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When Ransomware Comes to (Your) Town

07/19/2021
While steps for defending against a ransomware attack vary based on the size of the government entity and the resources available to each one, rooting out ransomware ultimately will come down to two things: system architecture and partnerships.

7 Ways AI and ML Are Helping and Hurting Cybersecurity

07/19/2021
In the right hands, artificial intelligence and machine learning can enrich our cyber defenses. In the wrong hands, they can create significant harm.

Breaking Down the Threat of Going All-In With Microsoft Security

07/19/2021
Limit risk by dividing responsibility for infrastructure, tools, and security.

Researchers Create New Approach to Detect Brand Impersonation

07/16/2021
A team of Microsoft researchers developed and trained a Siamese Neural Network to detect brand impersonation attacks.

Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments

07/16/2021
While attackers in protected jurisdictions continue to get massive sums for continuing to breach organizations, the ransomware threat will only continue to grow.

4 Future Integrated Circuit Threats to Watch

07/16/2021
Threats to the supply chains for ICs and other computer components are poised to wreak even more havoc on organizations.

How to Attract More Computer Science Grads to the Cybersecurity Field

07/16/2021
With 465,000 cybersecurity job openings in the United States, why is recruiting so difficult? A recent college graduate offers his take.

Attackers Exploited 4 Zero-Day Flaws in Chrome, Safari & IE

07/15/2021
At least two government-backed actors -- including one Russian group -- used the now-patched flaws in separate campaigns, Google says.

State Dept. to Pay Up to $10M for Information on Foreign Cyberattacks

07/15/2021
The Rewards for Justice program, a counterterrorism tool, is now aimed at collecting information on nation-states that use hackers to disrupt critical infrastructure.

CISA Launches New Website to Aid Ransomware Defenders

07/15/2021
StopRansomware.gov provides information to help organizations protect against, and respond to, ransomware attacks.

Microsoft: Israeli Firm's Tools Used to Target Activists, Dissidents

07/15/2021
Candiru sold spyware that exploited Windows vulnerabilities and had been used in attacks against dissidents, activists, and journalists.

IoT-Specific Malware Infections Jumped 700% Amid Pandemic

07/15/2021
Gafgyt and Mirai malware represented majority of IoT malware, new data from Zscaler shows.

How to Bridge On-Premises and Cloud Identity

07/15/2021
Identity fabric, a cloud-native framework, removes the need for multiple, siloed, proprietary identity systems.

What to Look for in an Effective Threat Hunter

07/15/2021
The most important personality traits, skills, and certifications to look for when hiring a threat hunting team.

SonicWall: 'Imminent' Ransomware Attack Targets Older Products

07/14/2021
The attack exploits a known vulnerability that was fixed in new versions of firmware released this year.

Google to Bring HTTPS-First Mode to Chrome Browser

07/14/2021
Beginning in M94, Chrome will offer HTTPS-First Mode, which will attempt to upgrade all page loads to HTTPS.

Targeted Attack Activity Heightens Need for Orgs. to Patch New SolarWinds Flaw

07/14/2021
A China-based threat actor -- previously observed targeting US defense industrial base organizations and software companies -- is exploiting the bug in SolarWinds' Serv-U software, Microsoft says.

Did the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Distract Us From the Leak?

07/14/2021
Cyber games can play a critical role in re-engaging our workforce and addressing the employee retention crisis.

10 Mistakes Companies Make In Their Ransomware Responses

07/14/2021
Hit by ransomware? These missteps can take a bad scenario and make it even worse.

4 Integrated Circuit Security Threats and How to Protect Against Them

07/14/2021
Little-understood threats involving the IC supply chain are putting organizations around the world at risk.