In light of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the Association of Executives in Healthcare Information Security recently issued new data security guidance to help the healthcare sector prepare for potential nation-stateattacks, says CISO Christopher Frenz, one of the document's authors.
As tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise, healthcare organizations need to exercise extra vigilance in shoring up their security to defend against potential Iranian cyberattacks on critical infrastructure sectors, says Errol Weiss of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Nation-stateattacks. SOC automation. Zero trust. Protection of critical infrastructure. These were some of the key themes that discussed at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in Delhi.
Russian attack group Turla has been named and shamed for hijacking Iranian nation-stateattackers' infrastructure. The aim of GCHQ and NSA's attribution is, in part, to make Turla's future cyber espionage efforts more costly and time-consuming.
Nation-stateattackers have been targeting known flaws that customers have yet to patch in their Pulse Secure, Palo Alto and Fortinet VPN servers, Britain's National Cyber Security Center warns, adding that any organization that didn't immediately apply patches should review logs for signs of hacking.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses countering the threat of nation-state cyberattacks in 2020. Also featured: an update on France's experiment with facial recognition technology and sorting out what "zero trust" really means.
A key difference between state-sponsored espionage and organized criminals or hacktivists is the level of persistence and determination to break through defenses. Here's advice from security experts on defending against nation-stateattacks.