Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Breach Notification , Cybercrime
Russia's Cyberthreat: White House Issues 'Call to Action'Also: Okta Criticized Over Breach Response; Tracking Russia's Illicit Cryptocurrency
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report rounds up the latest cyber resilience "call to action" from the White House, which warns that Russia may yet launch retaliatory cyberattacks on the West. It also explores authentication provider Okta's failure to inform hundreds of customers in a timely manner that their data could have been stolen by the Lapsus$ group.
In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):
- White House cyber adviser Anne Neuberger urge American businesses "to take immediate action to shore up their defenses against potential cyberattacks" in the wake of intelligence suggesting Russia continues to weigh retaliatory cyberattacks.
- ISMG's Dan Gunderman detail how the U.S. Department of the Treasury has detected a rise in the use of digital assets for illicit transactions since Russia invaded Ukraine;
- How authentication firm Okta is struggling to contain the fallout from a breach investigation that began two months ago and may affect hundreds of organizations that are its customers, but that only came to light this week when it was publicized by attackers.
The ISMG Security Report appears weekly on this and other ISMG websites. Don't miss the March 10 and March 17 editions, which respectively discuss how President Biden's tech package seeks Ukraine aid and how sanctions against Russia and Belarus have been affecting bug hunters.
Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.