In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss: a federal judge imposing the maximum sentences on a hacker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, regulators getting tougher on cryptocurrency lending platforms and the return to in-person roundtables.
A new self-assessment tool aims to help public and private sector organizations assess their level of vulnerability to insider threats, according to CISA. The agency also indicated this week it will keep its "rumor control" website active ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
A Nigeria-based ransomware gang is conducting a campaign that dangles a $1 million bribe - or a portion of any ransom collected - to employees of targeted organizations if they will install DemonWare ransomware on their corporate network.
Security leaders face numerous challenges, including software vulnerabilities, third-party supplier liabilities, and distracted employees who may not realize their security behaviors are putting the company at risk. While many organizations focus on mitigating external threats, 30% of data breaches actually involve...
Global research uncovers IT security leaders’ key strategies for cloud complexity, remote work and supply chain attacks.
Security organizations have always been hard-pressed to keep up with the rising tide of data, the ever-expanding perimeter, and the increasing frequency and sophistication of attacks. Our...
A 30-year-old Greek national has been indicted on charges of selling insider trading tips and other proprietary financial data on darknet sites. Apostolos "The Bull" Trovias faces securities fraud and money laundering charges.
The Justice Department has filed seven new criminal charges against Paige Thompson, who is suspected of hacking Capital One in 2019, compromising the data of 100 million Americans, including exposing hundreds of thousands of Social Security numbers. If convicted, She now faces a possible 20-year sentence.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of CISA's finding that agencies could have prevented follow-on attacks after the SolarWinds supply chain attack by properly configuring firewalls. Also featured: Congressman discusses deterring nation-state attacks; insider threat mitigation tips.
Cybercriminals and nation-states are attempting to recruit insiders at companies around the world to help steal credentials and intellectual property, says Joseph Blankenship, vice president and research director at Forrester, who offers risk mitigation insights.
In a decision that will have major implications for the cybersecurity industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday to limit the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Security researchers and civil liberty groups argued that the 1986 law was too broadly written and outdated for today.
It's common to say, "The human element is our weakest cybersecurity link." But author and educator James Bone has a different perspective. He weighs in on the human factor and the criticality of modifying enterprise risk management strategies.
As a retired Air Force general and the former federal CISO of the United States, Gregory Touhill is well-versed in critical infrastructure protection and resiliency. Now, as the new director of CMU SEI's CERT division, he has the opportunity to help foster new levels of education and collaboration.
As CISO of Johnson & Johnson, Marene Allison was used to gauging her security posture by the top threat activity: nation-state, cybercrime, insider or hacktivist. But in 2020, they all struck at once. Here is one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
Insider threats are one of the fastest growing categories of risk across organisations today. Companies have long been aware of the insider threat problem. But few are dedicating the resources or executive attention they need to actually reduce their risk. Others may be ready to make that commitment but just don’t...
Remote work isn’t a trend, but a new way for businesses to operate. There’s no longer a defined parameter to operate. Instead, IT teams are coping with multiple devices, networks, locations and ways of enabling employees to access professional applications. Cybercriminals are capitalising on this opportunity.