Ashan Willy has made his first deal as Proofpoint's CEO, scooping up an identity startup established by Check Point's former cloud and document security leader. The purchase of Illusive will allow Proofpoint to add identity risk discovery and remediation and post-breach defense to its platform.
IT officials from Ukraine continue to call out alleged Russian cyberattacks. This comes as hacktivists have taken matters into their own hands in the digital underground. Also: NATO pledges additional cyber support, while President Joe Biden urges U.S. governors to bolster defenses.
SentinelOne plans to buy security firm Attivo Networks, and the acquisition is scheduled to close sometime this summer. Some cybersecurity analysts and experts speak with Information Security Media Group about the gains and possible pitfalls of this $615.5 million deal.
War in Ukraine continues into its third week, and Russia is closing in on major Ukrainian cities, upping its targeting of civilian infrastructure. In the U.S., cybersecurity officials continue to urge a "Shields Up" approach - while the digital conflict has devolved deeply into the underground.
On day two of war in Ukraine, Russians have nearly encircled the former Soviet state. Some military and foreign policy experts say Kyiv may fall by the weekend. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reportedly asked for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure.
NBC News reports that President Joe Biden has been given a menu of options for conducting offensive cyber strikes again Russia. But the White House's press secretary says the report is "off base and does not reflect what is actually being discussed in any shape or form."
A U.S. federal court in Virginia has paved the way for Microsoft to disrupt the activities of China-based hacking group Nickel. Microsoft will target websites that the threat actor uses to gather intelligence from government agencies, think tanks and human rights organizations.
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.
ISMG editors discuss: U.S. Sen. Angus King on the need for the federal government to form a clear, declarative cyber deterrence strategy, how CISA is ramping up efforts to support critical infrastructure defenses and the potential implications of the U.S. blacklisting of Israeli spyware firms.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Earlier this month, McAfee Enterprise's Advanced Threat Research team, working with McAfee's Professional Services IR team, reported that an APT campaign dubbed Operation Harvest had been in operation for years. Their analysis provides insight into the group's tools, tactics and techniques.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of comments from the former head of Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency, Robert Hannigan, on the changing nature of ransomware attacks. Also featured: Disrupting the ransomware-as-a-service business model; supply chain security management tips.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features three segments on battling ransomware. It includes insights on the Biden administration's efforts to curtail ransomware attacks, comments on risk mitigation from the acting director of CISA, plus suggestions for disrupting the ransomware business model.
The Biden administration has a message for Russia: Rein in the criminal hackers operating from inside your borders who hit Western targets, or we'll do it for you. But experts say disrupting ransomware will take more than diplomacy or even using offensive cyber operations to target criminal infrastructure.