Attackers who successfully infect targets with ransomware primarily first gain access by exploiting poorly secured remote desktop protocol or VPN connections or by using malware-laden phishing emails, reports security firm Group-IB, based on more than 700 attacks it investigated in 2021.
An emergency directive from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advises all federal agencies in the country to immediately patch and address two vulnerabilities - one with a critical CVSS score and the other with a high score - that affect at least five VMware products.
As operational technology (OT) cybersecurity becomes a top priority from boardrooms to the manufacturing floor, CISOs and their teams must implement proven strategies to protect the business.
OT, however, has long been underrepresented, leading to communication challenges, a cultural gap with IT, and uncertainty...
Executives and leaders who build technology products or manage infrastructure and operations across manufacturing and other asset-heavy industries realize they can no longer operate in silos. They understand that the fast pace of technology means there are new and innovative solutions they can use to get a detailed...
Alberto Hasson, the CISO at ICL Group, discusses how to avoid becoming the next victim of a ransomware or other malware attack. He outlines what defenders can do to close gaps in their defense strategies and how they can mitigate attackers' ever-evolving tactics.
The list of ophthalmology practices and the number of individuals affected by a December hacking incident at a cloud-based electronic health records vendor, which resulted in deleted databases, are growing as more details about the attack slowly emerge.
North Korean information technology workers have been attempting to obtain employment in public and private sectors in the United States to fund their home country's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles programs, according to an advisory from U.S. federal agencies.
Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has announced that it is temporarily removing a Windows protection defect from its Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog because of a risk of authentication failures after the recent Microsoft patch update.
Ransomware group Conti, which has been holding to ransom crypto-locked Costa Rican government systems since April, has claimed on its leak site Conti News that it has "insiders" in the country's government, and that they are working toward the compromise of "other systems."
Google will offer customers access to the same technology it uses to lock down developer workflows to ensure open-source dependencies are addressed. Assured Open Source Software will allow clients to ensure third-party software they're using is scanned, analyzed and fuzz-tested for vulnerabilities.
Cyber Risk Analytics is Flashpoint's data breach research team that since 2013 has analyzed incidents and trends. Inga Goddijn, who heads that team, opens up on ransomware, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and why so much of successful defense still comes back to getting the basics right.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Tim Danks of Global Risk Perspectives discusses issues around trusting our global supply chain, including the role of Huawei, the steps needed to secure critical infrastructure, and the process for determining a comfortable level of risk management.
A new initiative aims to create a standards-based nationwide patient credential and matching ecosystem to ultimately improve matching patients with their electronic health information, says Scott Stuewe, CEO of DirectTrust, the nonprofit, vendor-neutral organization that is leading the effort.
Trust is the currency of today’s digital economy. Businesses that earn and keep that trust, thrive – and those that don’t, struggle. With more than 5 billion users conducting their lives online, the opportunities for businesses to earn – and lose – trust are endless. In 2021, for the first time ever,...