Account Takeover Fraud , Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service

ISMG Editors: Russia-Ukraine War Cyber Escalation Fallout?

Also: Healthcare Sector Gets Business Resiliency Alert; Battling SIM Swap Fraud
Clockwise, from top left: Mathew Schwartz, Dan Gunderman, Marianne Kolbasuk McGee and Suparna Goswami

In the latest weekly update, editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the White House warning about escalated cyberthreats from Russia, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the healthcare sector and why combating SIM swap fraud remains challenging.

See Also: The State of Organizations' Security Posture as of Q1 2018

The editors - Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity; Suparna Goswami, associate editor, ISMG Asia & Middle East; Dan Gunderman, news desk staff writer; and Mathew Schwartz, Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe - discuss:

  • The Biden administration's warning of a potential escalation in Russian cyberattacks targeting U.S. organizations or critical infrastructure;
  • As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, how federal authorities are advising healthcare sector entities to take precautions, including strengthening their cybersecurity posture and being prepared to suffer weekslong IT outages;
  • How firms in the financial services and telecommunications sectors are joining forces to better combat SIM swap fraud.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the March 11 edition with cryptocurrency expert Ari Redbord and the March 18 edition on how Russia's war in Ukraine further complicates the optics of paying money to ransomware-wielding criminals.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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