Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware , Video

ISMG Editors: The Complexity of Rackspace Zero-Day Attack

Also: Zoom Steps Up Security; New Medical Device Law to Ensure Patient Safety
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Marianne Kolbasuk McGee and Tom Field

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including how video communications platform Zoom has strengthened its security features in the past 12 months, how a new law pertaining to the cybersecurity of medical devices could be revolutionary for the industry's security, and why cloud computing company Rackspace blames a zero-day exploit for a ransomware hit's success.

See Also: Healthcare in The Cloud: Detecting and Overcoming Threats to Ensure Continuity & Compliance

The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday and Europe; Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthInfoSecurity; and Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial - discuss:

  • Highlights from an interview with Zoom CISO Michael Adams, who discusses why the collaboration and video platform is more secure today than it was a year ago;
  • The new cybersecurity requirements for medical devices aimed at strengthening security within the healthcare ecosystem, contained in a new law signed by last week by President Joe Biden;
  • Details from Rackspace about how the ransomware-wielding attackers who disrupted its hosted Microsoft Exchange Server environment last month used a zero-day exploit to gain remote access to its servers.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Dec. 23 edition discussing why zero trust isn't the answer to everything and the Dec. 30 edition, which looks back on 2022.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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