The Defense Department's updated cyber strategy calls for disrupting malicious actors and boosting the cyber capabilities of U.S. allies to take on Chinese threats to critical infrastructure. Defense officials also plan to conduct defensive operations to protect the department's information network.
It's called the cybersecurity poverty line, and it distinguishes organizations as haves or have-nots - not just financially, but in terms of cybersecurity defenses. Cisco's Mike Storm discusses how to develop and leverage embedded security to rise above the line.
Ashan Willy has made his first deal as Proofpoint's CEO, scooping up an identity startup established by Check Point's former cloud and document security leader. The purchase of Illusive will allow Proofpoint to add identity risk discovery and remediation and post-breach defense to its platform.
IT officials from Ukraine continue to call out alleged Russian cyberattacks. This comes as hacktivists have taken matters into their own hands in the digital underground. Also: NATO pledges additional cyber support, while President Joe Biden urges U.S. governors to bolster defenses.
SentinelOne plans to buy security firm Attivo Networks, and the acquisition is scheduled to close sometime this summer. Some cybersecurity analysts and experts speak with Information Security Media Group about the gains and possible pitfalls of this $615.5 million deal.
War in Ukraine continues into its third week, and Russia is closing in on major Ukrainian cities, upping its targeting of civilian infrastructure. In the U.S., cybersecurity officials continue to urge a "Shields Up" approach - while the digital conflict has devolved deeply into the underground.
Days ago, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense issued a call for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure. Now, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, says he is creating an IT army and calling for digital talents.
On day two of war in Ukraine, Russians have nearly encircled the former Soviet state. Some military and foreign policy experts say Kyiv may fall by the weekend. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reportedly asked for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure.
NBC News reports that President Joe Biden has been given a menu of options for conducting offensive cyber strikes again Russia. But the White House's press secretary says the report is "off base and does not reflect what is actually being discussed in any shape or form."
A U.S. federal court in Virginia has paved the way for Microsoft to disrupt the activities of China-based hacking group Nickel. Microsoft will target websites that the threat actor uses to gather intelligence from government agencies, think tanks and human rights organizations.
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.