Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), says the agency is all about helping companies and local government to keep hackers at bay. But are organizations ready to ask for help?
In this week’s podcast episode (#153): The researcher who discovered serious remote access security flaws in anesthesia machines by GE says such security holes are common. Also: the US Conference of Mayors voted unanimously to swear off paying ransoms for cyber attacks. But is that a smart idea? We’re joined by Andrew Dolan of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to talk about it.
A small Nigerian Internet service provider (ISP) hijacked traffic meant for Google data centers on Monday, re-routing local traffic through China and Russia and making some hosted services temporarily unavailable for users.
Two security firms warn of a flurry of “sextortion” campaigns recently that use new, creative and sometimes extreme methods that leverage personal information, sex-related activity and even death threats to spur victims to pay thousands in ransom fees to hackers.
Industrial control systems (ICSs) remain easy targets for nation-states actors because of security gaps such as plain-text passwords, direct Internet connections and weak anti-virus protections, a new report has found.