Securing ICS Networks from USB Threats

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) has long warned about threats facing the industrial control systems of critical infrastructure operators in manufacturing, energy, water management, aerospace, and other key public and private sectors. In addition to advising regular backups of all system and configuration data, the agency urges organizations to identify, minimize and secure all network connections to … Read More

Ransomware Attack Hits DMV Contractor

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Third-party contractors have often proven to be the weak link in an organization’s cybersecurity planning. If your business partners don’t take data security seriously, your own measures will ultimately be less effective. A recent report by IT services provider Datto found that among 1,400 managed service providers (MSPs) surveyed, 85% said ransomware was the most common threat facing small and … Read More

MultiCare Data Breach Exposes Patient Records

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MultiCare Health System in Washington state disclosed this week that a ransomware attack in December last year led to the release of personal information for more than 210,000 of its patients, healthcare providers, and staff. The attack targeted a third-party software vendor for health management company Woodcreek Provider Services, which supports several MultiCare health centers. The attackers infiltrated MultiCare data … Read More

Exchange Server Hack Goes from Bad to Worse

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A cyberattack on Microsoft’s email and calendar software Exchange Server has become much broader than the company or security analysts originally thought. The Verge reported this week that initial estimates of 30,000 users being affected have now doubled as additional victims around the world come forward. The Department of Homeland Security has issued an emergency directive through its Cybersecurity and … Read More

SHAREit App Puts Android Users At Risk

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A report released this week by IT security company Trend Micro announced the discovery of several critical security vulnerabilities in a mobile app for Android devices called SHAREit. The app, which has been downloaded more than a billion times on Google Play, bills itself as the fastest cross-platform file-sharing app in the world. Trend Micro said the vulnerabilities could allow … Read More