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DHS announces new measures to boost nation’s cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday announced a range of steps it will take to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity posture, including increasing funding for key cybersecurity issues.  “Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we will build on the Department’s excellent work as we transform our whole-of-government approach to tackle the challenge we …

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Cyber security partnership launched in effort to curb online threats

A cyber security partnership, with 10 founding organisations, has launched to tackle an increase in cyber security attacks. Funded by the Scottish Government, CyberScotland will help both individuals and organisations to protect themselves against online threats. The partnership’s first move was launching CyberScotland.com on Monday, which offers resources to the public, private, and third sectors, …

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Health care bore brunt of cyberattacks in 2020, study says

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The global health care and pharmaceutical industries bore the brunt of cyberattacks in 2020 as nation-state hackers and criminals targeted companies looking for information on COVID-19 as well as vaccine development, cybersecurity research firm CrowdStrike said in a report made public Monday. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the …

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Hackers Exploit Accellion Zero-Days in Recent Data Theft and Extortion Attacks

Hackers Exploit Accellion Zero-Days in Recent Data Theft and Extortion Attacks | IT Security News 23. February 2021 Cybersecurity researchers on Monday tied a string of attacks targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers over the past two months to data theft and extortion campaign orchestrated by a cybercrime group called UNC2546.The attacks, which began in mid-December …

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Viasat authorized to use U.S. government provided classified cyber threat intelligence

Viasat authorized to use U.S. government provided classified cyber threat intelligence | IT Security News 23. February 2021 Viasat announced it is part of an elite community of commercial service providers approved to receive cyber threat intelligence through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program. As an accredited ECS provider, Viasat …

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CrowdStrike global threat report highlights key trends in eCrime and nation-state activity, IT News, ET CIO

CrowdStrike Inc., today announced the release of the 2021 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report, detailing unique insights to the global threat landscape and offering best practices for organizations looking to amplify their cybersecurity maturity in 2021. The findings suggest supply chain attacks, ransomware, data extortion and nation-state threats prove to be more prolific than ever. On …

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Ukraine Blames Russia for DDoS Attack on Defense Websites

Critical Infrastructure Security , DDoS Protection , Security Operations Alleged Attack Targeted Vulnerable Government Web Servers Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • February 23, 2021     Russia is accused of recruiting Ukrainian servers to DDoS Ukraine. (Source: ISMG) Ukraine has accused Russia of turning Ukrainian government servers into a botnet for massive distributed denial-of-service attacks that …

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