U.S. federal agencies issued a joint advisory around potential cyber threats to the nation's water facilities. They cite "ongoing malicious cyber activity - by both known and unknown actors - targeting the IT and OT technology networks, systems and devices" of U.S. water and wastewater systems.
In this update, four editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of attempts made by European law enforcement to encourage young cybercriminals to channel their skills in more ethical ways. Also featured: Fraud detection and response; inspiring behavioral change.
The White House National Security Council this week kicked off its international counter-ransomware event with participation from more than 30 nations. This gathering aims to elevate both law enforcement collaboration and diplomatic efforts. Noticeably absent from the summit: Russia.
In an effort to bolster endpoint protection within the U.S. government, the White House is ordering federal agencies to allow CISA to access existing deployments. It is also setting timelines for improving the protection of workstations, mobile phones and servers.
The UK's NCSC has published an updated guidance for employees using their personal devices for work. The agency offers technical controls for different types of bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, deployments. And a Bitdefender report stresses the need for good cyber hygiene when using BYOD.
One measure of the damage being done by ransomware groups continues to be how many victims get listed on ransomware operators' dedicated data leak sites, as part of their so-called double extortion tactics. Unfortunately, the number of victims doesn't appear to be declining.
A Russian-speaking threat actor group that deploys the Ryuk variant ransomware, leverages initial access brokers, and generally skips double-extortion attempts in favor of fast and higher payout ransoms has been predominately targeting the healthcare sector, warns security firm Mandiant.
A congressional letter sent to the heads of four federal agencies expressed an urgent need for the Biden administration to continue combating ransomware. This includes a particular focus on the cryptocurrency infrastructure that is enabling these cyberattacks, four Democratic lawmakers say.
Some 14,000 Google users were warned of being suspected targets of Russian government-backed threat actors on Thursday. The next day, the tech giant announced cybersecurity updates - particularly for email accounts of high-profile users, including politicians and journalists.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of product security, the impact of ransomware on healthcare sector entities during the pandemic and thinking about cybersecurity awareness creatively.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the arrest of two suspects tied to a major ransomware group in Ukraine. Also featured: Introducing "The Ransomware Files" and defining the next-gen CISO.
The U.S. Department of Justice said this week it will pursue government contractors that fail to report cybersecurity incidents. The department also announced the formation of a Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team to prosecute the misuse of virtual currencies.
Federal regulators are warning healthcare and public health sector organizations of potential attacks by the ransomware group LockBit 2.0 and its affiliates. The group claimed credit for the August attack on consultancy firm Accenture. What preventative steps should healthcare sector entities take?
The Singapore Cybersecurity Strategy 2021 names critical information infrastructure security as its top priority and aims to ensure the country’s cyber resiliency will be strong enough to tackle present-day security threats. The new strategy sets out requirements for CII and non-CII organizations.