In terms of election cybersecurity, is the U.S. better off in 2020 than it was in 2016? Christopher Krebs, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, answers this question and more in an exclusive keynote that tackles:
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Britain's U-turn on Huawei, announcing that it will now ban the manufacturer's gear from its 5G networks, highlights this as yet unresolved problem: Years of underinvestment and policy failures have left Britain and its allies with no inexpensive, trusted alternative.
As the risks to IT and OT converge, organizations must ramp up their threat intelligence information sharing mechanisms and build a more comprehensive cybersecurity policy, says Singapore-based John Lee, managing director of GRF Asia, a federation for building global resilience.
Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, bundled with an orchestration layer, will help CISOs mitigate cyberthreats, says Bharat Anand, chief of technology at NATGRID, the intelligence sharing network of the government of India.
Enterprises need to move away from manual threat detection methods to leverage artificial intelligence, which can help boost defenses, says Dr. Jassim Haji, president of Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain Chapter.
Southeast Asia has become a hotbed for cybercrime activities, says Anthony Bargar, former deputy CISO of the U.S. Department of Defense, who says enterprises in the region need to take a collaborative defense approach to respond to this new threat environment.
The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware. Unfortunately for Florence, a city in Alabama, no one saved the day, and officials are sending $300,000 in bitcoins to attackers for a decryption key.
Europe is targeting financial and economic crime, including fraud and money laundering, via the new European Financial and Economic Crime Center, hosted by the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency Europol. Officials say the launch of such a center during the COVID-19 pandemic is no accident.
Surveillance researchers at Citizen Lab have tied thousands of "Dark Basin" corporate espionage phishing attacks to a small Indian cybersecurity firm called BellTroX InfoTech Services. It's led by Sumit Gupta, who was indicted by the U.S. in 2015 for criminal hacking on behalf of private investigators.
To battle against a surge in cybercrime during the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises need to take several steps, including periodic vulnerability and risk assessment tests and regular audits, says Rajan Pant, founder of IT-SERT of Nepal. Pant also is calling on the government to take action.
The identity and access management strategy for the remote workforce should ensure contextual authentication to establish the credentials of the users, apply risk-based authentication for measuring user risk profiles, and establish a multifactor authentication mechanism, a panel of experts says.
In a video interview, a panel of experts describes why implementing a "zero trust" architecture for the remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic requires redefining access control and security strategies.
Organizations that have shifted to a remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic should help in the battle against cybercrime by reporting all security incidents to law enforcement officials for investigation, says Brijesh Singh, inspector general of police, the government of Maharashtra.
The average ransom paid by victims to ransomware attackers reached $111,605 in the first quarter of this year, up 33% from the previous quarter, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware, which sees the Sodinokibi, Ryuk and Phobos malware families continuing to dominate.
To deal with the problem of "shadow IT" during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations should put in place redefined compliance and governance policies, take a multilayered security approach and adopt a security framework to prioritize risks, a panel of three experts advises.