A bipartisan group of senators is circulating a draft of a federal breach notification bill that would require federal agencies, federal contractors and businesses that have oversight over critical infrastructure to report significant cyberthreats to CISA within 24 hours of discovery.
A small U.S. nuclear weapons contractor has confirmed that it suffered a ransomware attack, resulting in the theft of data. Credit for the attack has been taken by the ransomware-as-a-service operation known as REvil, aka Sodinokibi, which the FBI recently tied to the attack against meatpacking giant JBS.
Is it any wonder that criminals keep flocking to ransomware when their individual haul from a well-executed digital heist can be worth $11 million? That's the amount paid to the REvil ransomware gang by meatpacker JBS USA, after its systems were crypto-locked on May 30.
In a decision that will have major implications for the cybersecurity industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday to limit the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Security researchers and civil liberty groups argued that the 1986 law was too broadly written and outdated for today.
A year ago, Chris Pierson and BlackCloak studied executives at top global pharma companies to learn the extent of password-based vulnerabilities. The findings weren't reassuring. Pierson revisited the study this year with a select few entities to see if the needle has moved in a more secure direction.
It's common to say, "The human element is our weakest cybersecurity link." But author and educator James Bone has a different perspective. He weighs in on the human factor and the criticality of modifying enterprise risk management strategies.
As a retired Air Force general and the former federal CISO of the United States, Gregory Touhill is well-versed in critical infrastructure protection and resiliency. Now, as the new director of CMU SEI's CERT division, he has the opportunity to help foster new levels of education and collaboration.
As CISO of Johnson & Johnson, Marene Allison was used to gauging her security posture by the top threat activity: nation-state, cybercrime, insider or hacktivist. But in 2020, they all struck at once. Here is one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
A second former medical researcher has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from an Ohio children’s hospital and sell them to China. Meanwhile, the hospital has filed suit, alleging violations of employment provisions involving data security.
Ireland's privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Facebook after personal information for 533 million of the social network's users appeared for sale online. It will analyze whether Facebook violated the country's data protection law or the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
Several healthcare entities are reporting health data breaches in the wake of an incident involving a vendor's employee who uploaded files containing patient data to the public-facing, open-source software development hosting website GitHub. How can entities avoid such mishaps?
A Kansas man faces federal charges for allegedly accessing the network of a local water treatment facility and tampering with the systems that control the cleaning and disinfecting procedures, according to the Justice Department. The charges follow a similar security incident at a Florida facility.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of recent “tell-all” interviews with members of ransomware gangs. Also featured: insights on securing IoT devices and mitigating insider threat risks.