In 2020, 16 million COVID-19-related threats, including malicious URLs, spam, and malware were detected, according to a Trend Micro report. At the start of the pandemic, many IT and cybersecurity measures were hastily put into place to deal with the crisis. Today, organizations must take stock of these measures, and...
According to a recent study ,78% of senior executives express lack of confidence in their company’s cybersecurity posture. The study also found, that this eventually prompted 91% of executives to increase 2021 budgets. Most Senior Executives agree that cyber risk is now the most critical category of risk across all...
The Ragnar Locker ransomware operation has been threatening to dump victims' stolen data if they contact police, private investigators or professional negotiators before paying a ransom. But as one expert notes: "Perhaps the criminals watched too many TV shows, because this isn’t how the real world works."
The most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers is a large, U.S.-based business with at least $100 million in revenue, not operating in the healthcare or education sector, with remote access available via remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials, threat intelligence firm Kela reports.
Not much time has passed since the last supply chain cyber attacks: SolarWinds, Accellion, Codecov, and now Kaseya. Do you think this will be the last one? We don’t. While you’re probably wondering what can be done to predict or prevent an incident like this in the future, we think the better question is: what can...
Ransomware is the result of a criminal blending technology's wonders: networking and encryption. It's a modern-day implementation of extortion, a crime as old as time. The Atlantic Council contends lessons from fighting past extortion schemes, such as plane hijackings, could help fight ransomware.
The cybersecurity firm IronNet, founded and led by retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander, has gone public without an IPO by merging with LGL Systems Acquisitions Corp., a "blank check" shell company formed to handle such mergers. Meanwhile, Checkpoint has announced plans to acquire the email security firm Avanan.
Given that budgets and time are finite, how can organizations best identify if their information security strategy is well balanced and appropriate? Nandhini Duraisamy, chief operating officer of Quadron Cybersecurity Services, shares best practices.
Although research firm Gartner forecasts that spending on cybersecurity will surpass $150 billion in 2021, "the proportion of investment going to companies raising investment for the first time is significantly down," says Saj Huq, director of cyber innovation at Plexal, a center for innovation in the U.K.
Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert on Friday issued an official mea culpa for the data breach that exposed information on 54 million of the company's customers and prospects. On Thursday, a hacker who claimed responsibility for the attack called the company's cybersecurity "awful," the Wall Street Journal reports.
A vulnerability in Microsoft Azure's database service Cosmos DB has potentially put at risk thousands of Azure customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, according to the security firm Wiz. Microsoft has mitigated the flaw.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
As a technology and security leader, Laura-Lea Berna is driven to defend gaps. But as a business executive, the VP, IT and CIO of BC Transit has built her career on answering the question "Where's the need?" She discusses her path and role as a mentor to up-and-coming leaders.
Threat modeling can help give organizations the extra insights needed to secure their on-premises and cloud environments at a time when attackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to gain entry to networks and maintain persistence. Experts offer tips on making the right moves.