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Everything CISOs Need to Know About NIST

It’s never been harder to be a chief information security officer (CISO). In 2021, there were 50% more attacks each week compared to 2020. Without a plan, maintaining a robust security posture is an uphill struggle.  Thankfully, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers CISOs the guidance they need. Read on to learn more ab
Publish At:2022-08-08 09:12 | Read:107 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Government Uncategorized cybersecurity threats cybersec

$10 million reward offered for information on foreign government-linked malicious hackers

A $10 million reward is being offered for information leading to the identification or location of malicious hackers working with North Korea to launch cyber attacks on US critical infrastructure.The offer comes from the US State Department which is understandably eager to disrupt the activities of hacking gangs linked to foreign governments who may have eng
Publish At:2022-07-28 13:00 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government hack

U.S. Cybersecurity Policy Has Changed Since the Colonial Pipeline Attack

More than a year ago, a ransomware attack made the news across the nation. The Colonial Pipeline Company announced on May 7, 2021, that the DarkSide Ransomware-as-a-Service group, based in eastern Europe, had hit it. The FBI has since confirmed DarkSide, which has since shut down, as the threat actors. What’s changed about U.S. cyber policy since then
Publish At:2022-07-25 09:11 | Read:292 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Incident Response Threat Intelligence cybersecuri

Cybersecurity in city government, taken to new heights: An Interview with Shane McDaniel

When most people speak of any city government, they often mention words like “Bureaucratic”,“Behind the times”, and “Slow.”  This is especially true when considering cybersecurity initiatives.  However, a small town in Texas is changing that view.  Seguin, Texas, which was once the smallest Texas city to have a full-time cybersecurity employee
Publish At:2022-07-25 01:06 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government city local security cyber cyber

A Common Mission: Improve the Cybersecurity Posture of the Nation

Securing information and infrastructure is among the highest national security priorities. In recent months and years, we continue to see an escalating sophistication and frequency of attacks by malicious actors and nation-states. In response, leaders are taking action. The Executive Order 14028 has focused both the Federal government and the private sector
Publish At:2022-07-18 21:17 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Zero Trust Government government cybersecurity Federal Gover

Ransomware rolled through business defenses in Q2 2022

Ransomware has given security professionals a headache for the better part of a decade. Fast forward to 2022, and the headache has become a migraine—not just for IT teams but business owners, employees, and customers as well. Over the last three months, ransomware gangs have increased the pressure by multiplying in number and unleashing targeted attacks on v
Publish At:2022-07-13 20:00 | Read:421 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business black basta conti government lockbit ransomware

One Year After the Colonial Pipeline Attack, Regulation Is Still a Problem

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack is still causing ripples. Some of these federal mandates may mark major changes for operational technology (OT) cybersecurity. The privately held Colonial Pipeline company, which provides nearly half of the fuel used by the East Coast — gasoline, heating oil, jet fuel and fuel for the military totaling around 100 mill
Publish At:2022-07-11 13:09 | Read:395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Energy & Utility Government Risk Management operational tech

Security vulnerabilities: 5 times that organizations got hacked

Businesses and governments these days are relying on dozens of different Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications to run their operations — and it’s no secret that hackers are always looking for security vulnerabilities in them to exploit. According to research by BetterCloud, the average company with 500 to 999 employees uses about 93 different SaaS app
Publish At:2022-06-21 09:02 | Read:622 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business exploits government hack patch management ransomwar

Windows zero-day exploited in US local govt phishing attacks

European governments and US local governments were the targets of a phishing campaign using malicious Rich Text Format (RTF) documents designed to exploit a critical Windows zero-day vulnerability known as Follina.BleepingComputer is aware of local governments in at least two US states that were targeted by this phishing campaign."Proofpoint blocked a s
Publish At:2022-06-06 14:53 | Read:785 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Government exploit

US Senate: Govt’s ransomware fight hindered by limited reporting

A report published today by U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says law enforcement and regulatory agencies lack insight into ransomware attacks to fight against them effectively.While ransomware incidents have been increasingly hitting organizations across the country, there's still room to
Publish At:2022-05-24 14:53 | Read:1206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency Government ransomware

Canada bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks over security concerns

The Government of Canada announced its intention to ban the use of Huawei and ZTE telecommunications equipment and services across the country's 5G and 4G networks.The statement explains that after a thorough review from Canada's independent security agencies, the two Chinese tech companies have been deemed too great of a security risk to be allowe
Publish At:2022-05-20 06:57 | Read:1071 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Government security

5 Things to know about the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

#1 The history of the National Cyber Security CentreThe UK’s first cybersecurity strategy was launched in 2009 and outlined that whatever the shape of the cybersecurity mission, it made no sense to silo it away from other aspects of national security. To be effective, it had to be able to take advantage of high-grade intelligence and other security cap
Publish At:2022-05-18 02:13 | Read:861 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government NCSC UK security cyber

FBI, CISA, and NSA warn of hackers increasingly targeting MSPs

Members of the Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance today warned managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers that they're increasingly targeted by supply chain attacks.Multiple cybersecurity and law enforcement agencies from FVEY countries (NCSC-UK, ACSC, CCCS, NCSC-NZ, CISA, NSA, and the FBI) shared guidance for MSPs to secure networks and sensit
Publish At:2022-05-11 10:55 | Read:1467 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Government FBI CISA hack

Dell, Apple, Netflix face lawsuits for pulling services out of Russia

A Moscow Arbitration Court has reportedly seized almost $11 million belonging to Dell LLC after the company failed to provide paid-for services to a local system integrator.IT systems integrator Talmer sued Dell early last month when the American computer giant declined to provide technical support services for VMware as previously agreed. Dell is
Publish At:2022-05-09 15:15 | Read:1240 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Government Legal

Costa Rica declares national emergency after Conti ransomware attacks

The Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves has declared a national emergency following cyber attacks from Conti ransomware group on multiple government bodies.BleepingComputer also observed Conti published most of the 672 GB dump that appears to contain data belonging to the Costa Rican government agencies.The declaratio
Publish At:2022-05-09 06:48 | Read:1484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Government ransomware

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