Tag Archives: ransomware

La’Naia Jones: Intelligence Community Aims Cyber Efforts at Hacking Capability Commoditization, Ransomware

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La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has said the intelligence community has started to direct its cybersecurity efforts against the use of ransomware by nation state-related threat actors, expansion of the information technology supply chain exploits and commoditization of breaching capabilities, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.

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US-CERT Warns of ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Attacks

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The U.S. government has released a notice about a new ransomware that homed in on media companies in Russia and transportation systems in Ukraine, CNN Tech reported Wednesday. The ransomware attack was also identified in other countries such as the U.S., Japan, Germany and Turkey. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness …

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DoD, HHS Leaders: Information Sharing With Industry is Key to Mitigate Ransomware

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Mitchell Komaroff, principal adviser for cybersecurity strategy, planning and oversight at the Defense Department, has said DoD collaborates with industry partners to help mitigate threats such as ransomware, FedTech reported Thursday. Komaroff told the audience at the CyberScoop CyberTalks event in Washington, D.C. that DoD works to outline clear cybersecurity requirements in contracts …

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Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Update Vulnerabilities Equities Process

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A bipartisan group of five lawmakers has introduced a bill that seeks to add accountability and transparency in the federal government’s vulnerabilities equities process. Sens. Brian Schatz’s (D-Hawaii) office said Wednesday the Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking Act aims would update the current process for agencies to determine if they should  disclose or withhold vulnerabilities in technology products, applications, services and …

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