Researchers at RiskAnalytics have watched a botnet of compromised computers in the Ukraine and Russia become a growing hive of criminal activity, playing a role in everything from ransomware and click fraud to spam bots and stolen payment card marketplaces.
Cybercrime continues to be incredibly lucrative. Yet many of the techniques being wielded by connected criminals aren't new, said security expert Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure in a keynote speech at this week's Infosec Europe conference in London.
Akamai warns of a rash of less sophisticated attempts to extort companies by threatening to strike with distributed denial-of-service attacks, which can be expensive for organizations to defend against.
Cybercrime alert: In March, 93 percent of all phishing emails studied contained ransomware designed to forcibly encrypt PCs, says PhishMe chief operating officer Jim Hansen. In an interview, he offers insights on how to respond.
Insider fraud is one of the biggest challenges facing Indian security practitioners, yet they struggle to respond to insider crimes, says Berjes Shroff, CISO of Godrej Infotech, and a speaker at the ISMG Data Breach & Fraud Prevention Summit Asia in Mumbai.
The Reserve Bank of India has issued new cybersecurity guidelines to scheduled banks, directing them to devise cybersecurity policies distinct from their institutions' existing IT or IS security policies.
ISMG editors, in a special report, examine the status of data breach notification laws in a number of regions, including the European Union, which this past week implemented the General Data Protection Regulation, although enforcement won't take place for two years.
AusCERT, one of the oldest computer emergency response teams in the world, has created "Flying Squad," an agile, quick strike unit that helps organizations deal with the aftermath of a data breach. GM Thomas King discusses the unit.
The U.S. Congress delves into the issue of whether CISOs should report to CIOs, a topic that leads the Friday, May 27, 2016, edition of the ISMG Security Report, an on-demand audio report offered every Tuesday and Friday.
Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4, has seen first-hand the devastating impact of ransomware on healthcare entities. And he knows traditional defenses aren't enough to ward off attackers. What's needed is a whole new approach to user education.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is calling on Congress to create financial incentives for healthcare providers to boost their cybersecurity. Leslie Krigstein of CHIME offers examples of potential incentives in this in-depth audio report.
At a May 25 Congressional hearing to gain input regarding a bill that would elevate the role of CISO at the Department of Health and Human Services, legislators learn that there is no one-size-fits-all pecking order for CISOs at healthcare organizations in the private sector.
Dr. Amirudin Wahab, CEO, Malaysia Cybersecurity, says organizations in the Middle East must adopt a strong public-private partnership model and build an effective information-sharing platform to create a more secure ecosystem.