ISMG Editors’ Panel: The Rise of Quadruple Extortion Attacks

Discussion Also Tackles Kaseya Ransomware Decryption Key, Raising Enterprise Security PostureFour editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the rise of quadruple extortion attacks employed by ransomware gangs, the FBI reportedly withholding the Kaseya ransomware decryption key for weeks, and raising security posture during a pandemic. Source: Bank Info Security

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CISA Director: Attackers Targeted Port of Houston

Jen Easterly Offered Details of Investigation That Led to Joint Security AlertDuring testimony before a U.S. Senate committee hearing Thursday, CISA Director Jen Easterly told lawmakers that a recent joint alert issued by her agency, the FBI and the Coast Guard Cyber Command stemmed from an attempted attack against the Port of Houston in August. […]

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Karma Seeks Free Publicity to Fulfill Ransomware Destiny

Newcomer Wants Journalists to Publicize Victims, to Pressure Them Into Paying RansomA new and still little-known ransomware group called Karma has been pursuing a novel strategy to pressure victims into paying: Get journalists to publicize businesses hit by the ransomware operation, adding pressure on victims to pay the ransom demand. Source: Bank Info Security

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Business Resilience Through ‘Zero Trust’

CyberEdBoard Executive Member Maria Filomena Gibe Speaks on Panel at ISMG Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Asia: Financial ServicesCyberEdBoard member Maria Filomena Gibe speaks on a panel at ISMG Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Asia: Financial Services. The panel discusses: • How “zero trust” has made security a business enabler; • Building a multifactor authentication model based on zero […]

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Senators Debate Cyber Rules for US Critical Infrastructure

CISA’s Jen Easterly and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis Support UpdatesAs the Senate Homeland Security Committee considers new cyber rules and regulations for U.S. critical infrastructure, lawmakers heard testimony from CISA’s Jen Easterly and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis on Thursday in support of these measures, which include updates to FISMA. Source: Bank Info Security

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Lawmakers Share Huawei Concerns with US State Department

GOP Senator, Congressman Send Letter to Secretary of State on Huawei Cloud ServicesRepublican lawmakers have expressed additional concerns around Chinese telecom giant Huawei to the nation’s top diplomat. In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Mike Gallagher outline Huawei’s global cloud services and seek answers on privacy concerns. […]

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