Cybersecurity

FTC warns of legal risks of failing on Log4j mitigation

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning urging companies to take "reasonable steps" to mitigate known software vulnerabilities or face potential legal consequences, recalling the $700 million settlement Equifax paid for a major breach in 2017.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers grill Colonial Pipeline CEO over ransomware payment

House lawmakers on Wednesday were keen to ask Colonial Pipeline's chief executive officer what he knew about the ramifications of making a ransom payment and how it might affect the company's finances.

Cybersecurity

Connecticut agencies hit with WannaCry

The virus made its way onto 160 computers in 11 different Connecticut government agencies, but there are no reports of data loss.

Cybersecurity

An ounce of ransomware prevention…

With basic hygiene and secure backups, agencies can protect and restore their systems after a ransomware attack.

Cybersecurity

Why everyone still falls for fake emails

Exercises in social engineering focused on why social engineering works, how to prevent such attacks and how to gather digital evidence after an incident.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The growing security threat to virtual systems

Malware innovators are evading automated analysis, forcing agencies to secure virtual machines and networks as completely as other classic IT.

Cybersecurity

ManTech upgrades enterprise malware defense platform

ManTech updated its Active Defense endpoint malware protection platform to better streamline detection and incident response.

Cybersecurity

Layer 1 encryption: A step forward for government network security

Already in use among a range of private enterprises and service providers today, Layer 1, 100 gigabit/sec encryption can give government network managers the ability to transport enormous volumes of data in the most secure manner possible.

Cybersecurity

Follow malware's tracks to thwart cyber attacks

Government agencies need visibility along the full attack continuum – from point of entry, through propagation and post-infection remediation.

Cybersecurity

Stakes rising as malware matures

How can government best position itself against cyberattacks, which seem to be increasing both in number and sophistication?

Cybersecurity

What to look for in social malware defense

NSS Labs study found little difference in the performance of five popular enterprise products designed to protect against socially engineered malware, such as fake system upgrades and anti-virus offers.

Cybersecurity

In virtual town of Alphaville, students prep for cyber sieges

Alphaville is part of the Michigan Cyber Range, a network and classroom training environment designed to prepare IT managers on cybersecurity attacks and defenses.

Cybersecurity

New tools link enterprise, perimeter and next-gen security

Point solutions to protect the perimeter of the enterprise are not obsolete, but a new generation of tools is arriving to complement them and provide the awareness needed to defend against new complex and targeted threats.

Cybersecurity

Big data takes on the kill chain

Big data systems can correlate structured and unstructured data to paint a complete picture about an agency’s overall IT health and offer insight into the sophisticated threats.

Cybersecurity

Can government's cyber defense withstand a market-driven offense?

Attacking U.S. networks has become a profit-driven big business that will put government confidence in its cyber forces to the test.

Cybersecurity

After Target cyberattack, Congress votes to do precisely nothing

In response to the “very real and serious nature of the cyberthreat today,” the latest version of the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act would ensure that nothing changes.

Cybersecurity

XP gets some breathing room as Microsoft extends antimalware support

Microsoft announced it will continue to provide updates to antimalware signatures for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft issues fix for zero-day IE flaw

The vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows has been exploited in watering hole attacks against targeted victims.

Cybersecurity

A HealthCare.gov denial-of-service attack tool is found. Really.

As if it didn't have enough problems on its own, researchers at Arbor Networks have found a denial-of-service tool targeting the federal government's main health care exchange website.

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