The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a look at the ransomware attack against San Francisco's light rail agency. Also featured is an analysis of the ongoing fallout from Australia's online census project.
Score one for preparation: In the wake of a ransomware attack that infected 900 workstations, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it's restoring affected systems, vowing to not give the attackers a single bitcoin of their ransom demand.
As more organizations take advantage of cloud computing, it's essential that they set precise security expectations with their vendor partners, Carson Sweet of CloudPassage says in this video interview.
A ransomware attack against San Francisco's Muni public transportation network attack over the busy Thanksgiving holiday - and Black Friday shopping - weekend left more than 2,000 fare-handling systems locked, leading officials to let people ride for free.
Organizations in all sectors need to be aware of newly emerging insider threats, including those tied to the dark web, Michael Theis of Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center explains in this video interview.
Cloud-based services can be both a "blessing and curse" when it comes to dealing with security, says John Houston, CISO and associate counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who explains why in this video interview.
Highlighting the latest ISMG Security Report: National Institute of Standards and Technology's Ron Ross explains how a new approach employing engineering principles can be used to build secure, trustworthy systems. Also, when a ransomware attack is deemed a breach.
An analysis of how the Donald Trump administration will address health IT security and privacy leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the ramifications of a big breach, and an FBI agent tackles ransomware.
In the wake of recent cyberattacks on the financial sector, the Insurance Regulatory Authority of India plans to develop by March 2017 a comprehensive cybersecurity framework offering guidance for insurers. Security experts weigh in on the priority areas that need IRDAI's attention.
U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond used the launch of Britain's new five-year National Cyber Security Strategy to trumpet the country's strike-back capabilities. But other parts of the strategy - including more automated defenses - hold much greater promise.
The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.
This year, the annual Black Hat Europe conference decamps from Amsterdam to London. What's in store? Everything from mobile ransomware and quantum-resistant crypto to "ego markets" and how to turn Belkin IoT devices into launch pads for DDoS attacks.
In a sign that investigators are paying more attention to disrupting stresser/booter services, script-kiddie-friendly Hack Forums recently announced that it will be shutting down its related Server Stress Testing forum.
The online advertising industry has a malware problem that, in part, has driven increased use of ad-blocking software. It's facing a complicated task: Clean up the security problems or face possible regulation.
We were promised flying cars. Instead, we get malware-infected CCTVs serving as remote launch pads for digital attacks that help criminals earn cryptocurrency by crashing large parts of the internet. But new defenses offer promise for blunting such attacks.