If you were a nation with legions of hackers at your disposal, seeking to sidestep crippling international sanctions, would you look to ransomware to fund your regime? That question is posed by new research that finds state-sponsored North Korean hackers haven't stopped their ransomware experiments.
Does it ever feel like you can't fight that REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware feeling anymore? Victims might be all out of love with attacks launched under the banner of the group, which is tied to more than $200 million in losses, but despite repeated disruptions, REvil keep returns - at least in name.
Mosyle closed a $196 million funding round to expand beyond mobile device management and provide a holistic security platform for Apple devices. The company wants to boost adoption of Mosyle Fuse, which combines MDM, endpoint security, encrypted DNS, identity management and app management.
Don't stockpile cryptocurrency in case your organization falls victim to ransomware-wielding attackers and opts to pay a ransom. This might seem obvious to anyone aware of the volatility in Bitcoin's value, but some organizations reportedly used to employ this incident response strategy.
As Finnish technology giant Nokia announces it is ceasing sales in Russia over the war with Ukraine, the company is facing tough questions over how it helped enable a mass surveillance program that supports President Vladimir Putin's autocratic regime.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management. As a part of that initiative, CyberEdBoard posts draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is "Recognize the Threats."
With Ukraine having called on the world to join its "IT Army" and help it hack Russia and ally Belarus, what could possibly go wrong? For starters, launching distributed denial-of-service attacks - at least from outside Ukraine - remains illegal and risks triggering an escalation by Moscow.
People think cloud is a silver bullet, but it’s not. It's not even copper. And people think cloud it easy and someone else’s problem. But it's not. The cloud is nothing more than a highly resilient, outsourced data center with a lot of bells and whistles.
Are ransomware-wielding criminals running scared? That's one likely explanation for the sudden release this week of free, master decryption keys for three different strains of formerly prevalent ransomware: Maze, Sekhmet and Egregor.
In the first of a planned series of articles looking at strategies that have helped her and her teams over the years to not just survive a stressful environment, but thrive in it, cybersecurity executive and CyberEdBoard executive member Kerissa Varma offers this: Be a human, not a terminator.