The Italian government is planning to launch a national cybersecurity agency to fight growing cyberattacks, according to a draft decree, which also includes plans to create a unified cloud infrastructure to boost security of data stored by individual public administrations.
The White House has written to business leaders, urging them to prioritize having robust ransomware defenses in place. The move comes as the Biden administration pursues multiple strategies to combat ransomware and digital extortion, including ordering a new task force to coordinate all federal investigations.
"They’re playing games," is how one security expert describes Conti ransomware-wielding attackers' "gift" of a decryptor to Ireland's crypto-locked health service, while still demanding a ransom to not leak stolen health data. The same could be said of the DarkSide gang's promised retirement.
President Joe Biden signed an extensive executive order Wednesday that describes the government's plan to increase cybersecurity protection across the public and private sectors as well as secure the nation's infrastructure against the type of attack that targeted SolarWinds and its customers.
Does the West want to have its digital existence defined by adversaries, or is it ready to devote the time, resources, expertise and planning required to more fully take control of its evolving destiny? That's the techno-Darwinian call to arms issued by Jeremy Fleming, the director of Britain's GCHQ intelligence...
The European Union has officially proposed a strict new regulation on artificial intelligence that would ban the use of biometrics for surveillance, citing privacy concerns. The regulation would prohibit the use of facial recognition and other biometrics in public places.
No script, no filter: Just Microsoft’s Edna Conway and Cisco’s Wendy Nather gathering with privacy leader Michelle Dennedy to discuss the impact of the SolarWinds supply chain attack and to play Buzzword Mystery Date with SASE, CIAM and "passwordless" authentication - are these trends dreamboats or duds?
At least 14 lawsuits seeking class-action status have been filed against Accellion in the wake of breaches of the vendor's 20-year-old File Transfer Appliance. A motion to consolidate the cases has also been filed.
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, has reintroduced a bill that would create a national-wide data privacy standard that in its latest incarnation makes an attempt to placate Republicans. The bill, if passed, would replace a patchwork of current state laws.
U.S. authorities have extended the crackdown on the Sky ECC cryptophone service by charging the CEO of parent company Sky Global and its alleged main distributor - both Canadians - with running an "illicit secret communications network" for criminals and hiding profits via shell companies and cryptocurrency.
The $1.9 trillion economic relief package known as the American Rescue Plan, which the House approved Wednesday and President Biden signed Thursday afternoon, includes about $2 billion for cybersecurity and IT modernization, rather than the $10 billion the president originally proposed.
Authorities have accused Serbia-based scammers of capitalizing on the "initial coin offering" bubble that began in 2017, bilking global cryptocurrency investors out of $70 million via Bitcoiin2Gen and other supposed coins and hiring actor Steven Seagal to endorse them.
The Biden administration is reviewing former President Donald Trump's policies addressing potential national security and cybersecurity concerns about Chinese-owned companies as it develops new plans for dealing with a wide range of issues tied to China.
Did Russia pass a tough new cryptocurrency law to help authorities recruit or compel criminal hackers to assist the government? That's the thesis of a new report, which notes that the new regulation includes a host of provisions designed to unmask cryptocurrency users' transactions - or else.