fines, third-party risk, cyber fraud - we hear a lot about how the cybersecurity risk surface and threat landscape have evolved. But how about the new demands on cybersecurity leaders? What new skills, tools and strategies are needed to understand, quantify and manage...
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest ransomware trends. Also featured: Discussions of Microsoft's move to DNS over HTTPS and strategies for tackling IoT security challenges.
The Sophos 2020 Threat Report is out, and among the key findings: Ransomware attackers continue to leverage automated active attacks that can evade security controls and disable backups to do maximum damage in minimal time. John Shier of Sophos analyzes the trends that are most likely to shape the 2020 cybersecurity...
With the goal of becoming an international university XJTLU needed to ensure that their website was high performing and available for users anywhere in the world. However, with infrastructure focused on campus, access to XJTLU's site was intermittent and slow for off campus users. This poor performance was magnified...
In today's digital environment, protecting sensitive information and sales transaction data is of critical importance. Technology and advanced loyalty programs are driving the collection of additional data, causing consumers to pay more attention to the types of data they are willing to share with merchants.
With all of the tools deployed for
endpoint detection and response,
enterprises today are often overwhelmed
by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson
of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis
paralysis," Sophos has launched its
Managed Threat Response service.
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Using the largest repository of breached credentials in the world, SpyCloud has analyzed breach data tied to Fortune 1000 employees to understand what information is out there and how it can be used to commit fraud. In this video, SpyCloud Head of Product Strategy Chip Witt will walk through SpyCloud's analysis of...