The Biden-Harris administration is taking several key actions to strengthen American cybersecurity defenses. The talent shortage in cybersecurity is one of the significant challenges every industry is currently facing. In an attempt to address this challenge, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to hire about 150 mission-critical roles across 2022.
With more and more agriculture companies becoming ransomware attack victims, we can’t stress enough the importance of improving cybersecurity in the agriculture and food industries. Unlike other sectors, cyberattacks on agriculture can have grave consequences. Financial loss is just the least scary or the best possible consequence, with mass-scale food contamination, adulteration, food shortages, and supply-side open inflation topping the list.
Cybersecurity is like an individual’s health: until something goes wrong, it’s taken for granted. However, given the recent string of attacks happening almost every day, we now know every organization must recognize the vulnerabilities in their infrastructure and how to fix them. Let us take a look at how experts find cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the… Read More »How Do Experts Find Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities?
On Wednesday, October 22, 2021, Rep Ritchie Torres sponsored the DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021. It aims to strengthen the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) infrastructure by offering in-depth visibility to its software supply chain. The new legislation that the U.S. House of Representatives passed in a 412-2 vote was a… Read More »A New Act passed towards securing the DHS software supply chain!
VirusTotal, the cybersecurity arm of Google, released a comprehensive report on Ransomware activity. The report collected and analyzed 80 million potential ransomware-related samples submitted over the last year and a half from 140 different countries. With ransomware attackers threatening to publicize a company’s business secrets, patents, and IP rights, the stakes are rising. This report’s… Read More »Key Takeaways from VirusTotal’s Ransomware Activity Report with Actionable Suggestions!
This October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the U.S. Government is making intelligent and systematic moves to combat cyberattacks, most notably ransomware. The two recent US Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiatives that are strategic measures this direction are: Launch of US Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco (under the existing False Claims Act… Read More »US Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiatives that make Reporting Cyberattacks and Ransomware Payments Mandatory
The announcement of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) model in January 2020 by the Department of Defense (DoD) was not a surprise to the DoD supply chain. The DoD had been requiring more cybersecurity surety by its supply chain as cyberattacks increased in scale and frequency over the 2010s. Today, let us look at… Read More »Journey of CMMC & Why Businesses Need to Prepare Now!
Students readily offer their personal information to schools and colleges, hoping to receive a quality education. Many of these institutions have a thorough selection process that often requires students to share everything from social security numbers to favorite hobbies. Hence, colleges, like hospitals, have loads of information on each student. The problem is that this… Read More »Future Under Threat: State of Cybersecurity in Educational Institutions
Just about a year ago, New Zealand’s stock exchange was brought to its knees by a textbook Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Now, ANZ bank and several institutions in New Zealand have experienced another DDoS attack. At present, there seems to be nothing serious about the attack, and all websites are back online. In… Read More »DDoS attacks on NZ Institutions, is it A Blast from the Past?
It was also found that the malware mines for Monero cryptocurrency. Now, the attackers are using new smokescreen methods to avoid detection.