Dateline Moscow and Kyiv: Russia calls attacks on its warships in occupied Sevastopol "terrorism."
Ukraine at D+249: Drone exchanges. (CyberWire) Russian drone and missile attacks continued against Ukrainian civilian infrastructure over the weekend, with electrical power and water distribution utilities especially targeted. The New York Times reports extensive strikes against cities, and the BBC outlines their widespread and disruptive effects on power and water.
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 250 (Al Jazeera) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 250th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Russian Missile Barrage Targets Kyiv and Other Cities (New York Times) Ukraine said that its forces shot down most of the Russian missiles, but that power and water service were damaged in some areas.
Most of Kyiv left without water as Russia rains missiles on Ukraine (NBC News) As fears were mounting that the war would leave civilians in Ukraine and beyond facing a bleak winter, Moscow appeared to have stopped short of reimposing its grain blockade.
Russia targets Ukraine’s hydroelectric dams with wave of missile attacks (the Guardian) Shelling causes damage in Kyiv and at least 10 other cities and regions including Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia
Russian strikes hit Ukraine, most of Kyiv without water (AP NEWS) A massive barrage of Russian strikes hit critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities on Monday morning, knocking out water and power supplies in apparent retaliation for what Moscow alleged was a Ukrainian attack on its Black Sea Fleet over the weekend.
Strikes hit Kyiv and key cities, targeting critical infrastructure (Washington Post) A fresh wave of Russian strikes damaged critical infrastructure facilities in at least four Ukrainian regions on Monday morning, including the capital, prompting officials to warn of sustained power outages and water shortages. Authorities reported casualties as a result of the strikes against Kyiv, though are yet to specify further details.
Ukraine war: Power and water supply hit across Ukraine in 'massive' Russian missile strikes (BBC News) About 80% of residents in the capital Kyiv are without water, and other Ukrainian cities are also hit.
Ukraine-Russia war latest: 'Massive' Russian missile strikes hammer major cities (The Telegraph) A series of "massive strikes" were launched by Russia across Ukraine, including on the capital, resulting in power outages and no water, Ukrainian officials say.
Russian troops 'fleeing hospitals' in Kherson as soldiers purge supplies (The Telegraph) Civilians were urged to leave the area ahead of what has been called 'the battle for Kherson'
With Western Weapons, Ukraine Is Turning the Tables in an Artillery War (New York Times) In the southern Kherson region, Ukraine now has the advantage in range and precision guidance of artillery, rockets and drones, erasing what had been a critical Russian asset.
Russia-Ukraine latest updates: Moscow halts UN-led grain deal (Al Jazeera) Ukraine news from October 29: Russia links move to alleged Ukrainian drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet ships.
Russia’s Black Sea flagship damaged in Crimea drone attack, video suggests (the Guardian) Admiral Makarov possibly disabled by Ukraine as investigators say frigate one of three Russian ships to be hit in Sevastopol
Moscow claims it has identified drones used in Black Sea Fleet attack – as it happened (the Guardian) Russia blames Ukraine for attack on Saturday; calls grow for Moscow to rejoin grain deal as US accuses Kremlin of weaponising food
Analysis: Ukraine strikes with Kamikaze USVs - Russian bases are not safe anymore (Naval News) Ukraine targeted naval combatants with USVs at the Russian naval base of Sevastopol, opening a new era of naval warfare.
At least three Russian ships damaged in blasts in Sevastopol – media (updated, video) (Euromaidan) Three Russian ships in occupied Sevastopol, including Admiral Makarov, are reported by various Ukrainian journalists citing sources in the security services to be damaged in Ukraine’s drone attack this morning.
'Massive' drone attack on Black Sea Fleet - Russia (BBC News) Russia also accuses the UK of helping Ukrainians in their attacks - a claim the UK dismisses as "false".
Shocking video shows 'massive' attack by drone boats targeting Russia's Black Sea Fleet (Insider) After the drone attack, the Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday said it paused its grain deal with Ukraine.
Kiev carried out terrorist attack on Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol - ministry (TASS) British experts prepared Ukrainian military for the terrorist attack in Sevastopol, the Russian Ministry of Defense told
Factbox: What is known about the drone attack on Crimea? (Reuters) Russia in the U.N.-brokered Black Sea grain deal after what it said was a Ukrainian drone attack on vessels in the Bay of Sevastopol in the early hours of Saturday.
Que sait-on de l’attaque sur le port de Sébastopol en Crimée ? (Libération) Plusieurs drones navals, vraisemblablement ukrainiens, ont attaqué le port russe de Sébastopol en Crimée. Des navires de guerre auraient été touchés, mais l’ampleur des dégâts reste floue.
Ukraine says 218 vessels blocked after Russia suspends grain deal (Reuters) A total of 218 vessels are "effectively blocked" due to Russia's decision to suspend its participation in a grain export deal, Ukraine's infrastructure ministry said on Sunday.
Russia suspends grain export deal over 'massive' Crimea drone attack (euronews) Here are the latest developments in Russia's war against Ukraine to know about on Saturday.
Russia suspends Ukraine grain deal over ship attack claim (AP NEWS) Russia announced Saturday that it will immediately suspend its implementation of a U.N.-brokered grain deal that has seen more than 9 million tons of grain exported from Ukraine during the war and has brought down soaring global food prices.
Russia Withdraws From Grain Deal After Drone Attack on Black Sea Fleet (New York Times) The Russian move jeopardized a rare case of wartime coordination aimed at lowering global food prices and combating hunger.
Updates: Russia suspends UN-brokered grain deal with Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) Russia blamed a drone attack in Crimea's Bay of Sevastopol for the halt, a day after the UN urged both sides to renew the grain deal. Meanwhile, the EU has already frozen €17 billion in Russian assets. DW has the latest.
Russia suspends Ukraine grain deal after attack on Sevastopol naval base (the Guardian) Move comes after assault by airborne and underwater drones in which flagship may be been damaged
UN, Nato, EU and US call on Russia to resume Ukrainian grain deal (the Guardian) Wheat prices predicted to soar risking global food crisis after Moscow says it is ending arrangement to allow exports over drone attack
Russia suspending grain deal 'purely outrageous', says Joe Biden (The Telegraph) US President Joe Biden has denounced Russia's decision to suspend the UN-brokered Black Sea grain deal, slamming it as "purely outrageous" and warning it would increase starvation.
West, Russia clash at UN Counter-terror committee meet (AWAZ) Russia and the West on Saturday clashed at the United Nations Security Council Counter-terror committee (UN CTC) meeting in New Delhi over the drone attack on Black Sea Fleet in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol.
Ukraine war latest: 'Severely undermanned' Russian units at 6pc of normal fighting strength (The Telegraph) "Severely depleted" Russian Army companies in the Kherson sector have been fighting with between six and eight men each, when they should be formed of around 100 soldiers, the MOD has said.
Russian War Report: Heavy fighting expected in Kherson as Prigozhin aims to boost Wagner operations (Atlantic Council) As Russian forces move ammunition and equipment toward Kherson, heavy fighting is expected in the city as Ukrainian forces fight to liberate the region.
'Kill everyone': Russian violence in Ukraine was strategic (AP NEWS) Even by the standards of the important military officers who came and went in this tiny village, the man walking behind the Kamaz truck stood out. Soldiers providing security peered from behind fences, their guns bristling in every direction.
Takeaways from investigation of Russian general in Ukraine (AP) The carnage left by Russian soldiers on the road to Kyiv wasn’t random. It was strategic brutality, perpetrated in areas that were under tight Russian control where military officers — including one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top generals accused of war crimes in Syria — were present, an investigation by The Associated Press and the PBS series “Frontline” found.
Israel’s president shares new intel on Iranian drones in Ukraine: ‘This is only the tip of the iceberg’ (Atlantic Council) President Isaac Herzog, at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council and Jeffrey M. Talpins Foundation's N7 Initiative, spoke about regional cooperation and Israel's approach to the war in Ukraine.
France is sending weapons and air-defence systems to Ukraine (The Economist) New transparency over arms deliveries also exposes their limits
Russia has declared hybrid war on Britain (The Telegraph) Putin will undermine our national infrastructure by any means possible, but Whitehall is still in denial
Russia suspends participation in deal on Ukraine grain exports – as it happened (the Guardian) Russia’s defence minister says mobilisation of 300,000 reservists finished and ‘no further measures are planned’; Antonio Guterres calls for west to help remove blocks to Russian grain exports
Putin’s next escalation is coming. How should the West respond? (Atlantic Council) Policymakers must strike a balance to deter and, if necessary, respond to escalation in ways that impose heavy costs for Russian misbehavior but do not further escalate the conflict.
Russia's Comments about a "Dirty Bomb" Betray the State's Weakness (Wilson Center) Russia's current nuclear blackmail of the world is not an isolated incident but a deliberate policy, and probably its last real point of leverage on the world agenda. After the de facto defeat of the Russian professional army in Ukraine earlier this year, which forced the Kremlin to launch a mass mobilization, Russia has no other means left to make itself be reckoned with. The threat should be taken seriously.
Is Putin preparing a nuclear strike? (The Spectator) Russia is peddling implausible tales of Ukrainian ‘dirty bombs’. Kyiv and the West are embarked on a campaign to counter this propaganda, and again the talk is of the risk of Moscow using weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine. And that’s the point.First of all, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoig...
The Dangers of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ (Foreign Policy) Sixty years after the Cuban missile crisis, Biden is re-creating nuclear deterrence on the fly.
How JFK Sacrificed Adlai Stevenson and the Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Foreign Policy) The standoff 60 years ago has newfound relevance as Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to deploy nukes in Ukraine.
Is Using Nuclear Weapons Still Taboo? (Foreign Policy) The world is starting to forget the realities of nuclear weapons.
The Crazy Logic of Brinksmanship Is Back (Foreign Policy) The West can only counter Putin’s nuclear threats with ruinous threats of its own.
The Art of the Arms Race (Foreign Policy) To avoid disaster, the United States must relearn crucial Cold War lessons.
Ukraine’s Biggest Nuclear Plant Needs a Safety Zone (WIRED) Atomic energy experts are calling for protections for the Zaporizhzhya plant, which has become a pawn in the war, thanks to power outages and nearby shelling.
Vladimir Putin is dragging the world back to a bloodier time (The Economist) His attempt to conquer Ukraine ignores the lessons of history
The Ukraine War Will End With Negotiations (Foreign Affairs) Now is not the time for talks, but America must lay the groundwork.
'Holy war': Russia now depicts Ukraine invasion in spiritual terms (Yahoo) Increasingly, the Kremlin sees its goal in Ukraine not as “denazification" — the original pretext for its invasion, predicated on a grotesque exaggeration of Ukrainian right-wing nationalism — but as “desatanization,” which has recently become a popular term in Russian media and politics.
Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Reanimated and Repurposed (Wilson Center) Russia’s so-called “special military operation” has a neo-imperial twist to it. For the insatiable Russia, occupation of the land does not suffice: the largest country in the world is attempting to occupy mental spaces as well and to impose a new master narrative of Great Mother Russia. How? Through mythmaking, combined with the Nietzschean “use and abuse of history.”
The Putin Show (The Economist) How the war in Ukraine appears to Russians
How Satellite Imagery Magnified Ukraine to the World (Satellite Today) The war in Ukraine is highlighting the power of commercial satellite imagery in new ways and influencing everything from military tactics to public perception.
Liz Truss's personal phone hacked by Putin's spies (Mail Online) One source said that the phone was so heavily compromised that it has now been placed in a locked safe inside a secure Government location.
Truss phone was hacked by suspected Putin agents when she was foreign minister, the Daily Mail reports (Reuters) Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss's personal phone was hacked by suspected agents working for Russian President Vladimir Putin when she was foreign minister, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.
Liz Truss phone hack claim prompts calls for investigation (BBC News) The Mail on Sunday claims the ex-prime minister's phone was hacked while she was foreign secretary.
Russian spies hacked Truss's personal phone (Computing) The breach was uncovered during the Conservative leadership contest this summer, but the news was suppressed.
Government urged to investigate report Liz Truss’s phone was hacked (the Guardian) Breach discovered during Tory leadership in summer but details suppressed, the Mail on Sunday reports
Ministers creating ‘wild west’ conditions with use of personal phones (the Guardian) Unsecured mobiles, email accounts and WhatsApp chats could pose national security risk, intelligence experts warn
Worries build about winter cyber threats in Ukraine (POLITICO) Ukraine and its NATO allies are girding for potential Russian government-backed hacks of electric grids and other critical infrastructure as winter closes in.
Ukraine's cyber power shows value of public-private partnership (Nikkei Asia) Ex admiral says U.S. IT groups directly help fend off Russian cyberattacks
Inside a US military cyber team’s defence of Ukraine (BBC News) A little-known US team that hunts global adversaries has helped protect Ukraine from cyber attacks.
Latvian President: Only the West’s Weakness Can Provoke Russia (Foreign Policy) Egils Levits talks about military aid for Ukraine, a special tribunal for Russian war crimes, and how to respond to nuclear blackmail.
Latvia’s cyberspace faces new challenges amid war in Ukraine (The Record by Recorded Future) The Record visited Latvia's CERT office in the capital of Riga to talk about the new challenges Russia’s war with Ukraine poses for Baltic cyberspace.
Yurii Kerpatenko refused to bow to Russian orders (The Economist) The conductor from Kherson was probably murdered sometime in September, aged 46
Drones shot down in Ukraine are stuffed with US components available online (The Telegraph) Ukrainian security experts concluded Shahed-136 uses similar flight control and targeting system to drones manufactured by US chipmaker
Inside the Ukrainian factory turning pick-up trucks into weapons of war (The Telegraph) At the secret location engineers work around the clock to produce the machinery needed to recapture Kherson from Russian forces
Russia was more deeply embedded in German politics than suspected (The Economist) But that has changed fast
Progressives Should Give War a Chance (Foreign Policy) The U.S. left has yet to understand that Ukraine needs to fight—for all of us.
Ukrainian Railways reconnects a city scarred by a bombing (The Economist) The resilience of the network is a wonder
The ambition is there to rebuild Ukraine. Here’s how to make it work. (Atlantic Council) Leaders will need to keep an eye on the size and structure of aid, transparency and accountability in reconstruction, and more to help Ukraine rebuild.
Europe creaking under weight of new wave of Ukrainian refugees (The Telegraph) Locals are being forced from their homes after Russian power station attacks left them without heat and electricity
Russian oligarch handed £1m from frozen assets to pay luxury lifestyle expenses (The Telegraph) Petr Aven is accused of using business accounts to evade sanctions placed on him because of connections to Vladimir Putin
How Russia Pays for War (New York Times) International trade with Russia boomed this year, filling Moscow’s war chest — even as countries imposed sanctions after the Ukraine invasion.
Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
Australian Defence Department caught up in ransomware attack (ABC) Defence fears personal data such as dates of birth may have been compromised after a communications platform used by the military was hit by a ransomware attack.
Cyber-attack on Australian defence contractor may have exposed private communications between ADF members (the Guardian) Dataset from communications platform ForceNet containing up to 40,000 records may be compromised after breach on external provider
'Complex threat environment' ahead of midterm elections, top cybersecurity official says (Reuters) Election officials in the United States have been alerted to safe-proof their voting systems and be vigilant about political violence amid a "very complex threat environment," top U.S. cybersecurity official Jen Easterly said on Sunday in the wake of an attack on the husband of a leading Democratic lawmaker last week.
CISA chief sees no "specific or credible threats" to election infrastructure (CBS News) More than 20 million people have voted early so far, with nine days to go before Election Day.
Aurubis says it was hit in wider cyberattack on metals industry (Reuters) Aurubis , Europe's biggest copper smelter, said on Friday it had been targeted as part of a wider cyberattack on the metals and mining industry which had forced it to shut down its IT systems and disconnect them from the internet.
Copper Giant Aurubis Shuts Down Systems Due to Cyberattack (SecurityWeek) Europe’s largest copper producer Aurubis shuts down systems due to a cyberattack.
New Threat Report from Deep Instinct Identifies Gang Changes, New Tactics, and New Victims in 2022 (Business Wire) Deep Instinct, the first company to apply end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity, today released its 2022 Bi-Annual Cyber Threat Report. The newest
Cranefly: Threat Actor Uses Previously Unseen Techniques and Tools in Stealthy Campaign (Symantec) Group uses novel method of reading commands from legitimate IIS logs.
Raspberry Robin Worm Actors Linked to Clop, LockBit Ransomware Groups (Infosecurity Magazine) Microsoft said the worm had alternate infection methods beyond its original USB drive spread
Microsoft reports follow-up attacks on Raspberry Robin victims (SC Media) Analysts with Microsoft Security Threat Intelligence said victims of the Raspberry Robin malware have been further targeted by threat actors, indicating that the worms operators have sold access to the compromised systems to other ransomware gangs, reports BleepingComputer.
Security Advisory: Critical OpenSSL Vulnerability (Cycode) OpenSSL is releasing a critical security patch. This fix to the OpenSSL vulnerability will fix all affected versions (3.x).
High-Severity Flaws in Juniper Junos OS Affect Enterprise Networking Devices (The Hacker News) Researchers have discloses several serious vulnerabilities in Juniper Networks devices, some of which could be exploited for code execution.
Drinik Android malware now targets users of 18 Indian banks (BleepingComputer) A new version of the Drinik Android banking trojan targets 18 Indian banks, masquerading as the country's official tax management app to steal victims' personal information and banking credentials.
Espionage Hackers Use Microsoft IIS to Plant Malware (Bank Info Security) Threat actors are using Internet Information Services - Microsoft's extensible web server software - to deliver a previously undocumented dropper that is being used
Cybercriminals Use Fake Public PoCs to Spread Malware and Steal Data (eSecurityPlanet) Threat PoCs used by security investigators can contain malware 10% of the time, researchers have found. Here's what to do.
Thomson Reuters notifies customers of exposed server with unprotected business data (The Record by Recorded Future) Thomson Reuters said it notified a “small subset of customers” after researchers discovered 3 TB of data in an exposed database.
Bed Bath & Beyond reviewing possible data breach (Reuters) Bed Bath & Beyond Inc said on Friday a third party had this month improperly accessed its data through a phishing scam by accessing the hard drive and certain shared drives of one of its employees.
‘Buying bad’: the black market where access to hacked Australian data can cost just $500 (the Guardian) Some sites that mediate the sale of hacked data use Reddit-style upvoting systems to weed out scammers and law enforcement
Security breach in Shas database could expose information of millions (Jerusalem Post) Although the breach in question has been blocked, there is no way to know whether the information in the system was leaked before it was patched.
CISA Has Added One Known Exploited Vulnerability to Catalog (CISA) CISA has added one new vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. This type of vulnerability is a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise. Note: To view the newly added vulnerabilities in the catalog, click on the arrow in the "Date Added to Catalog" column, which will sort by descending dates.
Security Patches, Mitigations, and Software Updates
VMware Releases Security Updates (CISA) VMware has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in VMware Cloud Foundation. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. CISA encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2022-002 and apply the necessary updates and workarounds.
Actively exploited Windows MoTW zero-day gets unofficial patch (BleepingComputer) A free unofficial patch has been released for an actively exploited zero-day that allows files signed with malformed signatures to bypass Mark-of-the-Web security warnings in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Prepare to Patch Critical OpenSSL Vulnerability (Orca Security) This blog provides recommendations for patching the OpenSSL vulnerability and specifics for how you can detect vulnerable OpenSSL packages in your cloud environment using the Orca Security platform.
We expect more cyberattacks driven by nation-states: Microsoft's Tom Burt (Business Standard) 'Microsoft believes that mandatory reporting of security incidents is a good idea'
Ransomware attacks are hitting heavy industry where it hurts - the wallet (TechRadar) Hackers are demanding higher payouts from manufacturing firms
Transportation issuers increasingly at risk of cyber attack (Bond Buyer) Increased use of third-party vendors by transportation issuers may be putting those entities at increased risk.
Mining companies vulnerable to cyberattacks (Mining Weekly) Amid a rising number of high profile corporate data breaches this year, cybersecurity software company ESET has warned that resource companies could face a similar threat unless they were well insulated.
ESET’s chief security evangelist Tony Anscombe told Mining Weekly Online this week that more technological advances and the drive towards automation within the mining sector, left companies open to greater security threats.
What Is Riskware? Here's Everything You Need to Know (MUO) Software doesn't have to be inherently malicious to compromise you. Any piece of software, even pre-installed apps, can be riskware...
What ‘Sneakers’ still gets right about engineering and cybersecurity 30 years later (VentureBeat) Why 1992's 'Sneakers' still feels relevant in engineering and to the ways we evaluate threats, design networks and thwart attackers today.
Cyber Threat Reports (Deep Instinct) Our Threat Research team maintains a vigilant watch for the world’s most sophisticated threats to better understand how attacks are evolving. Each year, we publish an annual and bi-annual threat report to shed light on these findings, helping our customers become better prepared for the threats they can see – and the ones they can’t.
OPSWAT Announces FileScan.IO Asset Acquisition; Delivers Advanced Malware Analysis Platform (GlobeNewswire News Room) Asset acquisition underscores OPSWAT’s commitment to continuous innovation by providing the most comprehensive next-gen malware analysis platform...
Israel Cyber Directorate, Cloud Security Alliance sign MoU (Israel Defense) Parties will work together to strengthen cloud security awareness and preparedness across Israel and cloud security sector
Musk Fired Executives For ‘Cause,’ In Apparent Attempt to Avoid Payouts (The Information) When Elon Musk terminated four top Twitter executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Segal on Thursday, he did so “for cause,” said a person familiar with the situation, in an apparent effort to avoid paying out tens of millions of dollars in severance pay and unvested stock awards. ...
Twitter Is Drafting Broad Job Cuts, Days After Elon Musk’s Takeover (Wall Street Journal) Some employees say they are concerned layoffs could come ahead of a vesting date for employee stock grants.
Elon's first big move: pay to remain verified on Twitter (Platformer) Under pressure to generate revenue quickly, Twitter's new CEO considers ending free verification
Twitter Users Flock to Other Platforms as the Elon Era Begins (WIRED) Discord, Mastodon, and other services are bustling as Twitter fans make backup plans for their online social lives.
Abacus Group Named Best Cyber Security Provider at the Private Equity Wire US Awards (PR Newswire) Abacus Group, the leading IT Managed Services Provider ("MSP") to alternative investment firms, announces it has been voted Best Cyber Security...
Contrast Security Co-Founder and CTO Jeff Williams Named Top Cybersecurity Influencer (Contrast Security) The Enterprise Security Tech Cyber Influencer Top 10 List recognized Williams for his contributions to the Application Security community that empower security and development teams to get secure code moving.
Cyber software firm hires ManTech vet as federal lead (Washington Technology) LookingGlass Cyber Solutions makes this addition in the same year that it brought in a former Homeland Security cyber executive as CEO.
Products, Services, and Solutions
Bitdefender and Sharp Partner to Boost Threat Prevention in Multifunction Business Printers (Business Wire) Bitdefender and Sharp Electronics announced a new partnership to integrate Bitdefender antimalware technology into Sharp’s multifunction printers.
Technologies, Techniques, and Standards
Joint CISA FBI MS-ISAC Guide on Responding to DDoS Attacks and DDoS Guidance for Federal Agencies (CISA) CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have released Understanding and Responding to Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks to provide organizations proactive steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The guidance is for both network defenders and leaders to help them understand and respond to DDoS attacks, which can cost an organization time, money, and reputational damage.
Aunalytics Highlights Security Priorities as Cybersecurity Awareness Month Concludes (GlobeNewswire News Room) Company Recommends Cybersecurity Solutions to Better Protect Organizations Against High-Risk Cyber Attacks...
Aunalytics Highlights Security Priorities as Cybersecurity Awareness Month Concludes (GlobeNewswire News Room) Company Recommends Cybersecurity Solutions to Better Protect Organizations Against High-Risk Cyber Attacks...
BSE, NSE readying mechanism to mitigate cyber attack risks: SEBI chief (The Economic Times) "In a cyber attack, it's your software that will get attacked; so through transmission, your DR site will also get contaminated. So, we worry a lot about this," she said.In this regard, the capital market regulator has gotten the country's two biggest exchanges -- NSE and BSE to have in place a mechanism.
5 steps to lower your risk of data breaches (PropertyCasualty360) Cyberattacks on small businesses have risen in 2022. Here’s how and why.
Research and Development
Algorithms accurately rate cyber resilience: Marsh McLennan (Insurance News) A study by Marsh McLennan has found measuring cyber resilience with algorithms is accurate and helps insurers make better informed decisions.
Study Finds A Math Link Between Sociopolitical Event And Advanced Cyberattacks (Science Blog) An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has created a mathematical model which makes it possible to explain, according to different sociopolitical variables, certain advanced cyberattacks that are usually carried out by States. This is a first step towards the ambitious goal of predicting the occurrence of these cyberattacks.
New federal IT requirements coming to higher ed, Educause says (EdScoop) Speakers at Educause's conference warned of looming changes to web accessibility requirements and cyber incident reporting at universities.
Intelligence Expert: 8 Steps for Academic Leaders to Meet Global Cybersecurity Threats (Newsweek) As global threats from China continue, it's important for those in academia to better understand risks and implement mitigation strategies.
Microsoft expands CyberShikshaa program to accelerate skilling opportunities (Business Today) CyberShikshaa program aspires to reach 45,000 women and underserved youth with technical skills for careers in cybersecurity and provide job opportunities for 10,000 learners.
Legislation, Policy, and Regulation
Europe Prepares to Rewrite the Rules of the Internet (WIRED) The Digital Markets Act will force Big Tech platforms to break open their walled gardens in 2023, says the EU’s new ambassador to Silicon Valley.
White House aims to 'redouble' global push against ransomware (The Record by Recorded Future) The White House on Monday will reinforce international efforts to combat ransomware and other kinds of cybercrime by hosting leaders from over 30 countries, as well as representatives from the private sector, to discuss ways to counter the disruptive attacks.
Seven things you need to know about the new US National Defense Strategy (Atlantic Council) Does the strategy succeed? We turned to our experts to break down the Pentagon's plans.
US economic tools: The frontline of protecting national security—maybe even from Twitter (Atlantic Council) Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter shows how the United States views CFIUS, and related government tools, as the new pointy end of the spear when it comes to protecting US national security.
U.S. must step up against 'cyber-enabled economic warfare,' think tank urges (The Record by Recorded Future) The U.S. must do more to combat its digital adversaries, who are utilizing cyber-enabled economic warfare tactics to boost their own political or military power, according to a report out today from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Department of the Navy Releases Cyberspace Superiority Vision (United States Navy) The Department of the Navy’s Principal Cyber Advisor (DON PCA), Mr. Christopher Cleary, released the DON Cyberspace Superiority Vision (CSV) last week to guide the
From 'Generation Kill' to driving digital diplomacy: Nate Fick digs into role as first U.S. cyber ambassador (CyberScoop) Fick says the State Department 'has a rightful place to assert leadership' when it comes to setting American cyber policy.
A seasoned Air Force investigator takes over a crucial cybersecurity office (Federal News Network) The Defense Department's Cyber Crime Center, known as DC3, has a new executive director, Jude Sunderbruch. He joined the Federal Drive with what's new at the DC3 and what he plans for this crucial…
Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement
Google Case Before High Court Could Reshape Internet Economy (Wall Street Journal) The tech industry fears legal rulings could weaken the liability shield that allowed internet platforms to flourish.
Inside the Secret Prisoner Swap That Splintered the U.S. and China (Wall Street Journal) The detention of a Chinese executive to stand trial in the U.S. provoked a standoff between global rivals and opened an acrimonious new era. “You are lapdogs of the United States.”
One person remanded in absentia for Vastaamo hacking incident (Police of Finland) The National Bureau of Investigation has made progress in the criminal investigation of the hacking incident committed against Psychotherapy Centre Vastaamo. A Finnish man has been remanded in absentia on suspicion of the offence. A European arrest warrant has been issued against the suspect.
States Spent Millions On Deloitte’s ‘Anti-Fraud’ Covid Unemployment Systems. They Suffered Billions In Fraud. (Forbes) The Big 4 accounting giant promised states AI-powered anti-fraud detection systems in return for hundreds of millions in Covid unemployment contracts. Fraudsters abusing those same systems likely earned more, Forbes finds.