The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
Two senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials have been forced to resign, and a senior cybersecurity official fears he will be fired by the Trump administration, according to news reports. The moves have raised questions over U.S. stability during the transition period to President-elect Joe Biden.
Brian Brackenborough, CISO, Channel 4, the British television network, and Nick Nagle, CISO, Security Critical, a U.K.-based consultancy company, discuss the lessons learned in 2020 and how they might impact the year ahead, agreeing that 2021 provides an "opportunity for a re-set."
Takeaway from the U.K.'s GDPR privacy fine against hotel giant Marriott: During M&A, review an organization's cybersecurity posture before finalizing any acquisition. Because once a deal closes, you're fully responsible for data security - IT network warts and all.
The U.K. NCSC responded to over 700 cyber incidents over a 12-month period, 200 of which were related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the cyber agency's annual report. NCSC also notes that's it's preparing to step-up its response to cyber incidents involving the NHS and vaccine development.
Dave Snyder of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia has been in security leadership long enough to know: It's not about whether you have a technology foundation or lean more toward leadership. It's about having both, and about being a security evangelist, too.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in India that's testing a COVID-19 vaccine, says it isolated its data center services Thursday following what it calls a "detected cyberattack."
As ransomware continues to slam organizations, a lively debate has ensued about whether ransom payments should be banned in all cases. Attempting to ban ransom payments, however, likely would only make the problem worse.
A newly identified financially motivated threat group, dubbed "FIN11," is deploying Clop ransomware and exfiltrating data from its targets for extortion efforts, according to researchers at FireEye Mandiant.
Organizations worldwide need to be "ruthless in their prioritization" of scarce resources for data security in 2021 and beyond, says Bobby Ford, global CISO of consumer brands giant Unilever, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Virtual Cybersecurity and Fraud Summit: London on Oct. 20.
Organizations around the world must build stronger cyber resilience programs to help ensure they can bounce back from cyberattacks, says Craig Rice, group director of cyber resilience at Aviva, a British multinational insurance firm, who describes how regulatory requirements will evolve.
Among the most malicious and potentially dangerous cyber incidents affecting the healthcare, energy and other sectors are evolving "distruptionware" attacks - including ransomware - that aim to shut down businesses, says retired FBI agent Jason G. Weiss.