BlackBerry Limited released its 2021 BlackBerry Threat Report, detailing a sharp rise in cyberthreats facing organizations since the onset of COVID-19. The research shows a cybercrime industry which has not only adapted to new digital habits, but also become increasingly successful in finding and targeting vulnerable organizations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the World Business Alliance for Secure Commerce Organization (WBO) issued a joint statement affirming their shared commitment to enhance supply chain security. In the joint statement, CBP and WBO expressed their intent to collaborate on implementing a nine-point action plan that calls for, among other measures: Enhanced information sharing; Joint training and outreach on supply chain security; Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) recognition for WBO certified supply chain partners that successfully complete a CBP validation process; and
U.S. President Biden has signed a new executive order imposing new sanctions on Russia for actions by "its government and intelligence services against the U.S. sovereignty and interests." The administration formally named Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), also known as APT 29, Cozy Bear, and The Dukes, as the perpetrator of the broad-scope cyber espionage campaign that exploited the SolarWinds Orion platform and other information technology infrastructures.
Today, open-source code is everywhere. In fact, 99% of all codebases contain open-source code, and anywhere from 85% to 97% of enterprise codebases come from open-source. What does that mean, exactly? It means that the vast majority of our applications consist of code we did not write.
China has had a tough 2020. Intellectual property rights infringement, stealing university and U.S. government-funded research, spys routed out in public, Hong-Kong takeover, Human-right abuses, Coronavirus cover-ups, supply-chain bog downs, and the list goes on. The conclusion is that China has lost its luster with businesses in the United States and abroad. These issues are not new; instead, they have reached a boiling point where the international business community is getting leary of putting too many eggs in China’s basket. The U.S. government has certainly done its share to bring many of these things to light. And while this is happening, and companies look elsewhere to move, the possibilities of increasing North America manufacturing has become more attractive than ever.
The Telecommunications Industry Association published a new white paper on SCS 9001, the first process-based supply chain security standard for the information communications technology (ICT) industry.
The recent attack on SolarWind's Orion product demonstrated how vital it is for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their teams manage supply chain risks and understand all the products in their environment and how they are being used. Here we talk to Michael Lines, CISO and Head of Security Product Management at Cleanshelf, about why the IT and information security community should be concerned after the SolarWinds hack.
As pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations turn their attention from the development to the deployment of coronavirus vaccines, well-resourced cybercriminals are hotly following suit. The vaccine supply chain is rife with logistical complexities making the enormously valuable data on the various vaccines deeply attractive to threat actors. In fact, cybercriminals are already attempting to steal vaccine formulas and disrupt operations.