The Israeli government's ministry of defense reportedly has cut the list of countries to which Israeli companies’ cyber spyware can be exported from 102 to 37, reducing Israel's surveillance tool export market by two-thirds. The list specifically restricts doing business with those involved in offensive cyber.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how organizations can reduce risk especially over holidays and weekends, when attackers are most likely to strike. Also featured: Highlights from Ireland's IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference; what's ahead for COVID-19 and the workplace?
The NSO Group is the target of a lawsuit filed by Apple, which alleges that the spyware maker abused Apple's products and services to carry out spying operations. The news follows the NSO Group's blacklisting by the U.S. government, a score downgrade by Moody's, and a reportedly failed deal with France.
The findings from a penetration test can help you identify risks and gaps in your security controls. Charles Gillman offers tips to maximize the value of your next pen test and, in the process, deliver better results.
Vulnerabilities in the Cisco ASA and Cisco FTD firewalls can lead to a denial of service attack, says Positive Technologies researcher Nikita Abramov. There is no workaround that addresses these vulnerabilities, but Cisco has released software updates and asks users to install them immediately.
The U.S. government warns all businesses that they're at elevated risk of online attacks during Thanksgiving, given attackers' proclivity to strike on weekends and holidays. The alert is a reminder of the importance of having in place well-practiced incident response plans. Here's where to start.
A new report by Huawei Technologies USA and Reuters calls for greater international collaboration around transparency and cyber accountability. "Just having requirements isn't good enough. There needs to be an ability to tell whether or not the requirements are being met," says CSO Andy Purdy.
Many healthcare entities are resistant to implement multifactor authentication, and that is among the most frustrating critical security mistakes that organizations in that sector make, says Tom Walsh, founder of security consultancy tw-Security.
Reports of NHS data being exposed following a ransomware attack on U.K.-based data capture and storage company Stor-a-File are incorrect, an NHS Digital spokesperson tells ISMG. "Most NHS data was held offline and not affected in the Stor-a-File hack."
U.S. federal banking regulators have approved a new rule that will require banks to notify regulators no later than 36 hours after the organization determines it has suffered a qualifying "computer-security incident," the nation's top financial agencies announced this week.
Federal regulators and Philips issued advisories pertaining to several security vulnerabilities in certain patient monitoring and medical device interface products from the manufacturer. Exploitation could allow attackers to access patient data, launch denial of service attacks and more, they warn.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the status of the recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission today and what still needs to be enacted by the current Congress, addressing the increasing challenge of cyberattacks...
The specter of the May attack on Ireland's national health service loomed large at the IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference in Dublin, as cybersecurity experts gathered to detail the ongoing rise of ransomware and other types of online crime, as well as how to best combat such attacks.
Cyberattacks on the EU's healthcare sector grew by nearly 50% in 2020, over 2019, and continue to pose serious threats to patient safety as well as to the entire health supply chain, says a new report calling for the development of more healthcare-specific incident response teams among EU members.
The U.S. and Israel will expand their diplomatic relationship around cybersecurity, announcing a bilateral task force this week that will support cybersecurity and fintech innovation. The news follows recent action by the U.S. Department of Commerce to blacklist Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.