President Joe Biden is asking Congress to boost CISA's budget by $110 million to help enable the agency to address a range of cybersecurity issues following several high-profile incidents in the past six months.
The adoption of the Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, model is being driven by numerous factors, including the need to bring down administrative costs and to effectively manage network security, according to a panel of experts who offer implementation advice.
The zero-day attacks against Accellion's File Transfer Appliance show that a number of big-name firms continued to use the legacy technology - even though more secure, cloud-based options were available. Evidently, many CISOs didn't see a compelling reason to move on. Of course, now they do.
An attacker added a backdoor to the source code for PHP, an open-source, server-side scripting language used by more than 75% of the world's websites. Core PHP project members say the backdoor was quickly removed.
The SolarWinds supply chain attack demonstrates that Russian intelligence services have learned from previous operations and adjusted their tactics, says Dmitri Alperovitch, the former CTO of security firm CrowdStrike, which investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Attackers are exploiting a critical remote code vulnerability in F5 Networks' BIG-IP server network traffic security management platform, for which the company released patches on March 10. The vulnerability is considered highly critical.
Four editors at Information Security Media Group - Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz and Tony Morbin - review this week’s most important cybersecurity developments, from nation-state threats and supply chain risk, to combating ransomware and adopting a zero trust strategy.
U.S. intelligence agency reports conclude that Russia and Iran tried to interfere in the 2020 presidential election via disinformation campaigns, but found "no indication that any foreign actor attempted to alter any technical aspect of the voting process," including voting results.
John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine that can find devices connected to the internet using a variety of filters, explains why some cyber insurers and companies considering mergers and acquisitions are using the search engine to probe for network vulnerabilities.
Russian hackers apparently weren't the only ones targeting SolarWinds customers. An attack last year by the Spiral hacking group, believed to be based in China, against one organization used malware that targeted a vulnerability in SolarWinds' Orion software, according to the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit.
To mitigate the risks posed by supply chain attacks, organizations can take several steps, including implementing threat modelling, continuous monitoring and improved software testing, a panel of experts advises.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of key takeaways from the breaches tied to flaws in the Accellion File Transfer appliance. Also featured: Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi on transforming supply chain security, plus an analysis of how "work from anywhere" is affecting cybersecurity.