An analysis of how the Donald Trump administration will address health IT security and privacy leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the ramifications of a big breach, and an FBI agent tackles ransomware.
Ransomware has been one of the highest-profile cybercrimes of 2016, and the FBI has been at the heart of many investigations. Jay Kramer, a supervisory special agent with the bureau, discusses what he's learned about defending against ransomware in this video interview.
The success of Operation SAMBRE, a global cybercrime investigation into the theft of billions of dollars from banks throughout the world, proves why information sharing between law enforcement and the private sector is key to battling cybercrime.
A group that hacked the Democratic National Committee - believed to be operating from Russia - has resumed its spear-phishing attacks, including fake emails bearing the names of Harvard University and the Clinton Foundation.
President-elect Donald Trump will review the nation's cyber vulnerabilities at the start of his presidency, just like Barrack Obama did. But Trump hasn't demonstrated the deep understanding of cyber that Obama did when he took office nearly eight years ago.
Thank Mark Zuckerberg's taped-over webcam and the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian West for waking up the average consumer to the security risks they face from using technology and social media, social engineering expert Sharon Conheady says in this audio interview.
Did security vendor Cylance lean too heavily on decade-old research into weaknesses in a still-used electronic voting machine in order to get pre-election day headlines? A company spokesperson says no.
U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond used the launch of Britain's new five-year National Cyber Security Strategy to trumpet the country's strike-back capabilities. But other parts of the strategy - including more automated defenses - hold much greater promise.
Scotland-based Tesco Bank has blocked all online transactions tied to customers' current accounts after money was stolen from 20,000 of those accounts and the bank detected suspicious activity involving another 20,000 accounts, according to CEO Benny Higgins.
As if the internet of things didn't seem secure enough, now we have to worry about apps on our smartphones posing a risk too. At Black Hat Europe, researchers from Invincea Labs demonstrated zero-day flaws in Belkin's WeMo home-automation device firmware as well the WeMo Android app, which have been patched.
Will the advent of faster payments in the U.S. open new doors for fraud? Business continuity and security are priorities for the Federal Reserve, says Marianne Crowe of the Boston Fed. But independent consultant Richard Party begs the question: Is the U.S. really ready?
I'm looking forward to this week in London, where Jason Tunn of the Metropolitan Police Service will walk us through a high-profile cybercrime investigation that resulted in the 2015 arrest of two British hackers with links to Russia after they attacked leading U.K. banks with the Dridex banking Trojan.
DDoS attacks apparently were directed at the small west African country of Liberia from the same botnet that struck networking services provider Dyn. Were the attacks just a test for a bigger attack to come?
The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.