ReliaQuest customers have tailored Digital Shadows' threat intelligence to their organizations to ensure conversations about their brands or products are being captured, says CEO Brian Murphy. The security operations firm says the Digital Shadows deal has fortified its detection and response muscle.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how Australian health insurer Medibank is deliberating on whether to pay a ransom to extortionists, analyzes the growing number of layoffs in the security vendor space, and shares a tribute to threat intelligence researcher Vitali Kremez.
Tributes are being paid to Vitali Kremez, who has died at the age of 34 in a suspected scuba-diving accident. The renowned threat intelligence expert, born in Belarus, had long tracked Russian cybercrime syndicates and was part of an ad hoc group established to counter ransomware and help victims.
The Google-Mandiant marriage will combine Google's security monitoring tools with Mandiant's threat intel and attack surface management solutions, plus new SOAR and file and URL analyzer capabilities, to create an "end-to-end threat intelligence and cybersecurity operations suite."
Hackers have appropriated a red-teaming tool to hack their way into organizations, warns the Department of Health and Human Services. Tens of thousands of organizations each year are affected by a hack involving Cobalt Strike. But companies can spot the tool and should act quickly if they do.
The United States is arguably involved in a cyberwar against Russia and China - and appears to be losing. In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Tom Kellerman of Contrast Security and Richard Bird of Traceable.ai discuss what the U.S. government and companies need to do to win this cyberwar.
Two federal indictments against APT41, a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group, haven't slowed down its operations, the U.S. government acknowledges in a warning telling the healthcare sector to be vigilant about the threat actor. The hackers are believed to be at large, likely in China.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses financial giant Morgan Stanley's failure to invest in proper hard drive destruction oversight, the future of ransomware and the gangs that have attacked organizations in recent years, and the methods required to secure new payments systems.
CrowdStrike has purchased external attack surface management startup Reposify to help organizations detect and eliminate risk from vulnerable and unknown assets. This deal will allow CrowdStrike to combine its insights on endpoints and IT environments with Reposify's internet-scanning capabilities.
Beleaguered vendor IronNet will execute another round of layoffs, axing nearly 90 employees and removing co-CEO William Welch and CFO James Gerber from their posts. IronNet revealed plans to reduce its 250-person staff by approximately 35% less than three months after laying off 55 people.
Mandiant began its new life as part of Google on Monday after the search and public cloud behemoth closed a $5.4 billion acquisition. The megadeal will allow Google to join the back-end data analytics from its Chronicle SIEM platform with Mandiant's ability to identify signals of abnormal behavior.
Thoma Bravo halted efforts to buy publicly traded cybersecurity AI vendor Darktrace this week after the two sides failed to agree on the terms of the buyout. The private equity giant walked away from what would have been its third take-private cybersecurity acquisition of 2022.
Whether for profit or in furtherance of Russian geopolitical interests - or both - former members of the Conti ransomware group have been targeting networks operated by the Ukrainian government and businesses, as well as European nonprofit organizations, Google's Threat Analysis Group reports.
An Iranian state-sponsored group in operation since 2015 relies on highly targeted social engineering to try and attack individuals and organizations that Tehran deems enemies of the regime, says a new report from cyberthreat intelligence firm Mandiant.
Last year, Rowland Johnson took on the role of president of CREST, the international not-for-profit membership body representing the global cybersecurity industry. Over the past 12 months, he says, he's taken time to "pause and reflect" and "define a new vision and mission" for CREST.