ISMG Editors: Russia's War Changes Ransomware LandscapeAlso: Discussion Tackles Cryptocurrency and ID Theft Executive Orders
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how Russia's invasion of Ukraine further complicates cybercrime ransomware payments, a former U.S. Treasury senior adviser's take on Biden's executive order on cryptocurrency, and important points regarding the upcoming identity theft executive order.
The editors - Tom Field, vice president, editorial; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe; and Suparna Goswami, associate editor, ISMG Asia - discuss:
- How Russia's war further complicates the optics of paying money to ransomware-wielding criminals, who by and large are based in Russia or have ties to Russia-based crime operations.
- Highlights from an interview with Ari Redbord of TRM Labs, who calls the recent cryptocurrency executive order "a clarion call" for crypto regulation;
- Key points from a panel discussion addressing Biden's upcoming executive order to control identity theft in pandemic relief programs.
The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the March 4 edition discussing whether hacktivists are the new resistance fighters and the March 11 edition with cryptocurrency expert Ari Redbord.