The current and former owners of CafePress, a site for selling customizable merchandise, have agreed to a draft Federal Trade Commission settlement tied to multiple security shortcomings that failed to prevent or detect a 2019 data breach that exposed 22 million users' account details.
On Tuesday, Ireland's Data Protection Commission imposed an $18.6 million penalty on tech firm Meta. That same day, the privacy watchdog was sued by a member of the nonprofit Irish Council for Civil Liberties over its "prolonged inaction" in the Google data breach case.
What are the ethics of paying ransom to cybercriminals who might be working as a proxy cyber force in support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine? Realistically, whether or not to pay often comes down to a business decision. But Russia's invasion further complicates the optics for ransomware victims.
The U.S. OMB recently released its latest deliverable as part of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order. Former federal CISO Grant Schneider discusses this guidance and shares best practices for agencies and organizations to improve the security of their software supply chain.
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After months of political infighting, a landmark cybersecurity provision requiring critical infrastructure providers to report security incidents and ransom payments has passed both chambers of Congress and now heads to President Joe Biden's desk. The mandate is part of an omnibus spending bill.
Two suspected ransomware operators have been extradited to the U.S. from Ukraine and Canada, according to the Department of Justice. One was allegedly part of the July 2021 Kaseya attack, and the other allegedly attacked healthcare facilities with NetWalker ransomware during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ari Redbord of TRM Labs joins editors at ISMG to discuss President Biden's executive order on digital assets, the role of cryptocurrency in the Ukraine-Russia war and nuances for ransomware victims who consider paying a ransom, and trends in regulatory guidance and leadership for digital currency.
Gary Hibberd, known as "The Professor of Communicating Cyber" at cybersecurity services provider Cyberfort Group, discusses the biggest changes made since 2013 to the ISO 27001 international standard for an information security management system, which helps organizations secure their data assets.
U.S. President Joe Biden this week issued a cryptocurrency executive order that addresses consumer protection, national security and financial stability. Ari Redbord, former senior adviser at the U.S. Treasury, calls this order "a clarion call" for crypto regulation and shares his initial reaction.
The ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the U.S. government's request for billions of dollars in tech aid to curb the global impact of the Kremlin's campaign in Ukraine. It also examines Biden's cryptocurrency executive order and why breached organizations often don't share full details.
As expected, President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order on cryptocurrency that tackles consumer protection, financial stability, national security and climate risks. The administration calls it the first whole-of-government strategy to rein in cryptocurrencies.
President Joe Biden is expected to outline a whole-of-government approach to reining in cryptocurrencies, which have been criticized for lax cybersecurity measures. Media reports say the administration will announce an executive order on crypto this week, to align the U.S. with global allies.
U.S. and NATO officials are increasingly looking to sharpen sanctions and rhetoric against Russia, and cybersecurity is a pivotal part of the discussion. The Biden administration is now requesting $10 billion in emergency funds to address Russia's campaign, with sizeable pots for cybersecurity.
Amid escalating violence in Ukraine and sanctions meant to hobble Moscow, the Senate has passed a landmark cybersecurity package that bundles three substantial measures - mandatory incident reporting for critical infrastructure, an update to federal IT security strategy, and FedRAMP authorization.