How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S. government pertaining to BlackMatter, following an advisory issued last month about Conti.
In this update, four editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.
In an effort to bolster endpoint protection within the U.S. government, the White House is ordering federal agencies to allow CISA to access existing deployments. It is also setting timelines for improving the protection of workstations, mobile phones and servers.
Criminal hackers don't break for lunches, weekends or holidays. Of course, that's just one of many challenges facing information security teams, as they attempt to maximize visibility and minimize complexity while protecting their business around the clock, says Peter Van Lierde, the CISO of energy firm Sibelga.
Organizations should take a "zero trust" approach to secure their identities, as being able to authenticate and authorize every resource access will minimize risk, says Ivan Lai, solution strategy architect - access for Asia-Pacific and Japan at CyberArk.
Deepayan Chanda discusses the four principles of cybersecurity - reliability, accuracy, architecture and resiliency - that he believes cover most of the aspects of how CISOs can maintain the level of cybersecurity that their organzations need to sustain attacks.
Rant of the day: Are we getting hacked because we now work remotely in the new normal? No, we're being hacked because we're not managing our risks and being lazy - and because the CISO is not being heard.
You can't decrease the motivation of ransomware attackers. But you can curb their success by bolstering your own enterprise's approach to access, credentials and privileges. Morey Haber and James Maude of BeyondTrust share insights on ransomware defense.
As the risks to IT and OT converge, organizations must use "zero trust" to verify user identities and build effective monitoring capabilities to track the behavior of privileged users, say Kartik Shahani of Tenable and Rohan Vaidya of CyberArk.
According to a panel of experts, protecting the Active Directory, a rich target for increasing ransomware attacks, will require organizations to audit privileged accounts and endpoints with continuous monitoring and an identity governance approach.
As DNS remains a favorite target for attack vectors, organizations need to build unified security by establishing harmonized DNS traffic and communication to prevent data exfiltration, say Alvin Rodrigues and Pankaj Chawla from Infoblox.
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The top three tactics attackers have been using to break into corporate and government networks are brute-forcing passwords, exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities, and social engineering via malicious emails, says security firm Kaspersky in a roundup of its 2020 incident response investigations.
As a strategy, organizations need to harness technologies that can provide real-time visibility to threats combined with intelligence-based automated technologies that can help contain the incidents, says Ajay Kumar, regional head of Cyber Security Services, Asia at Crowdstrike.