In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, Jeremy Grant and ISMG editors discuss the significance of Apple, Google and Microsoft supporting the FIDO protocol's passwordless sign-in standard, progress made on Biden's cybersecurity executive order and updates on U.S. cybersecurity and privacy laws.
Italian police reportedly thwarted attempts to disrupt online voting for the music competition Eurovision, allegedly perpetrated by a hacking group called Killnet in retaliation for Russia not being allowed to compete at this year's festival, due to its invasion of Ukraine.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on Friday reached a provisional agreement to set a "baseline for cybersecurity risk management measures and reporting obligations." Called NIS2, it is a modernized framework based on the EU Network and Information Security Directive.
The Linux Foundation and the Open Source Security Foundation have put forth a nearly $150 million investment plan, spread across two years, to strengthen open-source security in the U.S. The plan was announced at the Open Source Software Security Summit II in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
In the latest update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss the intriguing insights exposed by the leak of ransomware gang Conti's internal communications, the U.S. Treasury's first-ever sanctions on a cryptocurrency mixer and the latest cyber activity in Russia's hybrid war.
Hundreds of thousands of Konica Minolta printers used in businesses have reportedly been vulnerable to three critical flaws since 2019. Although a patch was available, deployment was delayed as the firmware update required physical access to the printers and COVID-19 made that difficult.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, cybersecurity officials say the risk of attack spillover - and perhaps the direct targeting of critical infrastructure sectors outside Ukraine - remains high. The memo for CISOs is clear: Remain prepared.
Three of 74 vulnerabilities identified by Microsoft are "critical" as they exploit remote code execution with escalation of privileges. There are also updates for a new NTLM relay attack using an LSARPC flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-26925, which is a Windows LSA spoofing vulnerability.
With zero trust and cloud infrastructures at the top of security practitioners' road maps, there has been an uptick in authorization-related initiatives. Security experts discuss the challenges of authorization and describe how firms can use authorization strategies to better protect themselves.
The Five Eyes alliance of cybersecurity authorities from the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada issued a warning to managed service providers about targeted attacks, advising MSP customers on how to protect sensitive data and reassess their security posture and contractual agreements.
In the latest "Troublemaker CISO" post, security director Ian Keller discusses the issue of supply chain security and whether you should disclose information about your supply chain to companies as part of the effort to secure it. His conclusion: Build your defenses and trust no one.
Viasat's satellite communications suffered an outage an hour before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24. The company said it was a cyberattack, but did not identify the attacker. The U.S., U.K., EU and Ukraine have now attributed this attack to Russia.
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.