As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, what cybersecurity lessons should be learned? At the CyberUK conference in Wales, cybersecurity czars focused on surprises - including low online attack volume and the role of hacktivists - and lauded Ukraine's cyber resilience, honed by years of stress testing.
Russia's use of wiper malware, DDoS attacks and targeted disinformation show it no longer depends on traditional methods in its war with Ukraine. John Walker, a professor and counterintelligence expert, says organizations need to be "more realistic" about how they handle cyberattacks.
The massive leak of internal communications from the Conti ransomware group has highlighted the extent to which cybercrime syndicates regularly beg, borrow, steal or sometimes even partner or collaborate, all in pursuit of increasing their illicit profits.
Microsoft plans to roll out new managed services that give organizations the expertise needed to proactively hunt for threats and extend XDR beyond the endpoint. Microsoft Security Experts features new managed services as well as existing services around incident response and modernization.
The U.S. Department of State is offering rewards of up to $10 million for information that leads to the identification or location of any individual who holds a key leadership position in the Conti ransomware variant transnational organized crime group.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for organizations to counter supply chain risks. The new document addresses how to identify, assess and respond to cybersecurity risks throughout the supply chain at all levels of an organization.
Two signs that the tide may finally, if slowly, be turning on ransomware: The number of victims who choose to pay continues to decline, while the amount they pay - when they choose to do so - recently dropped by one-third, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
Kellogg Community College, or KCC, has resumed operations in all its five campuses - Battle Creek, Albion, Coldwater, Hastings and Fort Custer Industrial Park in Michigan - starting Wednesday. The college management had suspended classes on Monday as the result of a ransomware attack.
The number of organizations being breached is on the rise, according to Forrester's 2021 State of Enterprise Breaches report. Allie Mellen describes the trend as "disappointing" and discusses the misaligned expectations some organizations have about breaches, as well as other report findings.
As ransomware-wielding attackers continue to target businesses large and small, the organizations that respond best and escape most unscathed from such attacks are those that already have in place well-honed, rehearsed plans, says ransomware expert and attorney Guillermo Christensen of Ice Miller.
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
Don't stockpile cryptocurrency in case your organization falls victim to ransomware-wielding attackers and opts to pay a ransom. This might seem obvious to anyone aware of the volatility in Bitcoin's value, but some organizations reportedly used to employ this incident response strategy.
Ransomware attacks have come storming back after experiencing their typical end-of-the year decline. Security researchers report that the greatest number of known victms has been amassed by Lockbit, followed by Conti, Hive and Alphv/BlackCat.
There were no CISOs when Marene Allison started her career. There was not even a cybersecurity discipline. But starting with a distinguished stint in the military, she has progressed through the public and private sectors - including time with the FBI - to become CISO for Johnson & Johnson.
As one of the architects of Israel's offensive Red Team intelligence unit and Incident Response Team, Reuven (Rubi) Aronashvili, CEO of Israeli cybersecurity company CYE, provides a highly informed view of current cyberwarfare in the Russia-Ukraine war, including how it differs from kinetic warfare.