In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss: a federal judge imposing the maximum sentences on a hacker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, regulators getting tougher on cryptocurrency lending platforms and the return to in-person roundtables.
A compromise of sensitive health information affecting nearly 38,000 individuals discovered nearly a year after a terminated company executive accessed the data spotlights some of the top security and privacy challenges covered entities and business associates face with insiders.
A new self-assessment tool aims to help public and private sector organizations assess their level of vulnerability to insider threats, according to CISA. The agency also indicated this week it will keep its "rumor control" website active ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
A dual citizen of Pakistan and Grenada has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for orchestrating a seven-year scheme that unlawfully unlocked nearly 2 million AT&T smartphones, which the carrier says amounted to $200 million in subscriber losses, according to the U.S. DOJ.
Three former U.S. Intelligence Community and military personnel have agreed to pay more than $1.68 million to settle federal charges for providing hacking-related services to the United Arab Emirates, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Department of Defense did not effectively control access to the health information of high-profile personnel, says a new watchdog agency report, which hints that the findings also may indicate ineffective access control over other DoD employees' health records.
A Nigeria-based ransomware gang is conducting a campaign that dangles a $1 million bribe - or a portion of any ransom collected - to employees of targeted organizations if they will install DemonWare ransomware on their corporate network.
As applications are no longer tied to infrastructure, you need security controls at the workload level that are shared dynamically with security in your network - for real-time, multi-layered protection. Micro-segmentation allows you to isolate critical resources to control access and is an important part of Zero...
The firewall has been the cornerstone of enterprise network security since the dawn of the internet age. In 2021, the firewall’s capabilities still represent a core element of IT security, and they will remain so for years to come. But they need to continue to evolve.
A 30-year-old Greek national has been indicted on charges of selling insider trading tips and other proprietary financial data on darknet sites. Apostolos "The Bull" Trovias faces securities fraud and money laundering charges.
The Justice Department has filed seven new criminal charges against Paige Thompson, who is suspected of hacking Capital One in 2019, compromising the data of 100 million Americans, including exposing hundreds of thousands of Social Security numbers. If convicted, She now faces a possible 20-year sentence.
A government watchdog is urging NASA to make multiple improvements to its cybersecurity and risk management policies to counter threats to the space agency's network, infrastructure and data. NASA, in turn, is working toward making some security improvements outlined by the GAO by the end of this year.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of CISA's finding that agencies could have prevented follow-on attacks after the SolarWinds supply chain attack by properly configuring firewalls. Also featured: Congressman discusses deterring nation-state attacks; insider threat mitigation tips.
Cybercriminals and nation-states are attempting to recruit insiders at companies around the world to help steal credentials and intellectual property, says Joseph Blankenship, vice president and research director at Forrester, who offers risk mitigation insights.