James Foster has been swimming against the current for months, taking ZeroFox public by merging with a special-purpose acquisition company despite the worsening economic conditions. The Nasdaq Stock Exchange listing makes ZeroFox the first cybersecurity company to go public in all of 2022.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter - the last in the series - is titled "Building an Effective Defense."
Google will buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant for $5.4 billion, an acquisition Google says will give it new capabilities to respond to cybersecurity threats and bolster its cloud platform. Mandiant will be folded into Google's Cloud Platform.
The ransomware operation known as Alphv - aka BlackCat - appears to be a reboot of the DarkSide group, which rebranded as BlackMatter following serious encryption and victim-selection mistakes. Amid reports that Alphv has disrupted 17 oil terminals in Western Europe, how long until the next rebrand?
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.
The threats have multiplied, tools have maxed out and the staff lacks capacity for real-time detection, investigation and response. Enter: MDR. John Irvine of eSentire discusses the power of MDR and the role of digital forensics.
Indianapolis, Indiana-based Eskenazi Health has acknowledged that hackers stole some data and posted it on the darkweb after a ransomware attack. But the organization says it's not yet determined if individuals need to be notified because its investigation is still underway.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the cybercrime-as-a-service model and how law enforcement could potentially disrupt it. Also featured: T-Mobile probes a massive data breach; tackling abuse in the workplace.
Nearly three weeks ago, Iran's state railway company was hit with a cyberattack that was disruptive and - somewhat unusually - also playful. Security firm SentinelOne says analyzing the wiper malware involved offers tantalizing clues about the attackers' skills, but no clear attribution.
The Israeli government paid a visit on Wednesday to NSO Group, the company whose spyware is alleged to have been covertly installed on the mobile devices of journalists and activists. The visit comes as Israel faces growing pressure to see if NSO Group's spyware, called Pegasus, has been misused.
Calls are growing for an investigation into how commercial Pegasus spyware developed by Israel's NSO Group gets sold to autocratic governments and used to target journalists, lawyers, human rights advocates and others, with some lawmakers saying "the hacking-for-hire industry must be brought under control."
A cybercrime forum seller advertised "a full dump of the popular DDoS-Guard online service" for sale, but the distributed denial-of-service defense provider, which has a history of defending notorious sites, has dismissed any claim it's been breached. What's the potential risk to its users?