Police in Nigeria this week arrested a 37-year-old man who's been charged with masterminding "a criminal syndicate tied to massive business email compromise and phishing campaigns," Interpol reports. But with known BEC losses last year exceeding $2.4 billion, will the arrest have a noticeable impact?
The backdrop of this study is: Cloud migration. Remote work. Security at the edge. These are some of the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed cybersecurity.
At the same time, data security threats continue to rise. Whether it’s new social engineering attacks or the risk of sensitive data...
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.
The 2022 ISACA State of Cybersecurity report reveals trends in the cybersecurity workforce and the threat landscape, including understaffing and retention. "The imbalance between supply and talent is unchanged," says Jon Brandt, director of professional practices and innovation at ISACA.
Fifty-three percent of survey respondents say cyberthreats became fiercer during COVID-19, and 17% say the pandemic disrupted their data security initiatives. These are among findings of a new survey sponsored by HelpSystems. Cary Hudgins analyzes the results and discusses how to put them to work.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, healthcare sector entities need to be prepared to deal with potential spillover cyber incidents, says Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, the largest healthcare delivery organization in the state of Delaware. She discusses current cyber challenges.
Pete Barker was a cybersecurity Digital Loss Prevention practitioner before joining SpyCloud as Director of Fraud & Identity. He saw first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on fraud incidents, which are more automated and broadly targeted. He explains how "COVID changed all the rules" and how defenders can raise their game.
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what should global CISOs and security teams do to ensure that their organizations stay protected? Beyond following cybersecurity agencies' guidance, experts offer advice on how to brief the board of directors, appeal for resources, support teams and more.
The "weaponization of data" in cyberattacks - where cybercriminals not only deploy ransomware but threaten to release stolen data on the internet - has quickly become one of the biggest threats facing many healthcare sector entities, says Adam Meyers of CrowdStrike.
It is essential that entities across all industries - and especially in healthcare - better prepare every type and level of worker on how to respond to potentially devastating ransomware attacks, says privacy and security attorney Erik Weinick of law firm Otterbourg PC.
As information security officer at MVB Financial Corp., Cara Coleman says the single biggest cybersecurity threat is just keeping up with the pace of attacks - and understanding the sophistication and trickery of the broad range of attackers. Here's how she tackles the challenge.
To fight threats, security practitioners need to develop a proactive, offensive risk quantification strategy to establish cyber resilience, says Shaik J. Ahmed, vice president of risk, governance and information security at Mashreq Bank.
A Florida public hospital system has kicked off the New Year of breaches by reporting to regulators a hacking incident detected in October that involved data exfiltration affecting the personal information of more than 1.3 million patients and employees.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the ransomware-as-a-service model shifted in 2021, the rise of fraud in faster payments and how to prevent it, and one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
Two years into the pandemic, pharmaceutical firms remain a top target for cybercriminals, and that trend will undoubtedly persist in 2022, says Paul Prudhomme, a former Department of Defense threat analyst who is now a researcher with cybersecurity threat intelligence firm IntSights.