The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) released its Community Defense Model (CDM). The model shows that the CIS Controls® (Controls) – a prioritized and prescriptive set of safeguards that mitigate the most common cyberattacks against systems and networks – mitigate approximately 83 percent of all attack techniques found in the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.
New Digital Shadows research provides a breakdown of the traffic data behind the top cybercriminal forums and how they square up against each other. The research was inspired by a June 2020 post on the English-language cybercriminal carding forum Altenen announcing a “big victory” for the site in terms of its website traffic rank statistics. This piqued the interest of the Digital Shadows research team who compared how the statistics aligned with their pre-existing perceptions of these sites, whether they show any trends they were previously unaware of, and if there was anything that would indicate deceptive tactics behind these numbers.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) are issuing a joint technical alert about an ongoing automated teller machine (ATM) cash-out scheme by North Korean government cyber actors – referred to by the U.S. government as “FASTCash 2.0: North Korea's BeagleBoyz Robbing Banks.”
The unfolding COVID-19 crisis has been the most significant test of the world’s internet infrastructure to date. With employers and schools moving to remote environments, the expectation was that the expanded use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tools like video conferencing would lead to crippling levels of web traffic. On top of that, experts anticipated the increase in internet use would prompt a corresponding rise in network attacks from cybercriminals. Many in the industry were concerned that the internet would not be able to sustain these unseen levels of duress.
While cyber threats continue to be a massive drain on business productivity, there is another, less obvious vulnerability: unintentional employee error. Indeed, a majority of businesses say that simple human error is their leading cause of data loss.
Here, we talk to Mohit Tiwari, CEO and co-founder of Symmetry Systems, about the current threat landscape, the role of CISOs and the unique challenges COVID-19 and work-from-home (WFH) pose to CISOs and security teams.
Regardless of industry, no company can escape the widespread reach and impact of data. Whether a company is collecting account information from customers or aggregating platform usage data, handling large amounts of data has become the norm. While this creates boundless new opportunities for businesses in analytics and real-time decisioning, it also introduces new risks that organizations need to consider and prevent where possible.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $17 million in federal funding has been awarded to 178 nonprofit organizations facing an increased risk of terrorism to strengthen the security of their facilities as well as enhance their overall preparedness.