The U.S. and Israel have agreed a new joint cybersecurity program called BIRD Cyber to enhance the cyber resilience of both countries’ critical infrastructures. Grants of up to $1.5 million will be given to entities who jointly develop advanced cybersecurity applications under this program.
The Biden Executive Order was a catalyst for action, with tight delivery times for action, including promotion of SBOM and Zero Trust. The cyber-physical nexus and expanding threat surface mean it’s not easy to maintain vigilance, but recognizing that is the first step.
Ukrainian private energy firm DTEK group alleges that the Russian federation has carried out a cyberattack against its facilities, crippling its infrastructure in retaliation for its owners' support of the country in its war against Russian invaders.
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army were briefly taken over on Sunday evening by unidentified hacker(s) who posted content related to cryptocurrency and NFTs. The situation has now been resolved, but the U.K. Ministry of Defense says investigation is ongoing.
The U.S. Department of Justice is touting a string of indictments against accused cryptocurrency and NFT fraudsters, including against a Vietnamese man who is allegedly behind the Baller Ape rug pull, the largest such NFT fraud to date. Rug pulls are the largest form of cryptocurrency-based crime.
Unemployment benefits websites across the United States are offline after a malware attack was detected at third-party vendor Geographic Solutions Inc. The vendor, which serves dozens of state labor departments, says no personally identifiable information has been affected by the attack.
Cryptocurrency experts are fingering North Korea as likely responsible for the cryptocurrency theft of $100 million from the Harmony Horizon bridge. North Korea fuels its nuclear weapons program with stolen cryptocurrency used to dodge international sanctions that prevent ready access to cash.
Token selected former OneSpan CRO John Gunn as CEO to scale the organization and prepare its wearable authentication ring for large-scale production. Gunn is tasked with sourcing the critical components needed to manufacture the ring and building a base of paying clients for the biometric tool.
Beyond advising the seniormost levels of the business in the strategic use of technology, the need to recruit new cybersecurity professionals often also tops the list of tasks facing today's security leaders, says Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Air.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes why firewalls and VPNs don't belong in Zero Trust design. It also discusses cybercriminals' evolving ransomware tactics and the devastating price of responding to a ransomware attack, as experienced by Travelex in 2019.
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.
Building out a threat intelligence program is no easy feat for even the largest and most resource-rich organizations, and the challenges are only amplified for smaller companies that have limited budget or personnel, according to AJ Nash, ZeroFox's vice president of threat intelligence.
"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.
The emergence of remote working, the cloud, and digital transformation initiatives are prompting companies to look toward replacing traditional on-premises firewalls, say Perimeter 81 co-founder and CEO Amit Bareket and CMO Gily Netzer. They discuss the future of securing hybrid work environments.
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.