Four ISMG editors discuss: how too many organizations fail to implement basic cybersecurity defenses - such as MFA; a proposed lawsuit against health insurer Excellus that calls for an improvement to its data security program; and strategies for securing open-source and other software components.
Healthcare organizations must carefully scrutinize any implementation of applications, software suites and other technology platforms that could contain open-source code because of the risks - including potential patient safety issues - posed by these components, says attorney Steven Teppler.
U.S. Security and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler wants to broaden cybersecurity regulations. Among his concerns are the rising threat of cyberattacks due to the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and a need to harmonize communications between financial firms and third-party vendors.
Not even one week after a massive supply chain attack that compromised 93 WordPress plug-ins and themes, a new critical vulnerability with RCE capabilities and a CVSS score of 9.9 was discovered Tuesday, impacting yet another WordPress plug-in, AdSanity.
SLC Lab, a Florida county laboratory that performs drug testing, is notifying thousands of individuals of a web portal misconfiguration incident that left sensitive information accessible to others for more than four years. How can other entities avoid such incidents?
Maersk was one of dozens of organizations crippled by the NotPetya malware in June 2017. Gavin Ashton and Bharat Halai worked in identity and access management at Maersk and share how the company's technology team tirelessly brought the company back from the brink of an IT systems meltdown.
Microsoft researchers tracking Apache Log4j exploits last week discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in SolarWinds' Serv-U software. SolarWinds subsequently responded, investigated and fixed the flaw. Some observers described the new vulnerability as "surprising" and "disturbing."
Vision benefits provider EyeMed has agreed to pay $600,000 and implement a long list of data security improvements as part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office following a 2020 email breach that affected 2.1 million individuals, including nearly 99,000 New Yorkers.
FS-ISAC is piloting a new program called the Critical Providers Program that is aimed to heighten the conversation between leaders of security firms and their third-party partners. The program leverages the Connect platform, and Akamai Technologies plays a key role.
Although flaws in Apache Log4j software that need remediating remain widespread in organizations, "some of them are aware of the issue, some of them aren't aware of the issue, and likely this issue is going to be persisting with us for many, many years," says Jeff Macko, an offensive security expert at Kroll.
The U.K. government is considering new measures to boost cybersecurity standards in the country. The proposed laws recommend levying large fines on essential digital service providers for noncompliance with strict cybersecurity rules, and improving incident reporting.
Data on more than 515,000 "highly vulnerable people" has been compromised as the result of a supply chain cyberattack, the International Committee of the Red Cross has disclosed. The organization's humanitarian activities are already being impacted.
Among the simplest things that vendors can do to help improve the cybersecurity of their products is providing better transparency, especially regarding the third-party components contained in their technology, says Rob Suárez, CISO of medical device maker Becton Dickinson.
In a span of just days, two prominent congressmen who have long advanced cybersecurity at the federal level announced that they will not be seeking reelection in 2022. Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and John Katko, R-N.Y., will, however, pursue a cyber agenda throughout the remainder of their terms.