Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
In his spare time, ransomware expert Allan Liska recently became a certified sommelier. Branching out from his day job as principal intelligence analyst at Recorded Future, Liska says he's found numerous parallels between the deductive tasting process and threat intelligence.
The war between Russia and Ukraine isn't an abstract concern for SecurityScorecard CEO Aleksandr Yampolskiy. It's a deeply personal one since Yampolskiy, who is now a U.S. citizen, grew up in Russia and rode the train to Ukraine every summer to visit his grandmother.
Former Rockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli discusses the mission of the new Dragos OT-CERT - a cybersecurity resource designed to help industrial asset owners and operators build their OT cybersecurity programs, improve their security postures and reduce OT risk - and her role as its director.
Cyber adversaries are embracing defense evasion, triple extortion, wiper malware and the accelerated exploit chain, and that is significantly reshaping the threat landscape that CISOs have to deal with, according to Derek Manky, head of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.
While adversaries are often still using many of the same old methods and exploits to compromise their victims, the exposure and consequences of these attacks are becoming increasingly damaging, says Bryan Ware, CEO of LookingGlass Cyber Solutions. He discusses how to keep ahead of the adversaries.
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The Cyber Threat Alliance just celebrated its fifth birthday, and President and CEO J. Michael Daniel says the membership and information sharing both are growing at an impressive pace. He discusses the surge in ransomware and how organizations should respond.
Boston Children's Hospital thwarted a cyberattack by government-backed Iranian hackers last summer after U.S. authorities received intelligence about the pending assault and alerted the hospital, says FBI Director Christopher Wray, who called Iran's planned cyberattack "despicable."
ReliaQuest has agreed to buy Digital Shadows for $160 million to infuse its security operations platform with threat intelligence, attack surface management, and dark web monitoring. The deal will give clients more visibility and context around threats facing their networks, endpoints and cloud.
Obtaining threat insight is like practicing judo - you want to use your attacker's power against them, says Chris Borales, senior manager of product marketing at Gigamon. He and Tom Dager, CISO of Archer Daniels Midland Company, discuss how to keep pace with the evolving ransomware landscape.
Four ISMG editors discuss highlights from the London Summit, including the most concerning emerging threats if collateral damage from the Russia-Ukraine war isn't all it was reputed to be, building a cyber risk playbook to help businesses identify exposure, and stress and burnout in the workplace.
Since at least the middle of last year, online attackers have been increasingly targeting the financial services sector.
So warns John Fokker, principal engineer and head of cyber investigations for the Advanced Threat Research group at cybersecurity firm Trellix. He says Trellix's latest threat assessment found a...
New CEO Bryan Ware plans to leverage LookingGlass' nascent attack surface management capabilities to capture clients in verticals such as pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and utilities. The company tapped former CISA leader Ware to serve as its next CEO following the acquisition of Next5.
Researchers have observed China-based, government-sponsored threat actors collecting intelligence by targeting Russian government officials with an updated variant of a remote access Trojan known as PlugX. And Microsoft shares a detailed report about Russian cyberattacks observed against Ukraine.