Palo Alto Networks remains a leader in Forrester's zero trust platform rankings while Microsoft and Check Point entered the leaders category for the first time. Vendors in the zero trust platform space ditched point products and pursued organic investments or M&A to create a broader offering.
Ransomware-as-a-service gang Alphv/BlackCat claims to have stolen 6 terabytes of data on 2.5 million patients in a recent attack on Michigan-based McLaren Health Care, which operates 13 hospitals and a network of cancer centers. The incident is part of the group's rash of recent attacks.
The head of a key European Parliament committee said he's concerned about media reports suggesting that a proposal mandating that instant messenger apps scan for CSAM was crafted under the influence of an American tech foundation and a nonprofit with ties the British and U.S. government.
The private equity arm of former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff's advisory firm agreed to purchase MDR vendor Trustwave for $205 million. The deal will allow Singtel to refocus its business in APAC and boost shareholder value by optimizing resource allocation.
Large enterprises, including government and educational organizations, are being warned to immediately update their WS_FTP Server, built by Progress Software, to fix serious flaws being actively exploited by attackers. Secure file transfer software remains a top target, especially for extortionists.
In our latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss key takeaways from a forum on developing a strategy for OT security, guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on cybersecurity in medical devices, and how the acquisition of Splunk by Cisco might affect the cybersecurity industry.
The firm founded by retired four-star Army Gen. Keith Alexander and once valued at $1.2 billion has officially turned off the lights. IronNet on Friday ceased business operations and terminated remaining employees after probing alternatives and finding additional sources of cash unavailable.
The maker of the world's most popular VPN service hauled in $100 million on a $3 billion valuation to accelerate growth through mergers and acquisitions. The Warburg Pincus-led investment will allow the Lithuania-based internet privacy and security vendor to expand its product offering.
Specialty infusion company Amerita is facing a proposed federal class action lawsuit in the wake of a March cyberattack on its parent company, PharMerica, which reported a breach affecting nearly 6 million individuals. Amerita recently reported its own breach that affected about 220,000 people.
This week: Johnson Controls suffers a ransomware attack, the Philippine state health insurance program struggles to recover from a ransomware and Air Canada reports a cyberattack. Also: an APT group uses the American Red Cross as bait and new malware targets would-be users of Bitwarden.
Welcome to "Cyber Fail" - ISMG's roundup of all that's broken in the world of cybersecurity, where our panel of experts uncovers the fails so we can strengthen our defenses. In this episode, ISMG host Anna Delaney takes on bumbling cybercrooks, avoidable breaches and the ethics of paying a ransom.
A Chinese hacking group linked to state authorities has upgraded its capabilities to target companies with headquarters in the United States and East Asia, warns an alert from Japanese and American cyber agencies. The group, BlackTech, has a customized firmware backdoor tailored for Cisco routers.
CISA Director Jen Easterly urged citizens to boost their defenses by choosing strong passwords, opting for multifactor authentication, reporting phishing and enabling automatic software updates. Easterly said users should choose passwords that are complex and unique to each sensitive account.
Microsoft updated Windows 11 on Tuesday to simplify passwordless adoption, protect against malicious code and have the ability to refresh configuration in the event of tampering. Updates to Windows 11 allow users to replace passwords with passkeys to stop hackers from exploiting stolen passwords.
CyberArk, BeyondTrust and Delinea maintained their spots atop Gartner's privileged access management Magic Quadrant, while One Identity, Wallix and Arcon fell from the leader ranks. Over the past half-decade, PAM has gone from being required for large companies to being an insurance prerequisite.