The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new risks for enterprises as employees access corporate networks and applications from home. Sudip Banerjee of Zscaler says that cloud security solutions offer advantages over VPNs.
The University of California San Francisco says it paid a $1.14 million ransom earlier this month to obtain decryptor keys to unlock several servers within its school of medicine that were struck with ransomware.
It's a good time to be a CISO. You have the board's attention, and now you can use your position to ensure appropriate resources to tackle key challenges such as identity & access, cloud application security and third-party risk. Expel CISO Bruce Potter discusses how best to influence these decisions.
The Evil Corp cybercrime group, originally known for the Dridex banking Trojan, is now using new ransomware called WastedLocker, demanding ransom payments of $500,000 to $1 million, according to security researchers at NCC Group's Fox-IT.
Many ransomware gangs hell-bent on seeing a criminal payday have now added data exfiltration to their shakedown arsenal. Gangs' extortion play: Pay us, or we'll dump stolen data. One massive takeaway is that increasingly, ransomware outbreaks also are data breaches, thus triggering breach notification rules.
When organizations eventually allow employees to return to their offices after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, they may discover "more network intrusions, data exfiltration and data breaches," says U.K. cybercrime expert Andrew Gould, who implores organizations to report these incidents to authorities.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses recent research on the cyberthreats in multicloud environments and how to mitigate them. Also featured: A ransomware risk management update; tips on disaster planning.
The Maze ransomware gang is continuing to exfiltrate data from victims before crypto-locking their systems, then leaking the data to try to force non-payers to accede to its ransom demands. Don't want to play ransomware gangs' latest games? The only way to opt out is by planning ahead.
Semiconductor manufacturer MaxLinear confirmed this week that it was hit by the Maze ransomware gang in April and some "proprietary information" was exfiltrated and personally identifiable information exposed.
Despite the rapid shift to a work-from-home environment, business continuity and resiliency thrived. Does this mean security teams were focused on the right risks all along? Perhaps in part, but gaps still need to be addressed, says Quentyn Taylor, director of information security for EMEA at Canon.
If your organization gets hit by ransomware, what should happen next? Ideally, organizations will get help to identify the best response, says Kroll's Alan Brill. He notes that many organizations are now carrying cyber insurance coverage, in part, to gain rapid access to incident response tools and expertise.
Why do so many enterprises remain chained to outdated and vulnerable identity and access management technologies - legacy systems that rely on passwords, eat budgets and kill productivity? Baber Amin of Ping Identity and Ramnath Krishnamurthi of LikeMinds Consulting preview a new virtual roundtable on Modernizing IAM.
The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware. Unfortunately for Florence, a city in Alabama, no one saved the day, and officials are sending $300,000 in bitcoins to attackers for a decryption key.
Ransomware gangs keep innovating: Maze has begun leaking data on behalf of both Lockbit and RagnarLocker, while REvil has started auctioning data - from victims who don't meet its ransom demands - to the highest bidder. Thankfully, security experts continue to release free decryptors for some strains.