Gregory Touhill, the retired Air Force general and former federal CISO under President Obama, minces no words when he describes the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack as a "global day of reckoning" for critical infrastructure protection.
Attackers are using Avaddon ransomware to target diverse organizations in the U.S., Australia and elsewhere, according to the FBI and the Australian Cyber Security Center. Among the recent victims was a service provider to Australian telecommunications company Telstra.
The FTC rejected arguments from major technology companies and trade groups that independent repair shops increase risks to data security. That could help propel the "right to repair" movement, which contends manufacturers use anticompetitive tactics to lock consumers and independent repairers out.
After a ransomware incident, Colonial Pipeline Co. has restored smaller pipelines that ship fuels to the U.S. East Coast, but its larger ones are still offline as it assesses safety. Citing U.S. officials, The Associated Press reports the company was infected by the DarkSide ransomware group.
Merger and acquisition activity involving cybersecurity companies continued at a rapid pace in the last two weeks, with Accenture, Forcepoint, OneTrust and the Swedish IT consultancy firm Knowit AB all making acquisitions.
Colonial Pipeline, which oversees more than 5,500 miles of pipeline that supplies fuel throughout the U.S. East Coast, confirmed Saturday that a ransomware attack has disrupted its services, and the company has taken some of its IT systems offline as a precaution.
The Fermilab physics laboratory in the U.S. has tidied up its systems after security researchers found weaknesses exposing documents, proprietary applications, personal information, project details and credentials.
A severe vulnerability in a system on certain Qualcomm chips, which has been patched, potentially could have enabled attackers to remotely control Android smartphones, access users' text messages and listen in on conversations, according to a new report from Check Point Software Technologies.
Security researchers have uncovered a flaw dubbed TsuNAME in DNS resolver software that attackers could used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks against authoritative DNS servers. Google and Cisco have resolved the issue in their DNS servers.
The Defense Department will expand its vulnerability disclosure program in the coming months, inviting ethical hackers to find flaws in a wider array of systems and applications - including IoT and industrial control systems - within the Pentagon's public-facing networks.
About 50% to 70% of all ransomware attacks in the U.S. are targeting small and medium-sized businesses, costing the victims an estimated total of $350 million in the last year, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Wednesday in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In 2020, the predictable economics of the past disappeared during an increasingly chaotic year. The pandemic reshaped society and impacted countless people. Organizations adapted quickly enabling employees to collaborate remotely. Businesses reconfigured their operating model enabling them to serve customers safely....
Lawmakers in the Senate and House have introduced legislation designed to improve and enhance the nation's electrical grid and respond to concerns that the country's power system is prone to cyberthreats.