Avast Finds Backdoor on US Government Commission Network

Avast –  Avast –  We have found a new targeted attack against a small, lesser-known U.S. federal government commission associated with international rights. Despite repeated attempts through multiple channels over…

What is SASE?

Cybersecurity frameworks and models are incredibly important and provide a consistent set of guidance, principles, and standards that security leaders can follow, use to build their roadmaps, and base their…

US Senate passes $768 billion defense bill without cyber incident reporting provisions

The US Senate passed the The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday, approving the $768 billion annual defense spending bill that was packed with cybersecurity provisions. The bill now heads…

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…

Treasury Crypto Security Sanction Blocks Exchange Favored by Ransomware Actors

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Treasury Crypto Security Sanction Blocks Exchange Favored by Ransomware Actors The U.S. government sanctioned the cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for moving money for ransomware actors.…

Proposed Bill Would Require Public Disclosure of Ransomware Payments

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Proposed Bill Would Require Public Disclosure of Ransomware Payments Two U.S. congresswomen introduced a bill that would require ransomware victims to publicly disclose ransom…

Incident reporting, ransomware payment legislation faces trouble in Senate

Written by Tim Starks Nov 24, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Legislation requiring critical infrastructure owners to report major cyber incidents to the federal government, and mandating that ransomware victims disclose when…

Iranians Charged in Cyberattacks Against U.S. 2020 Election

The State Department has offered a $10M reward for tips on the two Iran-based threat actors accused of voter intimidation and disinformation. The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed charges…