Pretexting incidents, a social engineering technique that manipulates victims into divulging information, have nearly doubled, representing 50% of all social engineering attacks, according to Verizon's 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed more than 16,312 security incidents.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Antoinette Hodes of Check Point Research discusses the need to consolidate an organization's cybersecurity posture, gain visibility into OT and IT assets, and use cybersecurity education to increase worker safety.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Lonnie Price of Peraton discusses the importance of partnerships between the public and private sectors to help Ukrainians with the war effort. He also shares how we can become better educated and more efficient as cyber defenders.
Government-imposed rules on incident reporting by organizations impacted by cyberattacks are not new – many sectors have been subjected to them for decades. What is new is that governments are introducing new, more stringent incident reporting rules that will affect a broader set of organizations.
The number of ransoms paid by organizations is on the decline, which is positive news. But we know that the criminals are always innovating. Valerie Abend, global cyber strategy lead at Accenture, said cybercriminals are constantly learning to accomplish their objectives.
The intelligence community long refrained from adopting open-source technology, but its value has become evident with the rise of cloud computing and machine learning. Practitioners also are shifting toward open-source intelligence to augment the information obtained through human intelligence.
The high-profile Equifax breach happened nearly six years ago. Jamil Farshchi, CISO of Equifax, discusses how the firm invested $1.5 billion, hired new staff and improved governance to prevent future attacks, but he says security organizations need to enter a new era of cooperation and transparency.
New resources released Monday from a high-profile federal advisory group provide insights into the state of healthcare sector preparedness and best practices for dealing with evolving cyberthreats, according to Erik Decker, CISO of Intermountain Healthcare and co-chair of the task force.
Retired Air Force Gen. Gregory Touhill, the very first U.S. federal CISO back in the Obama administration, says he's encouraged by the new U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy. His top takeaway: the shift of cybersecurity responsibility from consumers to manufacturers of vulnerable products.
Asia-Pacific healthcare sector organizations struggle with many of the same cybersecurity challenges as clinics in other parts of the world, including ransomware threats and denial-of-service attacks, says Errol Weiss, chief security officer of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Global Cyber Alliance CEO Philip Reitinger shares updates on the alliance's Internet Integrity and Capacity & Resilience programs, which tackle key challenges of internet infrastructure, privacy and safety. Success is measured by the number of partners and "who is using the platform," he says.
The United States is arguably involved in a cyberwar against Russia and China - and appears to be losing. In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Tom Kellerman of Contrast Security and Richard Bird of Traceable.ai discuss what the U.S. government and companies need to do to win this cyberwar.
From SolarWinds to Kaseya, Accellion, Log4j and Okta, third-party security breaches are among the most devastating for organizations affected. Tony Morbin of ISMG dives into the story behind the results of a global survey with Demi Ben-Ari, the co-founder, CTO and head of security at Panorays.
Four editors at Information Security Media Group analyze private-public partnerships today, preview ISMG's upcoming cybersecurity summit in Africa and discuss the increasing use of intermittent or partial encryption by ransomware gangs as a means to extort money from victims faster.
Post-pandemic, in the new era of hybrid work, Mastercard CSO Ron Green says the unintentional insider threat is one of his top concerns for member institutions and their customers. He shares insight on threats, partnerships and how the public and private sectors can address workforce development.