Two signs that the tide may finally, if slowly, be turning on ransomware: The number of victims who choose to pay continues to decline, while the amount they pay - when they choose to do so - recently dropped by one-third, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
Does it ever feel like you can't fight that REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware feeling anymore? Victims might be all out of love with attacks launched under the banner of the group, which is tied to more than $200 million in losses, but despite repeated disruptions, REvil keeps returning - at least in name.
Don't stockpile cryptocurrency in case your organization falls victim to ransomware-wielding attackers and opts to pay a ransom. This might seem obvious to anyone aware of the volatility in Bitcoin's value, but some organizations reportedly used to employ this incident response strategy.
Marco Túlio Moraes of OITI, who is a CyberEdBoard executive member, confronts the metaphor of the cyberthreat as a bear in the forest and discusses how an organization must actively assess its environment, understand what its main risks are, and define a strategy to deal with them.
Security orchestration, or SOAR - Security Orchestration, Automation and Response, as it is known to some - is still an area in development, so there are misconceptions about its scope of use and effectiveness for a SOC team. Claudio Benavente discusses the top five security orchestration myths.
Leading organizations are exploring quantum computing, AI and blockchain as drivers for business transformation and intelligent change. Bijender Mishra, CISO of Alkem Laboratories, discusses how these technologies can help industries, including pharmaceuticals, improve productivity and growth.
KKR plans to buy Barracuda Networks to support growth in managed detection and response, extended detection and response, and secure access service edge. KKR plans to provide resources and expertise to fuel Barracuda's growth past the $500 million sales figure it hit under Thoma Bravo's ownership.
When it comes to advanced threat response, 42% of financial institutions say their current abilities are average. Only 35% say automation currently plays a strong role. Josh Zelonis of Palo Alto Networks and Sid Srivastava of Accenture analyze the State of Security Automation in Financial Services.
As Finnish technology giant Nokia announces it is ceasing sales in Russia over the war with Ukraine, the company is facing tough questions over how it helped enable a mass surveillance program that supports President Vladimir Putin's autocratic regime.
Life comes at you fast, especially when you're a breached business such as Okta, which may have exposed customer data or otherwise put the businesses paying for your product at risk. Here's how after detecting the breach, Okta fumbled its response, and what others should learn from this experience.
The past month has been filled with action-packed virtual cybersecurity events as the enterprise community continues to deal with a myriad of cybersecurity challenges. While the topics covered were wide-ranging, ISMG analyzed two summits for common themes and shares the significant takeaways.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management. As a part of that initiative, CyberEdBoard posts draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is "Recognize the Threats."