Security experts testified to Congress that the National Institute of Standards and Technology is better placed than the Transportation Security Administration to lead national implementation efforts for security-enhanced identification cards ahead of a looming 2025 deadline for national compliance.
A Russian military hacking intelligence group is winning the race to exploit known vulnerabilities before system administrators can apply patches, warns Proofpoint. The firm has seen a spike in activity from TA422, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Forest Blizzard.
A recent spike in ransomware attacks has prompted federal regulators and the American Hospital Association to issue urgent warnings to hospitals and other healthcare firms to prevent potential exploitation of the Citrix Bleed software flaw affecting some NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway devices.
Zombie APIs are becoming more common, just because of the sheer number APIs and third-party vendors that organizations rely on. Joshua Scott, head of information security and IT at API platform Postman, says businesses need to identify "what is critical to the business and map backward."
Russian military intelligence hackers active in Poland are exploiting a patched flaw in Microsoft Outlook, say cyber defenders from Redmond and Warsaw. Microsoft in a Monday post identifies the hackers as Forest Blizzard, also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear.
A senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee pledged to block Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh from serving as director of the National Security Agency until the agency says whether it is purchasing data on U.S. citizens from data brokers, including location data and web browsing history.
A large, Seattle-based surgical group is notifying nearly 437,400 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware and data theft incident earlier this year. The breach is part of a larger, disturbing trend in the healthcare sector in 2023.
New Jersey-based hospital group Capital Health is dealing with a network outage, caused by a cyberattack earlier this week, which is affecting some patient services. Capital Health is at least the second healthcare provider in the Garden State responding to a cyberattack this week.
New York regulators are warning millions of individuals of identity theft risks involving a data theft at a medical transcriber that has now affected patients of at least two major healthcare groups, including Crouse Health and Northwell Health in the state. Lawsuits in the case are also piling up.
A National Institute of Standards and Technology official said agencies are facing a variety of challenges in implementing enterprisewide zero trust architectures, from a lack of insight into their network components to difficult decisions around legacy systems and costly procurement initiatives.
Government-imposed rules on incident reporting by organizations impacted by cyberattacks are not new – many sectors have been subjected to them for decades. What is new is that governments are introducing new, more stringent incident reporting rules that will affect a broader set of organizations.
In the constant struggle to manage the other five pillars - identify, protect, detect, respond and recover - security leaders often do not have governance at top of mind, said Netography CEO Martin Roesch, but he added, "Good governance is the root of having good security."
BlueVoyant purchased a risk management vendor led by an Army veteran to expand its SaaS footprint with U.S. government and defense industrial organizations. Buying Conquest Cyber will allow BlueVoyant to provide cyber risk maturity and compliance assessments to both federal and commercial customers.
Security researchers say attackers are actively attempting to exploit a critical vulnerability in unpatched ownCloud implementations, which they can use to steal credentials and other secret information. Last month, ownCloud said it had sent all users a security alert and updates to fix the flaws.