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.
A recent study showed that even though 82% of cybersecurity professionals are familiar with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, only 8% said they used it regularly. This led to development of the new MITRE ATT&CK Defender training and certification. Rick Gordon of MITRE Engenuity explains.
Security orchestration, automation and response technologies, or SOAR, give organizations the ability to manage an increasing number of alerts. But security experts say there's no worry that SOAR will replace people. In fact, SOAR could help with staff retention.
As technical director of the Attack Investigations Team at Symantec, a division of Broadcom, Eric Chien has access to intelligence and telemetry on the latest attack trends. He shares insights on supply chain attacks and more - and discusses how defenders can raise their game in response.
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.
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.
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.
The past year has taught us much about resilience. But how do we update our tools and skills for the future? Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president at Microsoft, discusses new, fundamental cybersecurity shifts and how our strategies for acquring skills and diversity must reflect them.
He's been a police officer, a Secret Service agent, a CIO and a CISO. And it all comes together. Don Cox, currently a chief technology evangelist at CIBR, discusses his career path and how his police background assists him in leading cybersecurity organizations.
FBI agent Elvis Chan dedicated four years to election security, and he doesn’t hesitate to say: The 2020 presidential election was "the most secure election of my career." He explains why, and what lessons learned we can apply to future elections.
As former U.S. cybersecurity coordinator in the Obama administration, Michael Daniel is well-versed in critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. Now, as president and CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance, he's working to bring the public and private sectors together to improve cybersecurity defenses.
Potential investors in the cybersecurity sector need a deep understanding of what the pinch points are for cybersecurity practitioners. Andy Ellis, a 20-year CSO at Akamai who is now an operating partner at YL Ventures, discusses what cybersecurity sectors are attracting investment - and why.
Welcome to RSA Conference 2021. By virtue of being virtual, we've brought our entire global team to bear on gathering the very latest cybersecurity trends, technologies and takeaways from our industry's leading thinkers via ISMG's largest and most diverse set of video interviews to date.
The gang behind DarkSide ransomware, which U.S. authorities say was used in the attack against Colonial Pipeline Co., says it's closed its ransomware-as-a-service operation after losing access to part of its infrastructure.
By issuing a sweeping cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, the Biden administration is attempting to take a critical step to address security issues that have come to light after recent cyberattacks. Here's an analysis of the order's key elements.