According to Kroll, a Division of Duff & Phelps, ransomware was the most observed threat in 2020, accounting for over one-third of all cases as of September 1, 2020. Notably, Kroll found that Ryuk and Sodinokibi, perennially the most observed variants in Kroll’s cases, were joined by Maze as the top three ransomware variants so far in 2020. To get some insight on ransomware trends in 2021, as well as how cybercriminals execute this type of attack, we spoke to Wade Lance, Field CTO of Illusive Networks.
To effectively reduce enterprise risk, cybersecurity leaders argue it's critical to fully embed cybersecurity in the enterprise-risk management framework and into the whole organization. Here, we talk to Curt Dalton, Managing Director and Global Leader of Protiviti's security and privacy practice, about the importance and the benefits of this practice.
The WebsitePlanet research team in cooperation with Security Researcher Jeremiah Fowler discovered a non-password protected database that contained over 323,277 court related records. Upon further investigation, the researchers discovered that the records were all related to Cook County, Ill., the second most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County.
A former security technician for home security company ADT admitted he secretly accessed customers' home security cameras more than 9,600 times over more than four years, particularly in homes of women to spy on them.
Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines yesterday took the oath of office to serve as the seventh DNI in the U.S.'s history. Haines is the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community, and will oversee the nation's 18 intelligence agencies
As healthcare organizations continue to respond to the pandemic, cybercriminals have continued to persist in their attacks on providers, health plans and business associates – compromising sensitive patient data while impacting the delivery of care to patients. Here, Jeff Horne, Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Ordr, discusses the top cybersecurity challenges for healthcare organizations, as well as mitigation strategies.
One of the most important realities for enterprises to accept is that software security can only happen if developers have both the tools and the training to code securely. Here, we speak to Chris Wysopal, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at Veracode about trends in software security and what organizations can do to make developers better at secure coding.
We talk to Alan Duric, co-founder and CTO/COO of Wire, a secure collaboration platform, about the various threats facing enterprises today, as well as how organizations can protect their employees and assets, and why organizations (and vendors) need to make a fundamental change to how they operate by implementing better security, technology, and approaches to build a security-first infrastructure.
In September 2020, a ransomware attack forced 6,000 elementary students to shutdown learning at the Newhall School District. Newhall isn't alone. In addition, Harford Public School, Miami Dade County, Haywood County School district in North Carolina are others that experienced similar circumstances. With ransomware surging nearly 110% and no end in sight for remote learning, the environment is ripe for cyberattacks to escalate. To get some insight, we spoke to Dmitriy Ayrapetov, Vice President of Platform Architecture at SonicWall.