In the wake of recent attacks on supply chains and critical infrastructure, Adrian Mayers says it's time for cybersecurity to be seen as an issue of national defense, and that cybersecurity leaders throughout the private and public sectors must embrace their role to protect national interests.
Colonial Pipeline Co.'s CEO, Joseph Blount, said Wednesday that he authorized the payment of a $4.4 million ransom just hours after the company was hit by a DarkSide ransomware attack, telling The Wall Street Journal, "It was the right thing to do for the country."
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was every CISO's nightmare. And Roger Caslow of HRSD has faced a similar nightmare before. Caslow and Amit Basu of International Seaways weigh in on this recent attack, its significance and how ransomware defenses must change.
Cryptocurrency is gaining traction worldwide. But is it ready to displace the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency? Kathy Wang and Kenneth Geers of Very Good Security bring this topic to the RSA Conference stage and share exclusive insights in this panel discussion.
Attacks against Colonial Pipeline and other organizations have put ransomware at the top of conversations about cybersecurity. Megan Stifel of the Global Cyber Alliance believes new approaches are needed now.
Investigators at industrial cybersecurity specialist Dragos say an employee of the water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, where a cyberattack was thwarted, had visited an infected website the same day, but that apparently played no role in the security incident.
What more can be done to disrupt cybercrime operations and embolden even tough-to-reach jurisdictions to take action against suspects? Craig Jones, director of cybercrime at Interpol, describes recent disruptions - for example, of Joker's Stash - and takeaways for combating today's top online threats.
Troels Oerting, a veteran CISO who most recently served the World Economic Forum, has a storied career. He's been there, done that and mitigated the risk. In this exclusive conversation, he shares his opinions on today's threats, emerging technologies and challenges for the next generation of security leaders.
The threat posed by ransomware attacks, including the growth of cybercriminal cartels, double extortion schemes and big game hunting targeting larger organizations, requires an international response, Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, told attendees Tuesday at RSA...
What do the world's leading encryption and security experts think about non-fungible tokens, supply chain attacks, coordinated vulnerability disclosure and the state of quantum computing? The cryptographers' panel at RSA Conference 2021 addressed all these issues.
The DarkSide ransomware gang apparently collected over $90 million in ransom payments from about 47 victims, including Colonial Pipeline Co., since the gang began operating in August 2020, according to the blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, which says it analyzed bitcoin wallet activity.
When it comes to faster payments, the only way to control fraud is to build in fraud and risk mitigation plans before a transaction is made, says Peter Tapling, board member, U.S. Faster Payments Council.
He is known for his regular reports for Reuters, as well as for his books, including the latest: "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World." Joseph Menn opens up on the biggest stories of the year and the lessons that must be learned.
It's a young practice but, globally, cyber insurance is starting to exert its influence with some of the largest enterprises - and in some of the most notable cyberattacks. John Pescatore of SANS Institute discusses questions that cybersecurity leaders need to ask before acquiring new policies.
In the past six months alone, we've seen the SolarWinds attack, the Microsoft Exchange Server exploits and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware strike. The threats are more imminent than ever. But Philip Reitinger of the Global Cyber Alliance believes strongly: We created this mess, and we can fix it.