Rising offensive cyber star NetSPI has received a massive follow-up investment from KKR to pursue acquisitions and expand its technological and geographic footprint. KKR's $410 million bet comes on the heels of 50% organic sales growth for NetSPI in 2021 and 61% sales growth thus far in 2022.
A cybersecurity incident at Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, a system of 1,500 healthcare sites across 21 states and one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems, is disrupting medical care after the healthcare system took offline some of its electronic health records systems.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Amit Shah, director of product marketing at Dynatrace, discusses the implications of the Log4Shell software vulnerability and the need for organizations to take an observability-led approach to software development and security going forward.
Australia's largest telecom provider acknowledged Tuesday a data breach, but said the data came from a now-defunct employee rewards program from 2017. A company executive accused the hacker behind the breach of seeking to profit from a tense climate created by a much larger breach at rival Optus.
At the onset of the novel coronavirus public health emergency, regulators said they would not enforce certain potential HIPAA violations involving telehealth. But with that 2020 policy still in play, patients need to be better informed of telehealth's privacy and security risks.
A council chaired by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and comprised of the heads of major federal financial regulatory agencies called on Congress to more closely regulate the spot market for crypto assets. A report from the council identifies risks in digital assets, including cybersecurity.
A Senate committee this week approved a bill that would create governmentwide standards for identity verification and provide grants to help states and local agencies upgrade ID systems and offer online digital identity services. Supporter Jeremy Grant hopes to see a full Senate vote in 2022.
Passwords are supported everywhere. But, says Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, "they have been proven time and time again to simply be unfit for today's networked economy." In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Shikiar discusses how to move beyond passwords.
The U.S. Department of Defense uncovered almost 350 vulnerabilities in the department's networks as part of its experimental bug bounty program launched on American Independence Day. The weeklong bug bounty challenge called "Hack U.S." ran from July Fourth to July 11.
A Maryland couple faces federal indictment for an alleged conspiracy to provide the Russian government with military medical records. Anna Gabrielian and U.S. Army Maj. Jamie Lee Henry supplied an undercover FBI agent with medical records of military personnel.
Security firms must increasingly follow U.S. government security requirements even if they don't serve federal agencies themselves, says Avi Shua, Orca Security co-founder and CEO. That's because cloud vendors such as Orca often serve businesses that contract or subcontract with the U.S. government.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how organizations can comply with the new PCI DSS 4.0 requirements, whether other countries should follow the U.S. lead on legislating software bills of materials, and key strategies for CISOs preparing for an economic downturn.
African nations have long sought common cybersecurity and privacy laws to facilitate e-commerce across the continent, but of the 55 countries that signed the convention in 2014, so far only 13 have enacted laws. Lucien Pierce of PPM Attorneys explains why it's a complex, time-consuming process.
A watchdog security audit of a south Texas VA center identified a variety of deficiencies related to legacy systems still in use years after no longer being supported with vendor updates. The findings represent the state of security at many organizations across the healthcare sector, experts say.
Over his 23-year career in cybersecurity, Tom Kellermann has focused on policy, endpoints and even strategic investments. Now, in his new role as senior vice president of cyber strategy at Contrast Security, his mission is to protect code security - particularly in the public and financial sectors.