Tag Archives: cyber threat

CISA’s Nitin Natarajan: Tighter Cryptocurrency Regulations Won’t Deter Ransomware Attackers

Nitin Natarajan

Nitin Natarajan, deputy director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said a crackdown on cryptocurrency would not hamper threat actors from launching ransomware attacks. “Criminals have always found an innovative way to continue the attack [through] some mechanism so if we were to magically flip a switch and make Bitcoin for instance completely transparent, they're going to find another way to do it,” said Natarajan.

Read More »

Chamber of Commerce Urges U.S. Government to Combat Cyber Threats Internationally; Christopher Roberti Quoted

Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce asks Congress and the Biden administration to implement specific measures that internationally address cyber threats targeting businesses. These measures include the disruption of international ransomware systems, the creation of an international coalition against ransomware and the enhancement of international law enforcement assets, the Chamber of Commerce said Friday.

Read More »

NSA Addresses Operational Technology Security in New Cyber Advisory

National Security

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a cybersecurity advisory outlining ways on how the Department of Defense (DOD), National Security System (NSS) and defense industrial base network owners ensure the security of connected operational technology. The document calls on NSS, DOD and DIB system operators and owners to assess the value against costs and risks for enterprise information technology to OT connectivity.

Read More »

CISA Issues Analysis Report on ‘Supernova’ Malware

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has identified a malware dubbed Supernova used by advanced persistent threat actors to compromise an organization’s enterprise network through a Pulse Secure virtual private network device. Hackers use Supernova to conduct reconnaissance and domain mapping and steal credentials and sensitive data.

Read More »

Mark Montgomery: Cyber Intell Sharing Requirements for Defense Suppliers May ‘Kick Into Effect’

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery, executive director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), said he believes the Department of Defense (DOD) is likely to act on the commission’s recommendations to make cyber threat hunting and intelligence sharing capabilities compulsory for the defense industrial base in compliance with a provision in the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

Read More »

CISA Issues Advisory on Pulse Connect Secure VPN Vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity and

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an alert stating that a cyber threat actor has compromised a number of government agencies, critical infrastructure and organizations in the private sector since “June 2020 or earlier” using vulnerabilities in Ivanti’s Pulse Connect Secure virtual private network products.

Read More »

Biden Extends 2015 Executive Order to Address Malicious Cyber Activities

White House

President Biden has moved to extend a 2015 executive order that declared a national emergency to deal with the threat posed by “significant malicious cyber-enabled activities” by persons located outside the U.S. Executive Order 13694 signed during the Obama administration will continue in effect past April 1st.

Read More »

GAO: Government Needs Urgent Actions to Secure Federal Systems, Protect Critical Infrastructure

NIST Cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the federal government to accelerate efforts to carry out critical actions to address major cybersecurity challenges. According to the report, GAO has made approximately 3,300 recommendations to help agencies address lapses in cybersecurity since 2010. Of those recommendations, over 750 are not yet implemented as of Dec. 2020.

Read More »

Anne Neuberger: White House Working on Industrial Control System Security Plan

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the White House is working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), energy sector and other organizations on a plan to protect industrial control systems from cyber threats

Read More »

DOD IG Report: Weapon System Program Officials Initiate Actions to Update Cyber Requirements During Operations, Support Phase

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) conducted an audit of cybersecurity requirements for five weapons systems during the operations and support phase of DOD’s acquisition lifecycle and found that program officials for those systems complied with the Risk Management Framework and secured an authorization to operate. 

Read More »