In what is likely the shortest breach reporting timeline globally, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT-In, has mandated that starting June 28, government and private organizations in the country must inform the agency within six hours of discovering a cybersecurity incident.
Recent incidents affecting the sensitive information of tens of thousands of individuals underscore the ongoing threats and risks facing organizations that handle health and other delicate personal information, including a community health center and a social services agency.
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
The healthcare industry continues to be targeted by ransomware gangs, but there are efforts underway to help improve the health sector's information security resiliency. Errol Weiss of Health-ISAC says the industry as a whole lacks resources.
Half of the 10 largest health data breaches so far in 2022 - affecting millions of individuals - have been added to the federal tally in just the last month as the latest wave of major hacking incidents being reported to regulators continues to grow.
Ransomware attacks have come storming back after experiencing their typical end-of-the year decline. Security researchers report that the greatest number of known victms has been amassed by Lockbit, followed by Conti, Hive and Alphv/BlackCat.
As one of the architects of Israel's offensive Red Team intelligence unit and Incident Response Team, Reuven (Rubi) Aronashvili, CEO of Israeli cybersecurity company CYE, provides a highly informed view of current cyberwarfare in the Russia-Ukraine war, including how it differs from kinetic warfare.
The American Dental Association allegedly was hit with an attack by new ransomware group "Black Basta." ADA is the latest medical professional organization to have a cyber incident disrupt services and potentially affect members' information. Tenet Health also experienced a cyberattack last week.
The median number of days an attacker dwells in a system before detection fell from 24 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021, according to a Mandiant report. The biggest year-on-year decline in median dwell time occurred in the APAC region, where it dropped from 76 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021.
Has your organization been bitten by BlackCat ransomware, aka Alphv? If so, the FBI wants to hear details about how attackers broke in, cryptocurrency wallet addresses used to receive ransoms and other information that could help law enforcement authorities better track and block future attacks.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Roger Sels, vice president, solution, EMEA at BlackBerry, discusses the global threat landscape one year after SolarWinds, including cyberthreats from Russia and China; the cyber impact of the Russia-Ukraine war; and the cyber call to action.
The Food and Drug Administration's decision to incorporate "quality systems regulations" into its new draft guidance for premarket medical device cybersecurity is an important development in the scope of the agency's expectations for manufacturers, says Dr. Suzanne Schwartz of the FDA.
The 2021 Dragos ICS/OT Cybersecurity Year in Review report says the number of industrial organizations with external connections to their industrial control systems has doubled, yet 86% of organizations report limited to no visibility of ICS environments. Tom Winston outlines the top challenges.
Pro-Russia threat group Killnet claims to have hit several victims with DDoS attacks in recent days. It targets victims that it believes are adversaries of Russia, and several critical infrastructure entities in the Czech Republic are known to have been successfully targeted.
Russian government hackers and cybercrime groups are teaming up to launch cyberattacks against the West in retaliation for its support of Ukraine. Some cybercrime groups have pledged to support the Russian government and threatened to go after countries providing material support to Ukraine.