U.S. President Joe Biden today signed a National Security Memorandum that aims to improve the cybersecurity of national security systems. The memo gives new powers to the NSA to oversee cybersecurity improvements such as the use of the multifactor authentication, encryption and endpoint detection services.
GAO auditors say in a new report that the federal government's response to both the SolarWinds software supply chain attack and the exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Servers in 2021 sharpened its coordination efforts, but also exposed information-sharing gaps.
Russian authorities have charged eight individuals with crimes tied to the REvil ransomware operation, after raiding 25 properties and detaining 14 suspects, thanks in part to U.S.-shared intelligence. The White House says one of the suspects was also responsible for last year's attack on Colonial Pipeline.
Russian authorities have arrested 14 individuals suspected of being part of the notorious REvil, aka Sodinokibi, ransomware operation. Russia's Federal Security Agency, the FSB, said it used intelligence provided by the U.S. to help identify the suspects.
As the U.S. Congress continues to push for a strengthening of FISMA, lawmakers held a hearing with former government cybersecurity officials on Tuesday, all of whom expressed a need to update the law, last modified in 2014, and focus more on outcomes than on processes and compliance.
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hit businesses, demand a ransom payment and oftentimes dump stolen data if a victim chooses not to pay. But some attackers also appear to be keeping a closer eye on victims - at least after they have been infected - in case they bring unwanted attention.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022, which contains $768 billion in defense spending - 5% more than 2021 - and several cybersecurity provisions, including expansion of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
As Russia masses troops on its border with Ukraine, the White House says Russian disinformation campaigns have been aimed at destabilizing Ukraine's government, while experts have seen a surge in "cyber intrusions" against infrastructure, banking and government targets in advance of a potential invasion.
The new U.K cyber strategy calls for a balanced partnership across the public, private and third sectors. The government is to provide a 2.6 billion-pound investment in a more proactive approach to fostering and protecting the U.K.’s competitive advantage critical cyber technologies.
The must-pass annual defense spending bill, authorizing nearly $770 billion in funding for the Pentagon, passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote on Wednesday, with several cybersecurity provisions, including measures to "empower and expand" CISA.
The IT unit charged with overseeing the Virginia General Assembly has been hit with a ransomware attack. The incident has prevented state lawmakers from accessing a portal for their legislative proposals. The attack has reportedly not affected the commonwealth's executive branch.
Most federal executive branch agencies in the U.S. now have vulnerability disclosure policies. John Jackson and Jackson Henry of the security research group Sakura Samurai say those policies ensure they don't get into legal trouble for helping improve cybersecurity.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why security teams are still unprepared for cyberattacks over weekends and holidays, which experts warn is when attackers love to strike.
Dutch police have detained Moscow businessman Denis Dubnikov after the U.S. accused him of receiving bitcoins worth $400,000 paid to Ryuk as ransoms by its victims. The U.S. is seeking to extradite the suspect, as the Biden administration's crackdown on ransomware continues.
The outages of the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware operation have been due to a coordinated law enforcement effort involving the U.S. and foreign partners, aimed at disrupting the group's attack capabilities, Reuters reports.