CISA to brief critical infrastructure companies about urgent new Log4j vulnerability

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will host a call with critical infrastructure stakeholders Monday afternoon about…

Security experts question new DHS/TSA cybersecurity rules for rail companies

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new rules for the US’s freight railroad and passenger rail transit industry. The rules make it mandatory for companies to have…

US Issues Cybersecurity Directive for Airlines and Railroads

US Issues Cybersecurity Directive for Airlines and Railroads Nearly all railroads and airlines in the United States have been ordered to report cybersecurity breaches to the federal government.  Under the…

DHS: Cybersecurity coordinators and vulnerability assessments mandatory for rail companies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced two new cybersecurity directives handed down by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Thursday designed to better protect freight railroads and passenger rail transit…

FBI Fixes Misconfigured Server After Hoax Email Alert

FBI Fixes Misconfigured Server After Hoax Email Alert The FBI has fixed a misconfigured web portal that allowed hacktivists to send thousands of fake emails to recipients. News emerged over…

SolarWinds hackers, Nobelium, once again strike global IT supply chains, Microsoft warns

Microsoft has warned that Nobelium, the hacking group behind the SolarWinds fiasco, has targeted at least 140 resellers and technology service providers in global IT supply chains. On October 24,…

America Urged to Prepare for Shift to Post-Quantum Cryptography

America Urged to Prepare for Shift to Post-Quantum Cryptography The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has teamed up with the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to release a roadmap on the…

US to increase scrutiny on cryptocurrency, federal contractors in effort to slow hacking

Written by Tim Starks Oct 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. officials unveiled a suite of cybersecurity initiatives Wednesday, from cracking down on illicit cryptocurrency usages to increasing transparency about data…

CISA, NIST Says Use Cybersecurity Control Systems

Trend Micro – Trend Micro – Last July 2021, US President Joe Biden signed a memorandum on improving the US’s cybersecurity for critical infrastructure control systems. It establishes a voluntary…

Ransomware gang strikes Iowa agriculture business New Cooperative, the latest hack on food supply chain

The BlackMatter ransomware gang has struck an Iowa agricultural business, New Cooperative, and is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. Several security researchers first called attention to the hack on Monday,…