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.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including implications of the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar, the former CISA director’s somber message to the industry at Black Hat, and how the cryptocurrency landscape is changing.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how ransomware-as-a-service groups are shifting their business models, how investigators battling cybercrime have been hindered by GDPR, and how employees consider workplace "choice" a key factor for job satisfaction.
Infoblox has invested in shifting left in the cybersecurity kill chain with on-premises, cloud and hybrid versions of its BloxOne Threat Defense tools, which help security practitioners find and identify threats earlier and mitigate risks, says President and CEO Jesper Andersen.
Thoma Bravo is eyeing its third take-private security deal of 2022, initiating talks with Darktrace months after agreeing to buy SailPoint and Ping Identity. The cybersecurity AI firm says it's in early discussions with private equity giant Thoma Bravo on a possible cash offer for the business.
Research by Dun & Bradstreet says business identity fraud jumped 254% in 2020. Tools can help prevent this fraud but may create greater friction, say Andrew La Marca, senior director at Dun & Bradstreet, and Ralph Gagliardi, agent in charge, High Tech Crimes Unit, Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Companies continue to struggle with prioritizing which vulnerabilities present the greatest risk to the business and need to be remediated first since vulnerability scoring is too often based on a static set of what could happen if an issue is exploited, says Qualys President and CEO Sumedh Thakar.
ENISA’s new "Threat Landscape for Ransomware Attacks" report analyzes 623 ransomware incidents in the EU, U.K. and U.S. from 2021 to 2022. ENISA cybersecurity officer Ifigeneia Lella shares how attacks have evolved and how 95% of reported incidents lack key data about how the breaches occurred.
Hybrid war includes cyberattacks, critical infrastructure attacks and efforts to get information. Victoria Beckman, director of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit in the Americas, says Ukraine used a national cybersecurity strategy to withstand such attacks from Russia and so can other countries.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the breach of customer engagement platform Twilio, a cyberattack on the U.K.'s NHS that has reignited concerns about supply chain security in the healthcare sector, and the U.S. Treasury clamping down on shady cryptocurrency mixers.
Security executives at Black Hat USA 2022 discuss the latest cybersecurity trends from confidential computing and unified threat hunting languages to attack surface management and recovery services, social engineering campaigns and blockchain vulnerabilities.
Black Hat USA 2022 opened with somber warnings from Chris Krebs about why application developers, vendors and the government need to solve major industry challenges. Key security executives also discussed DNS visibility, cloud security, patch management, APT strategies and supply chain woes.