All cyber-attack articles

  • Hackers

    5 tips to immunize yourself against coronavirus-emboldened hackers


    In this time of fear and uncertainty, it’s more critical than ever to practice good cyber-security hygiene (just think of it as the technical version of proper handwashing).

  • Chinese hackers

    Equifax indictment and the making of a Chinese cyber-attack


    The DOJ announced four members of the Chinese military have been indicted on charges of hacking into the computer systems of Equifax, ultimately resulting in the largest-ever breach of consumer data. From an ERM standpoint, the indictment offers an inside look at the making of a Chinese cyber-attack.

  • Cyber

    U.S. government warns: Be prepared for Iran cyber war


    The killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani  in a U.S. airstrike may bring about cyber warfare, the U.S. government has warned in a security bulletin.

  • Article

    Hackers tell all: How to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks


    Interested in learning how to beef up your cyber-security processes? Who better to ask for advice than a group of hackers? A report from Nuix offers their suggestions.

  • Blog post

    Joint U.S.-U.K. statement warns of malicious cyber-activity by Russian government


    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre released a joint Technical Alert concerning malicious cyber-activity carried out by the Russian government, marking the first time these the United States and Europe have issued joint advice to industry about how to ...

  • Blog post

    Legislation would let companies cyber-attack their hackers


    The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act is bipartisan legislation that would allow companies to deploy “defensive measures that exceed the boundaries of one’s network in order to monitor, identify, and stop attackers.”

  • Blog post

    Senate confronts legal, logistical roadblocks to self-driving cars


    Legislation that would clarify lingering legal conundrums about autonomous vehicles is working its way through the Senate with the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act.

  • Article

    SEC data breach reveals fear and loathing in the mainframe


    A breach disclosure by the SEC does the agency no favors as it prepares to dig deep into data troves for market surveillance.

  • Blog post

    Cyber-attack exposes consumer data at Equifax


    The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has announced a cyber-security incident that may have exposed the data of 143 million U.S. consumers. Credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers were accessed.

  • Article

    Defending against the dark side of the Internet of Things


    The Internet of Things is often a boon for companies, but experts warn of the need for a response plan when that technology becomes a weapon of mass destruction.

  • databreachtop

    Data breach trends industry-by-industry


    The 2017 Verizon Data Breach report is out, and it has some timely pointers for how healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and retail organizations can improve their cyber-security.

  • Blog post

    FBI cyber leader joins FTI Consulting


    FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, announced that Anthony Ferrante, former Director for Cyber Incident Response at the U.S. National Security Council and Supervisory Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has joined the firm’s Global Risk & Investigations Practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment as ...

  • Blog post

    FBI: Cyber-criminals targeting protected health information


    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to medical and dental facilities: Cyber-criminals are actively targeting protected health information and personally identifiable information to intimidate, harass, and blackmail business owners.

  • Blog post

    Resilient helps companies respond to cyber-attacks


    Resilient, an IBM company, released the industry’s first Dynamic Playbook for ransomware, aimed at helping organizations globally respond effectively to this growing type of cyber-attack.

  • DigitalManhattan

    New York’s new cyber-security demands draw near


    The Empire State is on track to impose a comprehensive slate of new cyber-security rules for banks and their vendors. More from Joe Mont.

  • Blog post

    TrapX releases deception-based security solution


    TrapX, a deception-based cyber-security defense provider, recently released the world’s first deception-based security solution specifically designed to protect the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) financial networks.

  • Blog post

    FinCEN wants cyber-attack data in SARs


    New guidance from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network addresses the inclusion of information about both attempted and successful cyber-attacks in Suspicious Activity Reports.

  • Article

    Yahoo breach shows that boards may be their own worst enemy


    Yahoo’s recently disclosed breach of at least 500 million user accounts underscores the risks board members create for the companies they serve by using free e-mail services. More from Joe Mont.

  • Article

    Healthcare, ransomware, and effective cyber-security hygiene


    Imagine this: You’re a large healthcare provider whose staff is having trouble accessing vital records in your hospital’s computer network. Your IT department begins an immediate investigation and determines the cause to be a malware attack. Worse yet, the attackers are demanding ransom to obtain the decryption key. How do ...

  • PaymentCardCut

    Preventing a payment card hack


    Point of sales systems are the weak link in the chain when it comes to retail cyber-security. Recent data breaches at a number of prominent companies—including three in January alone—highlight the ever-increasing stakes for any organization responsible for handling customer data. Increasingly this is an issue that a strong compliance ...