Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including misconceptions around Zero Trust implementation, lessons learned from the crippling NotPetya malware attack of 2017 that nearly sank logistics giant Maersk and how a Russian cyberwar in Ukraine could move beyond its borders.
U.S. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed on Thursday that the department is establishing a Cyber Safety Review Board, as directed by President Joe Biden's sweeping cybersecurity executive order signed in May 2021. The board aims to mirror the work of the National Transportation Safety Board.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee today advanced its version of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2022, which entails cybersecurity updates for federal civilian agencies. The bipartisan measure was sent to the full House on a voice vote.
As ransomware and other disruptive security incidents continue to surge, cyberattacks rank as the top health technology hazard in hospital environments this year, say security experts Chad Waters and Juuso Leinonen of patient safety organization ECRI.
U.S. authorities have mixed news for the healthcare and public health sector. The good news: The threat level posed by ransomware-as-a-service gang BlackMatter is reduced. The bad news: Other cybercriminals will undoubtedly fill the gap - if they haven't already.
Israeli spyware company NSO's flagship product, Pegasus, was tested by the FBI, according to reports, prior to the company being sanctioned by the U.S in the wake of revelations of misuse of its tools. Now, U.S. venture capital company Integrity Partners is in negotiation to take control of the company.
Attack scans and attempts related to the Log4j flaw may have declined, but some security experts believe the attack vectors will continue to pose a problem up to two years. Also, the Ukraine Computer Emergency Response Team reports Log4j could be a possible attack vector in recent cyberattacks.
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."