U.S. federal authorities are establishing a new office to tackle supply chain security issues and help industry partners put federal guidance and policies into practice. Former GSA administrator Shon Lyublanovits says she is spearheading the launch of the new organization.
Security researchers say they found the Russian intelligence-linked Sandworm threat actor deploying a novel disk wiper against an energy sector company located in Ukraine. Data wipers have played a key role in Russia's hacking campaign against Ukraine.
Valuations are down, some companies have left the market altogether, and some even have announced deep rounds of layoffs. Yet, Alberto Yépez of Forgepoint Capital retains optimism for the cybersecurity marketplace in 2023 and says now is the ideal time to be ramping up investments in innovation.
An update to acquisition regulations within the Department of Veterans Affairs says that contractors have one hour to report a security and privacy incident. The clock starts ticking after the incident has been discovered. The department says the rule change only codifies an existing requirement.
Contractors for the Federal Aviation Administration who attempted to correct a database synchronization issue ended up causing an hourslong outage to a key flight safety system, says the agency. No evidence exists that hackers caused the Jan. 11 airspace snafu.
Researchers have linked Chinese advanced persistent threat group Playful Taurus, also known as Vixen Panda and Nickel, to a series of attacks against Iranian organizations between July and December 2022. The group recently updated its toolkit to include a new variant of the Turian backdoor.
Ukraine's top information protection agency says Russian cyberattacks are focusing on destruction of critical information infrastructure, spying and disinformation. Although efforts are underway, it will require $1.79 billion to completely restore the telecommunication sector, it says.
The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for a few good hackers to penetrate a facilities network underpinning the Pentagon's basement, mezzanine, and the command and communications center used by the president and the secretary of defense. Defense has hosted white hat hacking sessions since 2016.
Senior U.S. and Japanese officials pledged deepened cooperation in cyberspace while signaling readiness to rebuff China through deployment of an upgraded Marine Corps unit to Okinawa. U.S. President Joe Biden is set to meet Friday with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House.
The Vice Society ransomware group today claimed responsibility for a December 2022 attack on an Australian state fire department that led to a widespread IT outage. Fire Rescue Victoria warned current and former employees and job applicants of data leak.
The United Nations will commence a hearing for its first-ever global treaty on cybercrime this week to focus on state response to cybercrime and coordinated intelligence sharing. The proposed treaty seeks to legally categorize various cybercrimes and develop a unified international response.
Hundreds of U.S. counties continue to work with pen and paper after a cyberattack on their digital records management vendor last week disrupted methods to view, add and edit government records. The attack slowed the processing of birth certificates, marriage licenses and real estate transactions.
Arizona has long been a leader in leveraging IT and providing digital services, but across the state and country alike, new challenges are emerging in the wake of the pandemic, and with them come new threats and risk factors, including remote work security, says Ryan Murray, deputy state CISO.
Meta has reached a $725 million agreement to resolve a class action lawsuit filed over Facebook's user data-sharing practices, after data for 87 million Facebook profiles was transferred to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in violation of the social network's policies.
Ukraine's domestic intelligence agency revealed this week that it successfully blocked more than 4,500 cyberattacks in 2022. The number of cyberattacks has tripled since last year and has grown fivefold since 2020, the domestic intelligence agency's cyber division chief says.