Tag: critical infrastructure

Microsoft, Facebook and other tech giants join forces on cybersecurity

In light of increased and more sophisticated threats in the cybersecurity landscape, tech giants have vowed to get more serious about protecting their customers by working together through a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord. Thirty-four companies—including Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Facebook, Cisco, Nokia TrendMicro and others—have signed on to the accord, which was unveiled Tuesday at the RSA Conference taking place in San Francisco this week. Those signing on said it’s the largest-ever group to agree to band together in the fight against malicious attacks from cybercriminals and nation-states. Speaking at the conference at the unveiling of the accord, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith told attendees that the recent WannaCry and NotPetya malware attacks were a sign that cybersecurity events were taking a turn for the worse. “We need to get the governments of the world to stop targeting tech companies, stop targeting the electrical grid, the private sector, hospitals,” […]

China's government appears to be suppressing information on serious, exploitable security vulnerabilities in software, a study by Recorded Future found.

Podcast Episode 92: Uncle Sam Ices Tech Acquisitions and RSA Conference 2018

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:45 — 36.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#92): Adam Isles of The Chertoff Group joins us to talk about the growing specter of software supply chain risk the recent trend of the US Government shooting down major tech acquisitions by Chinese firms.  Also: with the RSA Conference * kicking off in San Francisco, we hear from two experts from LookingGlass, this week’s podcast sponsor, about how to make sense of the hot threat intelligence space. 

A Boeing factory worker. The company revealed disruptions linked to the WannaCry malware last week. Image courtesy of Boeing.

Podcast Episode 90: WannaCry zombie haunts Boeing, UL tests for cyber security and Harvard war games election hacking

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:33 — 55.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast, Episode #90: has the WannaCry ransomware returned from the dead? We talk with an expert from Juniper Networks about what might be behind the outbreak at Boeing. Also: Underwriters Lab and Johnson Controls join us on the podcast to talk about a recent milestone: UL’s award of the first ever Level 3 certificate for cyber security. And we speak with one of the organizers of one of an election security table top exercise last week at Harvard’s Kennedy School.