Following the holiday recess, U.S. lawmakers are picking up several legislative priorities starting Monday, including progress on the annual defense spending bill, which contains amendments that would require incident reporting for critical infrastructure providers, among other measures.
Criminals have been selling fake vaccine certificates online, claiming to be able to fool systems designed to verify the certificates' validity, researchers warn. Authorities, meanwhile, warn that fraudsters continue to target all things COVID-19, including selling scam vaccine passports.
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.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Dan Bowden, CISO at Sentara Health, discusses telemedicine, IoMT, and explains why we’re lagging so far behind in healthcare security. "It’s because of how the data is managed, data standards, data integrity."
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how organizations can reduce risk especially over holidays and weekends, when attackers are most likely to strike. Also featured: Highlights from Ireland's IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference; what's ahead for COVID-19 and the workplace?
No ransomware victim ever wants to pay a ransom. But if for whatever reason they choose to do so, multiple tactics can help them negotiate down initial demands by 50% or more. So say two researchers at NCC Group's cybersecurity division Fox-IT, based on their review of over 700 ransomware negotiations.
The Secret Service of Ukraine has arrested five Ukrainian citizens on suspicion of being part of a cybercrime group called Phoenix, which it says has been tied to hacking hundreds of mobile devices, stealing personal data and also selling "hacking as a service" to others.
Ransomware attackers commonly bypass traditional email gateways, targeting people directly to gain access to a company's systems. The answer? Replace these porous controls with a people-centric security strategy, says Matt Cooke of Proofpoint.
Ransomware attacks have become the game changer in driving up security requirements, policy premiums and rejection rates for healthcare sector entities seeking new cyber insurance policies or renewals, says Doug Howard, CEO of privacy and security consultancy Pondurance.
The U.S. government warns all businesses that they're at elevated risk of online attacks during Thanksgiving, given attackers' proclivity to strike on weekends and holidays. The alert is a reminder of the importance of having in place well-practiced incident response plans. Here's where to start.
Reports of NHS data being exposed following a ransomware attack on U.K.-based data capture and storage company Stor-a-File are incorrect, an NHS Digital spokesperson tells ISMG. "Most NHS data was held offline and not affected in the Stor-a-File hack."
Cyberattacks perpetrated by criminally or financially motivated bad actors in New Zealand have nearly doubled from 14% in 2019-20 to 27% over the past year, according to a cyberthreat report from the country's National Cyber Security Center.
North Korea-associated advanced persistent threat group TA406, aka Kimsuky or Thallium, has ramped up its cyberespionage operations in 2021, targeting diplomats and policy experts across Asia, the U.K. and the U.S., researchers say.