When an organization suffers a data breach, a number of challenges, impacts, and business decisions contribute to the total of all the associated costs. The scope extends beyond a fixed dollar-per-stolen-record calculation, as it invariably includes expenditures for new security measures, legal fees, third-party...
The recent surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals has at least one member of Congress contemplating whether HIPAA's breach notification requirements need to be clarified or updated to reflect the trend.
A March 28 cyberattack that may have involved ransomware forced MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area to shut down many of its systems to avoid the spread of the virus.
Enterprises are pouring billions of dollars into preventing threat actors from infiltrating the organization. Yet, the rising level of breaches shows that dedicated threat actors will penetrate the organization. Perhaps then the problem is not a technological one, but is rather one of strategy in dealing with...
Malware continues to be an extremely effective tool in the cybercrime arsenal. In this session, we'll discuss how and why - and we'll also examine the connection between fraud and malicious code. We'll investigate how malware is designed to enrich cybercrime gangs and how to prevent intrusions, including:
Ransomware attacks against hospitals are becoming commonplace this year, with at least five incidents revealed in recent weeks. What steps can organizations take to avoid falling victim to these attacks?
A new report suggests that a Chinese cyber espionage APT attack group is behind a string of targeted ransomware infections that have slammed U.S. firms. Dig into the details, however, and the report is nothing but speculation, two security experts caution.
Advanced attacks are out, while persistent, relatively simple attacks are in. Despite all of the APT hype in recent years, cybercriminals, and especially nation-state attackers, prefer to keep things simple. Information security experts explain why.
The FBI calls ransomware "a prevalent, increasing threat." One recent campaign earned at least $325 million in global profits, while U.S. victims tell the FBI they paid $24 million in ransoms in 2015. And attackers are plowing profits back into improving their malicious code.
Although relatively few carriers offer cyber insurance, buyers can negotiate favorable terms when purchasing policies, say Experian's Michael Bruemmer and NetDiligence's Mark Greisiger, who explain why in this interview.
Because of growing cybersecurity concerns, CISOs in the financial sector finally are getting more time with their boards of directors and more direct interaction with senior executives, says John Carlson, chief of staff at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The big-name breaches have made us all sensitive to the loss of personal and competitive data. But are we overlooking the real risks? Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike offers insight on how we need to evolve our core defenses.
An estimated half of all ransomware infection victims give in to criminals' ransom demands, thus enticing attackers to refine and continue their campaigns, warns Intel Security's Raj Samani in this video interview.
Malwarebytes has long been a force in the consumer space, but now its focus is on enterprise breach remediation. In this video interview, Pedro Bustamante explains the enterprise strategy and discusses proactive malware hunting.