The U.S. Department of the Treasury has placed businesses on notice that payment of ransoms to certain cyberattackers could get a company in trouble under U.S. sanctions laws and regulations for helping to finance sanctioned organizations. Sanctions violations carry significant civil and criminal penalties, as well as reputational and other risks. So how should your company handle ransomware?
The past couple of weeks, K-12 schools were hit hard with ransomware attacks. This week follows a tumultuous fall, full of cyber breaches and ransomware attacks that have hit schools across the U.S. and it has garnered government attention.
Verizon’s 2020 Cyber-Espionage Report (CER) draws from seven years of Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) content, and more than 14 years of Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) Cyber-Espionage data breach response expertise. The CER serves as a guide for cybersecurity professionals looking to bolster their organization’s cyber defense and posture and incident response (IR) capabilities against cyberattacks.
One type of social engineering attack is the personalized-message, which often ends up in the hands of the CEO or another executive who would have access to sensitive files and information. Until recently, email was the dominant medium by a wide margin. However, recently, attackers have started to move to social media and text messages. What can you do about it?
New research, The Cybersecurity in the Remote Work Era: A Global Risk Report, dives into the new challenges that organizations face in preventing, detecting and containing cybersecurity attacks in today’s unpredictable environment.