As the number one threat vector for most organizations, email continues to be widely used by cyber criminals to penetrate organizations in support of a wide variety of cyberattacks. Unlike other attack vectors, email enables cybercriminals to directly leverage humans in an effort to bypass security controls and...
Organizations that are relying on cloud-based email providers to secure their email systems and data should strongly consider adding a secure email gateway. Too many organizations are confusing the existence of security features with the efficacy of those features.
While moving enterprise email to the cloud has...
Today, CIOs must manage and secure millions of dynamic, diverse, and globally distributed endpoints located across cloud and hybrid networks. These endpoints face a growing wave of cybersecurity attacks. It's becoming more clear that using legacy point tools that were designed to work in small, static environments,...
The government of Puerto Rico announced an investment of $7.6 million toward strengthening cybersecurity on the island. The island has undergone a string a embarrassing cybersecurity incidents, including a phishing incident that stole $2.6 million of taxpayer dollars.
Ransomware attackers executing double-extortion schemes very carefully choose which data to steal and leak based on victims' economic sector, says Erick Galinkin, artificial intelligence researcher at security firm Rapid7. He discusses the latest ransomware data theft trends.
Please don't pay ransoms, authorities continue to urge. Britain's lead cyber agency and privacy watchdog are now making that appeal directly to legal advisers, warning them that paying a ransom offers no data protection upsides and won't lessen any fine they might face.
Monsoon season in India can result in extreme rainfall but a ransomware attack in the southwestern state of Goa is preventing state authorities from obtaining data from flood monitors located on major rivers. The attack appears to have been made with a variant of Phobos ransomware.
Ransomware is everywhere. It’s a topic consistently making headlines with new breaches reported weekly, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. There were 700 million attempted ransomware attacks in 2021 (up 134% from 2020). It’s truly not a matter of “if” but “when” you will experience a breach....
Federal authorities are alerting healthcare and public health sector entities of threats involving North Korean state-sponsored "Maui" ransomware. Attackers use the malware to maliciously encrypt diagnostics procedures, medical imaging, and medical center intranet services.
A ransomware attack on an accounts receivables management firm has affected hundreds of healthcare clients - including dental practices, physician groups and hospitals, resulting in one of the largest health data breaches involving a vendor so far this year.
Obtaining threat insight is like practicing judo - you want to use your attacker's power against them.
In this eBook, Chris Borales, senior manager of product marketing at Gigamon, and Tom Dager, CISO of Archer Daniels Midland Company, review how to keep pace with the evolving ransomware landscape and discuss:
Four ISMG editors discuss important issues, including how Russia's cyber and kinetic wars in Ukraine have changed the cybersecurity landscape, what recent layoffs at cybersecurity firms mean for the industry and how cybercriminals are taking a page out of the white hat hacker playbook
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes why firewalls and VPNs don't belong in Zero Trust design. It also discusses cybercriminals' evolving ransomware tactics and the devastating price of responding to a ransomware attack, as experienced by Travelex in 2019.
Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
Chris Borales, senior product marketing manager for ThreatINSIGHT and security solutions at Gigamon, and Tony Morbin of Information Security Media Group discuss the findings of a recent survey of cybersecurity professionals about emerging security trends in 2022, conducted for Gigamon by ISMG.