As ransomware attacks continue to pose a significant threat to enterprises and individuals, "We will keep banging the message that basic cyber hygiene makes a big difference to lots of people," says Andy Bates of the Global Cyber Alliance. He also discusses the alliance's top priorities for 2022.
Set to be established by March 2022 to tackle the "growing danger from cyberattacks and threats to national security," the Indian government's plan to set up a unified national-level cybersecurity task force is a welcome move, some security experts say, while also pointing out its shortcomings.
Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the global privacy and cybersecurity practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, joins three ISMG editors to discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including how U.S. enterprises are harmonizing three disparate privacy laws, and ransomware preparedness.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the most recent developments in the Log4j security flaw crisis, ransomware-era incident response essentials and what to expect from cybersecurity in 2022.
What does the C-suite want to know about ransomware preparedness and response strategies? CEO of (ISC)² Clar Rosso shares findings from the company's new report that provides insights into the minds of C-suite executives and how they perceive their organizations’ readiness for ransomware attacks.
A federal grand jury has handed down a superseding indictment expanding the charges filed against Joe Sullivan, the former CSO of Uber, for his allegedly covering up a 2016 data breach at the ride-sharing service from authorities and paying "hush money" to two hackers. Sullivan denies the charges.
CISOs need to harden the algorithms written for artificial intelligence, as cybercriminals always leverage AI to launch a zero-day vulnerability, says Manojkumar Parmar, technical global program director at Bosch.
CISA, the FBI, the NSA and several of their international law enforcement partners have issued a joint advisory on the known vulnerabilities in the Apache Log4j software library urging "any organization using products with Log4j to mitigate and patch immediately."
An authentication bypass vulnerability in Zoho's widely used unified endpoint management tool, ManageEngine Desktop Central, is being used by advanced persistent threat actors to gain remote access permissions, the FBI says.
A week after announcing a new bug bounty program called "Hack DHS," U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that DHS is expanding the scope of the program to include finding and patching Log4j-related vulnerabilities in the systems.
Phishing is one of the most well-known cyberattack methods, but hackers still have considerable success despite security teams' best efforts. Attackers use phishing attacks to gain access to login credentials, financial information like credit card details or bank accounts, company data, and any other digital assets...
The newly published U.K. Cyber Security Strategy demonstrates "the depth of ambition that the U.K. has got for the cyber sector," says Dan Patefield, program head of cyber and national security at techUK. He discusses the opportunities and challenges the new strategy brings.
The Log4j vulnerability has underscored once again the widespread dependence on open-source software projects and the lurking risks. Patrick Dwyer of OWASP says such projects deserve more resources to avoid major security vulnerabilities.
The Belgian Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for national defense and the Belgian military, announced on Monday that it has fallen victim to a cyberattack officials say relates to the widespread Apache Log4j vulnerability. The attack "paralyzed the ministry's activities for several days."
An Indian joint parliamentary committee has reintroduced set penalties for data violations after yielding to opposition demands. Some cyber law experts still believe it is unlikely organizations will be heavily penalized owing to deficiencies in the country's legal procedures.