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REvil Hits US Nuclear Weapons Contractor: Report

“We hereby keep a right (sic) to forward all of the relevant documentation and data to military agencies of our choise (sic)” REvil reportedly wrote. Sol Oriens, a subcontractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that works on nuclear weapons with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), last month . . . Read more

Then and Now: Securing Privileged Access Within Healthcare Orgs

Joseph Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at ThycoticCentrify, discusses best practices for securing healthcare data against the modern threat landscape. Healthcare organizations have always been high-value targets for cybercriminals, as their networks store large volumes of personally identifiable information (PII) including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses . . . Read more

CISOs Struggle to Cope with Mounting Job Stress

Pandemic and evolving IT demands are having a major, negative impact on CISOs’ mental health, a survey found. The CISOs aren’t OK. A new survey showed the pandemic has ratcheted up job pressure to “extreme stress” levels among chief information security officers (CISOs), and it’s left them grappling for coping . . . Read more

S3 Ep32: AirTag jailbreak, Dell vulns, and a never-ending scam [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin Apple’s brand new AirTag product got hacked already. Things you can learn from Colonial Pipeline’s ransomware misfortune. Why Dell patched a bunch of driver bugs going back more than a decade. And the “Is it you in the video?” scam just keeps on coming back. With Kimberly . . . Read more

Researchers Flag e-Voting Security Flaws

Paper ballots and source-code transparency are recommended to improve election security. A group of election security experts said after a deep dive into Australia’s electronic voting systems that they have “serious problems” with the accuracy, integrity and privacy with elections run by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Electoral Commission. The . . . Read more

Scripps Health Cyberattack Causes Widespread Hospital Outages

The San Diego-based hospital system diverted ambulances to other medical centers after a suspected ransomware attack. Scripps Health, a hospital network based in San Diego, was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, forcing some critical-care patients to be diverted, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Scripps acknowledged the attack . . . Read more

Ransomware: A Deep Dive into 2021 Emerging Cyber-Risks

Our new eBook goes beyond the status quo to take a look at the evolution of ransomware and what to prepare for next. Ransomware has been a growing scourge for years, but recent attacks illustrate a growing sophistication by attackers within this slice of the cybercrime underbelly. Snowballing assaults against . . . Read more

What COVID-19 Taught Us: Prepping Cybersecurity for the Next Crisis

Sivan Tehila, cybersecurity strategist at Perimeter 81, discusses climate change and the cyber-resilience lessons companies should take away from dealing with the pandemic. Few could have anticipated the impact COVID-19 has had on business. It spread from an isolated outbreak to a global pandemic seemingly overnight, and IT leaders across . . . Read more