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.
Targeted attacks on a Ukrainian energy facility have been confirmed by CERT-UA. In a joint operation carried out by the Ukrainian CERT with security companies Microsoft and ESET, it was found that an ICS-capable malware and several regular disk wipers were used in the attack.
'Despite an arsenal of point products designed to block malware and threats and warn of vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers; it is no longer sufficient to rely on traditional defence techniques. While effective in some areas, these approaches are limited, with one of the most important gaps being the...
Employees with too much access can pose an insider threat. When employees have access to more than they need to do their job, there are more opportunities for mistakes, whether accidental or not. Lack of accountability means you
don’t know who did what, when. If too many people have the same level of access and...
The Log4j vulnerability caused plenty of stress for tech practitioners, and while it’s likely under control now, it’s essential to take the opportunity to learn from these events to improve security.
Join this interactive session to review what the latest Zero Day threat taught us about current security...
Has the notorious REvil, aka Sodinokibi, ransomware operation rebooted as "Ransom Cartel"? Security experts say the new group has technical and other crossovers with REvil. But whether the new group is a spinoff of REvil, bought the tools, or is simply copying how they work, remains unclear.
Ransomware attacks are no longer an “if” but a “when” they will happen. It’s become business-critical to invest in ransomware preparedness and cyber resilience. Following a ransomware attack, finding the root cause and determining the blast radius can be extremely time-consuming, if not near impossible with...
Organizations lack a basic understanding of "the landscape of security vulnerabilities," says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker. He discusses the state of cybersecurity today - including why he prefers the term "verified trust" to Zero Trust - and offers predictions for 2022.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including mitigating the Apache Log4j zero-day vulnerability, findings from a new report analyzing the Conti ransomware attack on Ireland's Health Services Executive and President Biden's drive to...
The findings from a penetration test can help you identify risks and gaps in your security controls. Charles Gillman offers tips to maximize the value of your next pen test and, in the process, deliver better results.
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.
Casey Ellis, founder and CTO of Bugcrowd, shares insights from the company's annual report, Inside the Mind of a Hacker 2021, which reveals that 8 out of 10 ethical hackers recently identified a vulnerability they had never seen before.
The annual IRISSCOM cybercrime conference in Dublin aims to give attendees "an overview of the current cyberthreats facing businesses in Ireland and throughout the world" and how to best defend themselves, organizers say. Here are visual highlights from the conference's latest edition.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why security teams are still unprepared for cyberattacks over weekends and holidays, which experts warn is when attackers love to strike.