BlackBerry reversed plans for an equity carve-out of its internet of things business in a Monday announcement of plans to instead make its cybersecurity and IoT units independently operated entities. The Canadian firm also selected company insider John Giamatteo as its new CEO.
Previous studies on IoT and OT devices have primarily focused on internal components, neglecting open-source components that are crucial for internet and network connectivity, according to Stanislav Dashevskyi and Francesco La Spina, security researchers at Forescout Technologies.
Cybercrime underground chatter suggests ransomware group BlackCat - aka Alphv - is being disrupted by law enforcement. Experts warn that disruptions too often remain short-lived, as operators reboot under different names and affiliates go independent or work with a bevy of rival services.
EU officials announced a compromise over a regulation on artificial intelligence in the works since 2021, making the trading bloc first in the world to comprehensively regulate the nascent technology. Europe understands "the importance of its role as global standard setter,” said Thierry Breton.
In the future, deepfake technology will have a significant impact on newer forms of authentication such as voice and facial recognition and pose new challenges to defenders, said Ofer Friedman, chief business development officer at AU10TIX, an Israel-headquartered identity verification company.
In this special edition at Black Hat Europe 2023 in London, three ISMG editors cover the highlights of the conference, including a resounding call for better collaboration between government agencies and the private sector, regulatory trends, and the cautionary tale of ex-Uber CISO Joe Sullivan.
In the latest weekly update, editors at ISMG discuss the rampant rise in healthcare sector attacks and breaches in 2023, the most common vulnerabilities and targets, and remember the life of the Steve Katz, the world's first CISO who inspired generations of security leaders.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Chris Hughes, co-founder and CISO of Aquia, join editors at ISMG to discuss the nuances around software liability, how organizations are integrating standards development practices, and guidelines for determining when a supplier qualifies for safe harbor.
The FBI outlined procedures for publicly traded companies to invoke a delay in reporting material cybersecurity incidents to investors as required under a U.S. SEC rule. Regulators allow companies a pause of up to 60 business days and up to 120 business days for a substantial national security risk.
A threat actor with a history of sending Trojan-laced phishing emails targeted Ukrainian and Polish authorities with emails with the subject lines "judicial claims" and "debts," Ukrainian cyber defenders said Thursday. CERT-UA tracks the threat actor as UAC-0050.
Open-source software is pervasive in healthcare. It is used in critical systems such as electronic health records and components contained in medical devices. Federal regulators are urging healthcare sector firms to be vigilant in managing risks and threats involving open-source software.
Hackers targeted telecommunications companies in Thailand with a Linux remote access Trojan designed to attack different versions of the open-source kernel, researchers say. Dubbed "Krasue," the malware poses a "severe risk to critical systems and sensitive data," says Group-IB researchers.
The British antitrust authority is conducting a preliminary review of Microsoft's interest in OpenAI. The agency will examine whether the companies' partnership means Microsoft has material influence or whether it in effect controls more than half of OpenAI voting rights.
Yossi Appleboum, CEO of Sepio Systems in Israel, discusses the international support for Israel in the Israel-Hamas war and what his employees are doing to support the war effort, how the war is affecting Sepio Systems' performance and how generative AI can be "not a tool but a member of your team."
This week, Meta debuted end-to-end encryption on Messenger, AeroBlade cyberespionage targeted U.S. aerospace, Trojan-Proxy threatened cracked apps, Tipalti investigated a ransomware attack, a Pennsylvania hospital faced lawsuits, Nissan probed a cyber incident and the U.S. FCC teamed up with states.