Projects with potential cybersecurity components included in the Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure spending proposal include upgrading the aging and insecure electrical grid, addressing supply chain vulnerabilities and supporting research on artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
The Government Accountability Office is urging the U.S. government to respond more rapidly to cybersecurity issues, especially in the wake of the SolarWinds supply chain attack that led to the breach of nine federal departments as well as about 100 companies.
The zero-day attacks against Accellion's File Transfer Appliance show that a number of big-name firms continued to use the legacy technology - even though more secure, cloud-based options were available. Evidently, many CISOs didn't see a compelling reason to move on. Of course, now they do.
An attacker added a backdoor to the source code for PHP, an open-source, server-side scripting language used by more than 75% of the world's websites. Core PHP project members say the backdoor was quickly removed.
The SolarWinds supply chain attack demonstrates that Russian intelligence services have learned from previous operations and adjusted their tactics, says Dmitri Alperovitch, the former CTO of security firm CrowdStrike, which investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The SolarWinds attack has cybersecurity leaders everywhere taking a hard look at third-party risk. But it’s one thing to have a fresh strategy and quite another to actually start holding vendors accountable for their own security. Jonathan Swanson of CyberGRX offers advice.
Attackers are exploiting a critical remote code vulnerability in F5 Networks' BIG-IP server network traffic security management platform, for which the company released patches on March 10. The vulnerability is considered highly critical.
If recent attacks have taught anything, it’s that defenses are insufficient, and no entity can stand alone against the forces of nation-state adversaries. It’s time for enhanced data sharing under the umbrella of collective defense, says Brett Williams, co-founder of IronNet Cybersecurity.
Four editors at Information Security Media Group - Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz and Tony Morbin - review this week’s most important cybersecurity developments, from nation-state threats and supply chain risk, to combating ransomware and adopting a zero trust strategy.
Citing national security concerns, the Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with legal proceedings to ban three Chinese-owned companies from providing telecommunications services in the U.S.
U.S. intelligence agency reports conclude that Russia and Iran tried to interfere in the 2020 presidential election via disinformation campaigns, but found "no indication that any foreign actor attempted to alter any technical aspect of the voting process," including voting results.
Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks, phishing scams and episodes involving vendors - are still the dominant culprits in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators so far this year. Why?