Recent incidents affecting the sensitive information of tens of thousands of individuals underscore the ongoing threats and risks facing organizations that handle health and other delicate personal information, including a community health center and a social services agency.
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
Don't stockpile cryptocurrency in case your organization falls victim to ransomware-wielding attackers and opts to pay a ransom. This might seem obvious to anyone aware of the volatility in Bitcoin's value, but some organizations reportedly used to employ this incident response strategy.
Half of the 10 largest health data breaches so far in 2022 - affecting millions of individuals - have been added to the federal tally in just the last month as the latest wave of major hacking incidents being reported to regulators continues to grow.
Ransomware attacks have come storming back after experiencing their typical end-of-the year decline. Security researchers report that the greatest number of known victms has been amassed by Lockbit, followed by Conti, Hive and Alphv/BlackCat.
As one of the architects of Israel's offensive Red Team intelligence unit and Incident Response Team, Reuven (Rubi) Aronashvili, CEO of Israeli cybersecurity company CYE, provides a highly informed view of current cyberwarfare in the Russia-Ukraine war, including how it differs from kinetic warfare.
Forrester analysts Allie Mellen and Jeff Pollard discuss their new research on the analyst experience, or AX. AX involves how security analysts perceive their interactions with security products, services and processes, and Mellen and Pollard say it can improve the SOC and security analyst workflow.
The American Dental Association allegedly was hit with an attack by new ransomware group "Black Basta." ADA is the latest medical professional organization to have a cyber incident disrupt services and potentially affect members' information. Tenet Health also experienced a cyberattack last week.
Check Point is aggressively expanding its salesforce and standing up "rockets" focused on emerging technology areas to land more customer deals outside network security. The company will couple 25% growth in its salesforce with dedicated investments around cloud security, email security and MDR.
Ransomware group Stormous, in a Telegram post on Monday, said that it has breached and exfiltrated 161GB worth of critical data from beverage manufacturing giant Coca-Cola. The soft drink company has told Information Security Media Group that it is investigating the claim.
The U.S. government on Tuesday announced a reward of up to $10 million for information pertaining to six alleged Russian military hackers tied to the 2017 NotPetya destructive malware campaign. The malware spread globally, causing commercial damage of up to $10 billion.
The median number of days an attacker dwells in a system before detection fell from 24 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021, according to a Mandiant report. The biggest year-on-year decline in median dwell time occurred in the APAC region, where it dropped from 76 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Prachee Kale - a pioneer of CyberEd.io's Think.Design.Cyber. - discusses the need for systems and design thinking in cybersecurity marketing, how to tell your marketing story, and how systems and design thinking can lead to creative solutions.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is titled "Recognize Their Attacks."
How does one decide the right approach to zero trust, and what are some important considerations to keep in mind? A panel of experts - Brett Winterford, Chirag Joshi and Jay Hira - share their in-depth views and discuss issues including how to take an identity-centric zero trust approach.