Dateline Moscow, Kyiv, London: Hacktivism and state-sponsored cyber ops.
Ukraine at D+22: Kinetic brutality, cyber hacktivism. (The CyberWire) Russia continues to seek to redress combat failure through direct terrorism. Ukrainian cyber operations appear to score against Russian sites. Well-intentioned hacktivism can have ill effects.
Russian strikes hit Ukrainian capital and outskirts of Lviv (AP NEWS) Russian forces pressed their assault on Ukrainian cities Friday, with new missile strikes and shelling on the capital Kyiv and the outskirts of the western city of Lviv, as world leaders pushed for an investigation of the Kremlin’s repeated attacks on civilian targets, including schools, hospitals and residential areas.
Russia Is Destroying Kharkiv (New York Times) Residents describe what has been lost after three weeks of attacks.
‘The destruction is enormous’: Thousands more flee Mariupol and 350,000 remain hidden in shelters (The Telegraph) Refugees brave minefields, freezing weather and checkpoints – but it is unclear how much longer the humanitarian corridor might remain open
Deaths as shelling of cities throughout Ukraine intensifies (Al Jazeera) Russian strikes hit Kyiv, Lviv in the west, and Kharkiv and Kramatorsk in the east, Ukrainian officials say.
Hundreds feared trapped in Ukraine theater hit by airstrike (AP NEWS) Ukrainian authorities struggled to determine the fate of hundreds of civilians who had been sheltering in a theater smashed by a Russian airstrike in the besieged city of Mariupol as officials said Russian artillery Thursday destroyed more civilian buildings in another frontline city.
Drone footage appears to show Russian soldiers shooting civilian with his hands up in Ukraine (The Telegraph) The video was reportedly taken by a Ukrainian military drone operator
Russian strikes on Lviv raise fears of Ukraine war spreading west (the Guardian) Aircraft plant hit as Russia claims to be ‘tightening noose’ around south-eastern port city of Mariupol
At the Ukraine Border, Volunteers Struggle to Make Up for Absent NGOs (World Politics Review) Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, war refugees have been flooding across the country’s western border into Poland, greeted by local Poles, international volunteers and a few small NGOs operating in the country. How is this effort going three weeks into Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II?
Humanitarian corridors are meant to evacuate civilians in war. But they can be dangerous. (Washington Post) As shelling from Russian forces rains down on major Ukrainian cities, thousands of people are sheltering in subway stations, libraries and theaters while others try to escape.
Russia planning lightning advance to encircle Ukrainian army and claim victory (The Telegraph) Build-up of navy forces in Black Sea which appear ready to launch attack on Odesa could be a feint, warn experts
Russia’s Ruined Game Plan for Ukraine Is Visible in the South (Bloomberg) Abductions, regime change and potential referenda form core. More military success than elsewhere but challenges piling up.
What the Reported Deaths of 4 Russian Generals Mean About the Fighting in Ukraine (Military.com) As reports of casualties and officer deaths increase, some experts believe Russian soldiers who are seeing the horrors firsthand are at a breaking point.
Russia suffering shortages, struggling to sustain troops: Pentagon (Newsweek) Putin's forces are "three weeks in, basically frozen around the country, struggling to feed their troops and to supply them with arms and ammunition."
Why the skies over Ukraine have proven so deadly for Russian pilots (Task & Purpose) A dangerous combination of doctrine, training and equipment is partly to blame for the Russian air force's heavy losses in Ukraine.
Know Your Enemy: why the Russian Air-Space Force is not meant to fight the way Western Air Forces do and Why it rules the Ukrainian skies – above the frontline (The Aviation Geek Club) Know Your Enemy: why the Russian Air-Space Force is not meant to fight the way Western Air Forces do and Why it rules the Ukrainian skies
Slovakia Ready to Provide S-300s and MiG-29s to Ukraine, Pending New Replacements (Air Force Magazine) Slovakia is willing to provide missile systems and fighters to Ukraine to fight Russia, but needs new equipment to backfill those gaps.
Britain sends its ‘Sky Sabre’ air-defense system to guard Polish skies (Defense News) The move is part of a wider upgrade of NATO assets in Poland and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.
Russia Crisis Military Assessment: The weapons Ukraine needs most to win the war (Atlantic Council) According to our military experts, the war has transitioned from a lightning offensive to a brutal war of attrition.
What are Switchblade drones, the kamikaze ‘killer’ drones Biden is sending to Ukraine? (Washington Post) President Biden is ramping up efforts to help Ukraine fight back amid Russia’s invasion, announcing an extensive new package Wednesday that he said would “provide unprecedented assistance” to the country. The increase in military aid includes a delivery of 100 Switchblade drones, small and precise weapons packed with explosives that are able to strike targets in “kamikaze” fashion, according to a U.S. official.
Cheap but lethal Turkish drones bolster Ukraine's defenses (AP NEWS) Vladimir Putin, Russia, Kyiv, Air Defense, Bayraktar, laser-guided bombs, Nagorno-Karabakh, Switchblade drones, President Biden, Ben Wallace, Syria, Armenia
Ukraine asks Japan for satellite data amid Russian invasion - Nikkei (Reuters) Ukraine is asking Japan for high-quality satellite imagery to help it fend off Russian troops, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday.
What a Russia-Ukraine peace deal might look like (Washington Post) With Russian troops bogged down in the fight against a defiant but battered Ukraine, both Moscow and Kyiv say the prospect of a negotiated settlement is growing.
How will the Ukraine war end? 10 experts weigh in (Newsweek) There was hope this week that diplomatic progress could end the war, but doubt reigns over whether a deal is imminent.
How Does the Ukraine War End? (Foreign Policy) The West needs to prepare for a lose-lose cease-fire.
Ukraine is now winning the war, but I fear it will lose the peace (The Telegraph) The Kremlin treats ceasefires and negotiations as a part of conflict, not as something separate from it
Putin Likely to Make Nuclear Threats If War Drags, U.S. Says (Bloomberg) President Vladimir Putin can be expected to brandish threats to use nuclear weapons against the West if stiff Ukrainian resistance to Russia’s invasion continues, draining conventional manpower and equipment, according to a new assessment by the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency.
A Losing and Desperate Putin Could Be Terrifying (Bloomberg) Fighting for his life, the Russian leader could turn to nuclear or chemical weapons, attacks on NATO members or atrocities against Ukrainian civilians.
Vladimir Putin has almost no chance of successfully occupying Ukraine (Atlantic Council) Vladimir Putin is throwing Russia's full military might into the invasion of Ukraine but any attempt to occupy large parts of the country is almost certainly doomed to fail.
Ukrainian military successes force Belarus to rethink role in Putin’s war (Atlantic Council) The fierce Ukrainian resistance to Russia's invasion is getting inside the heads of Belarusian military leaders and causing them to question the wisdom of joining Vladimir Putin's war.
Biden to Speak With Xi Friday in Bid to Keep Pressuring Putin (Bloomberg) U.S. and Chinese presidents to hold first call since invasion. Biden officials struggle to understand China position on war.
Biden looks to assess where China's Xi stands on Russia war (AP NEWS) President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping are set to speak on Friday as the White House warns Beijing that providing military or economic assistance for Russia's invasion of Ukraine will trigger severe consequences from Washington and beyond.
Biden Team Hardens View of China Tilting Toward Putin on Ukraine (Bloomberg.com) China’s muted response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has hardened views within the Biden administration that President Xi Jinping may be moving closer to supporting Moscow as the conflict continues, according to several people familiar with the matter.
FAST THINKING: What China stands to gain—and lose—by wading into the Ukraine war (Atlantic Council) How far will these autocrats take their “no limits” friendship?
Xi Jinping’s Faltering Foreign Policy (Foreign Affairs) The war in Ukraine and the perils of strongman rule.
Popular NPM Package Updated to Wipe Russia, Belarus Systems to Protest Ukraine Invasion (The Hacker News) NPM package has updated to wipe and replace data with a heart emoji on all systems in Russia.
Software Supply Chain Weakness: Snyk Warns of 'Deliberate Sabotage' of NPM Ecosystem (SecurityWeek) Software supply chain security fears escalated with the discovery "deliberate sabotage" of code in the open-source npm package manager ecosystem.
Leaked Ransomware Docs Show Conti Helping Putin From the Shadows (Wired) Members of the hacker gang may act in Russia’s interest, but their links to the FSB and Cozy Bear hackers appear ad hoc.
Russia's state websites hit by unprecedented cyberattacks, says Tass (euronews) Russia's government has proposed a raft of measures to support the IT sector, as the country becomes increasingly isolated from global financial systems.
Russian government websites face ‘unprecedented’ wave of hacking attacks, ministry says (Washington Post) Russian government websites and state-run media face an “unprecedented” wave of hacking attacks, the government said Thursday, prompting regulators to filter traffic coming from abroad.
Russian ministry says it's 'recording unprecedented attacks' on government websites (TheHill) Russia’s digital development and communications ministry said in a statement on Thursday it is “recording unprecedented attacks” on government websites and state-run news outlets amid Russia’s invasion in Ukraine,
Hackers Provide Livestream of Dozens of Cameras Inside Russia (Vice) The hackers plastered "Putin is killing children" and other messages across the feeds.
Ukraine’s Digital Ministry Is a Formidable War Machine (Wired) A government department run by savvy tech "freaks" has become a surprise defense against Russia.
Russia gets triggered by Ukraine joining NATO cyberdefense hub (BleepingComputer) Russia's ambassador to Estonia today compared Ukraine's participation in NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) intel-sharing cyberdefense hub to an attempt at blackmail.
Russian War Report: Hacked news program and deepfake video spread false Zelenskyy claims (Atlantic Council) A deep fake of President Zelenskyy, Russia threatens to block YouTube, and an information fog surrounding the Russian TV journalist who conducted on-air protest.
A Zelensky Deepfake Was Quickly Defeated. The Next One Might Not Be (Wired) The response to a video impersonating the Ukrainian president gives a blueprint for how to stop more sophisticated attempts.
Hoax caller claiming to be Ukrainian PM got through to UK defence secretary (the Guardian) Ben Wallace has launched an immediate inquiry to find out how apparent impostor was able to speak to him
Russians target Priti Patel and Ben Wallace with fake video calls (The Telegraph) Cabinet ministers subject to ’dirty tricks’ by impostors posing as Ukrainian prime minister
RT and Sputnik in Spanish boosted by Russian embassy tweets and suspicious accounts (Medium) RT en Español and Sputnik News catapulted by diplomatic Twitter accounts and inauthentic activity after Russia invaded Ukraine
Banning RT and Sputnik Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Free Speech (World Politics Review) On March 2, the EU announced that the Russian state-sponsored channels Sputnik and RT would be banned from broadcasting within the union, citing the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Kremlin’s systematic use of disinformation. The decision and others like it have broad and troubling implications for free expression.
Why Vladimir Putin Invokes Nazis to Justify His Invasion of Ukraine (New York Times) Ukraine’s government is “openly neo-Nazi” and “pro-Nazi,” controlled by “little Nazis,” President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia says.
Putin likens opponents to 'gnats,' signaling new repression (AP NEWS) Facing stiff resistance in Ukraine and crippling economic sanctions at home, Russian President Vladimir Putin is using language that recalls the rhetoric from Josef Stalin’s show trials of the 1930s.
‘It is not possible to stay quiet’: Putin’s first victim of ‘fake news’ law speaks out (the Guardian) Socialite and food blogger Veronika Belotserkovskaya says she is both amused and shocked to be charged
The internet forgot about Clubhouse. Anti-war Russians didn't. (Input) The audio app may have fallen out of vogue, but it's become some Russians' lifeline amid a social media crackdown.
‘We are unstoppable': How a team of Polish programmers built a digital tool to evade Russian censorship (The Record by Recorded Future) Over the last two weeks, as the Kremlin has increasingly tightened its control on independent media and censored news about its invasion of Ukraine, people around the world have used a new tool to send messages to random Russian citizens about the reality of the ongoing war.
Contrary to Russian media reports, 3 Tennessee Guardsmen were not killed in Ukraine (Military Times) Russian media outlet Pravda reported that three members of the Tennessee National Guard died while fighting in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Promotion Of Fake Paris Bombing Video Highlights Risks Of Misinformation (Forbes) The Ukrainian government and local news outlets are disseminating a violent fake video of Paris under siege as a warning to the world — a move that misinformation experts say could be dangerous.
International Law Goes to War in Ukraine (Foreign Affairs) The legal pushback to Russia’s invasion.
Punish Putin for past and present crimes (Atlantic Council) Justice will remain incomplete if the dots aren't connected among Putin’s crimes in Chechnya, Syria, and Ukraine.
What are War Crimes? Could Putin Be Prosecuted for Them? (Bloomberg) Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 and its repeated attacks on civilian targets have led to calls in the U.S., U.K. and Europe to hold President Vladimir Putin and his subordinates accountable.
EXPLAINER: Who's a war criminal, and who gets to decide? (AP NEWS) President Joe Biden flatly called Russia’s Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for the unfolding onslaught in Ukraine. Here's a look at what that means and the history behind the phrase.
The EU needs Ukraine (Atlantic Council) The European Union needs to embrace Ukraine's membership aspirations in order to demonstrate its own commitment to European values and its opposition to Vladimir Putin's authoritarian alternative.
The EU should stop Putin from paying for his war with an oil levy (Atlantic Council) An EU levy on Russian oil could serve a dual purpose. It could stabilize energy markets and mitigate the impact on the average EU consumer while, at the same time, stripping Putin of the oil rents that fund his aggression in Ukraine.
House Votes to End Russia’s Favored Trade Status With U.S. (Bloomberg) Legislation allows U.S. to hike tariffs on Russian products. Schumer has pledged the Senate will quickly pass the bill.
Lawmakers, experts debate whether fears about evasion of cryptocurrency sanctions are overblown (CyberScoop) Fear abounds that Russia will use cryptocurrency to skirt U.S. sanctions imposed in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
Crypto an Unlikely Route for Russian Sanctions Evasion, Experts Say (Wall Street Journal) Lawmakers introduce a bill that would sanction crypto platforms that do business with already-sanctioned entities.
FinCEN Puts $5M Bounty On Assets 'Stolen' By Russian Elites (Law360) The U.S. Treasury Department warned banks about potential ploys by Russian elites to evade U.S. sanctions through transactions involving real estate, fine art, yachts and other pricey items, concurrently launching a program that could pay more than $5 million to tipsters who help seize such "stolen" assets.
Broke Oligarch Says Sanctioned Billionaires Have No Sway Over Putin (Bloomberg) In an exclusive interview, Mikhail Fridman—one of Russia’s original oligarchs—argues that punishing billionaires like him shows a troubling misunderstanding of power in Russia.
A Guide To The Private Jets And Helicopters Owned By Sanctioned Russian Billionaires (Forbes) The aircraft are registered in offshore jurisdictions like the Isle of Man and Bermuda that are attempting to make it harder for the oligarchs to keep flying.
Italy set to curb use of Russian anti-virus software in public sector (Reuters) Italy's government is poised to curb the use of Russian anti-virus software in the public sector in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, fearing Moscow could hijack the programs to hack key websites, officials said.
Germany’s $120 Billion Software Giant SAP Says It Stopped Working With Russian Banks. Ukraine Demands It Do More (Forbes) Ukraine says the $120 billion tech giant’s contracts with Russian banking customers are funding the murders of children.
Qualcomm stops selling products to Russian companies (Reuters) Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it has stopped selling its products to Russian companies in compliance with U.S.-imposed sanctions after Moscow invaded Ukraine.
This N. Va. company is supplying satellite devices to Ukraine (Washington Business Journal) Supply chain issues continue to be a challenge for keeping up with demand.
Russia appears to have avoided default as it makes a $117 million bond payment. (New York Times) Sanctions have isolated the country financially, driven down the value of the ruble and cut off Moscow’s access to about half its foreign currency reserves.
JPMorgan Processed Russia Bond Payments, Sent Money to Citi (Bloomberg) Approvals from U.S. authorities sought, received by JPMorgan. S&P still sees risk of nonpayment, cuts Russia ratings again.
Russian c.bank gives Sberbank licence to issue, exchange digital assets (Reuters) Russia's central bank on Thursday said it had given major lender Sberbank a licence to issue and exchange digital financial assets, a move that may open new opportunities for the bank as it seeks to blunt the effect of Western sanctions.
Russia May Never Recover Its Status as an Energy Giant (World Politics Review) Russia’s transformation from top energy producer to pariah is dramatically altering the world energy market, generating anxiety about the risks posed to the global economy. Through it all, countries have remained committed to their embargo of Russian hydrocarbons—no matter the cost. A paradigm shift appears to be underway.
Russian businesses in US face backlash from war in Ukraine (AP NEWS) They're pouring out vodka, boycotting Russian restaurants and even leaving threatening voicemail messages at Russian businesses. Angered by the deadly violence and the humanitarian crisis resulting from Russia's war on Ukraine, some Americans are taking it out on Russian businesses and brands in the U.S.
Shock Waves From War in Ukraine Threaten to Swamp Sri Lanka (Bloomberg) Soaring oil, dipping foreign reserves jolt $81 billion economy. Facing default, island-nation in talks with IMF for bailout.
Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
Google discovers threat actor working as an ‘initial access broker’ for Conti ransomware hackers (TechCrunch) "Exotic Lily" breaks into vulnerable organizations and sells access to victim networks.
Google Looks At Cybercrime Group's Various Modes Of Attack (Law360) A cybercrime group that sells access to victim networks to clients — including a notorious Russian ransomware gang — used artificial technology to create fake LinkedIn profiles in a campaign targeting at least 650 organizations worldwide, Google said Thursday.
Exposing initial access broker with ties to Conti (Google) Threat Analysis Group (TAG) observed a financially motivated threat actor we refer to as EXOTIC LILY, exploiting a 0day in Microsoft MSHTML (CVE-2021-40444). Investigating this group's activity, we determined they are an Initial Access Broker (IAB) who appear to be working with the Russian cyber crime gang known as FIN12 (Mandiant, FireEye) / WIZARD SPIDER (CrowdStrike).
Conti Ransomware: An Analysis of Key Findings (Arctic Wolf) Arctic Wolf's analysis sheds light on the nature of communications between the alleged individuals operating within the Conti threat actor group. Find key takeaways, methodology, and more.
Experts Find Some Affiliates of BlackMatter Now Spreading BlackCat Ransomware (The Hacker News) Researchers have found evidence that the same cybercriminal affiliates of BlackMatter are now spreading BlackCat ransomware.
Russia-linked Cyclops Blink botnet targeting ASUS routers (Security Affairs) The recently discovered Cyclops Blink botnet, which is believed to be a replacement for the VPNFilter botnet, is now targeting the ASUS routers. The recently discovered Cyclops Blink botnet is now targeting the ASUS routers, reports Trend Micro researchers. The Cyclops Blink malware has been active since at least June 2019, it targets WatchGuard Firebox and other […]
'LokiLocker' Ransomware Packs Data Wiping Capabilities (SecurityWeek) A recently identified Ransomware-as-a-Service (Raas) family includes both file encryption and data wiping functionality, rendering infected computers unusable if the victim does not pay the ransom in time.
Scammers have 2 clever new ways to install malicious apps on iOS devices (Ars Technica) Getting past the App Store gatekeeper has always been tough. Here are two new ways.
SolarWinds Warns of Attacks Targeting Web Help Desk Users (SecurityWeek) SolarWinds this week issued an alert to warn customers of potential cyberattacks targeting unpatched Web Help Desk (WHD) instances.
US government clients unaffected by Viasat cyberattack (C4ISRNet) "The investigation into the recent cyber event on the KA-SAT European network continues in partnership with law enforcement, government partners and Viasat’s third-party cybersecurity firm," Viasat said in a statement March 11. "We currently believe this was a deliberate, isolated and external cyber event."
Vulnerabilities in Veeam backup solutions dangerous for data centers and Windows systems eliminated thanks to Positive Technologies (Positive Technologies) Among the possible consequences of the attacks are infection with ransomware, data theft, and denial of service
SIA's in-flight retailer KrisShop targeted in phishing attack, data of 4,749 customers exposed (The Straits Times) Personal data exposed included names, e-mail addresses, residential addresses, contact numbers and KrisShop e-voucher numbers.
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Police warn of SMS phishing scam involving fake Singpass website (CNA) The Singapore Police Force warned the public on Friday (Mar 18) against SMS phishing scams designed to deceive recipients into visiting a fake Singpass website.
Victims have reported receiving unsolicited SMSes from unknown senders with numbers such as “73333”. The message indicated that the
'Media was right': Lawmakers confirm data breach, hacking of voters' info (Manila Bulletin) The Nation's Leading Newspaper
Cyber vulnerable Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) have caused physical damage to data centers (Control Global) Cyber security of the control system devices in buildings and data centers including process sensors, valves, actuators, and power supplies have limited cyber security.
Security Patches, Mitigations, and Software Updates
Treck TCP/IP Stack (Update H) (CISA) 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CVSS v3 10.0 --------- Begin Update H Part 1 of 3 --------- ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/public exploits are available --------- End Update H Part 1 of 3 ---------
CISOs face 'perfect storm' of ransomware, state-backed crime (Register) As some nations turn a blind eye, defense becomes life-or-death matter
Security Experts Face Record Cyber Threats, Overwhelming Workload (PR Newswire) New research from Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, warns of spiraling risk to digital...
Infinipoint Survey Reveals High Interest in Zero Trust for Device Access but Obstacles Are Holding Back Implementation (Infinipoint) Infinipoint Survey Also Indicates Security Teams Have Relatively Low Confidence in their End-User Device Security Posture.
Todyl Banks $28M Series A Investment (SecurityWeek) Security and networking platform provider Todyl has raised $28 million in Series A funding led by Anthos Capital.
Datto exploring sale after takeover interest (CRN Australia) Received interest from private equity firms, Bloomberg reported.
Cisco insiders worry that pressure from competitors like Microsoft and a complicated sales process could undermine its $4 billion bet on cybersecurity (Business Insider) Insiders say Cisco's cybersecurity momentum is slowing down, and worry that it's being outpaced by competitors like Microsoft and Google.
Brennan IT's security play pays off (CRN Australia) MSP’s “Distributed SOC” scores nods from vendor partners.
Products, Services, and Solutions
Microsoft Releases Open Source Tool for Securing MikroTik Routers (SecurityWeek) Microsoft has released an open source tool that can be used to secure MikroTik routers and check for signs of Trickbot malware.
Codenotary adds vulnerability scanning to its repertoire (CSO Online) With new addition, company's cloud solution boasts end-to-end protection of software supply chain.
Technologies, Techniques, and Standards
Strengthening Cybersecurity of SATCOM Network Providers and Customers (CISA) CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are aware of possible threats to U.S. and international satellite communications (SATCOM) networks. Successful intrusions into SATCOM networks could create additional risk for SATCOM network customer environments. In response, CISA and FBI have published joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) Strengthening Cybersecurity of SATCOM Network Providers and Customers, which provides mitigations and resources to strengthen SATCOM provider and customer cybersecurity.
Strengthening Cybersecurity of SATCOM Network Providers and Customers (CISA) Actions to Take Today: • Use secure methods for authentication. • Enforce principle of least privilege. • Review trust relationships. • Implement encryption. • Ensure robust patching and system configuration audits. • Monitor logs for suspicious activity. • Ensure incident response, resilience, and continuity of operations plans are in place.
CISA Tells SATCOM Network Providers and Customers to Strengthen Cybersecurity (ClearanceJobs) Both CISA and the FBI say they are aware of possible threats to U.S. and international satellite communication (SATCOM) networks.
NIST Releases ICS Cybersecurity Guidance for Manufacturers (SecurityWeek) NIST has released the final version of a special publication focusing on offering information and guidance to manufacturers for protecting ICS environments.
NIST SPECIAL PUBLICATION 1800-10 Protecting Information and System Integrity in Industrial Control System Environments: Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Sector (NIST) Many manufacturing organizations rely on industrial control systems (ICS) to monitor and control their machinery, production lines, and other physical processes that produce goods. To stay competitive, manufacturing organizations are increasingly connecting their operational technology (OT) systems to their information technology (IT) systems to enable and expand enterprise-wide connectivity and remote access for enhanced business processes and capabilities.
CISA "Shields Up" Warning in Light of Ukraine Conflict Means Businesses Must Act Now to Bolster Cybersecurity Posture, Says Cerberus Sentinel CEO (GlobeNewswire News Room) David Jemmett shares insights, counsel to help organizations globally to protect themselves from digital cybersecurity disaster...
How to address cybersecurity risk (Fortune) Everyone from boards to the C-suite and frontline managers need to emphasize the importance of cybersecurity, especially right now.
Data Breach can be destructive: Cyber-Forensics.net explains what to do when company data is at risk (EIN) Penetrating a computer network exposes a corporate business’s strengths and liabilities. Online hackers would do anything to acquire this data.
Why EDR is not sufficient to protect your organization (Help Net Security) Traditional EDR tools rely on behavioral analysis which means the threat has executed on the endpoint and it’s a race against time.
Design and Innovation
wolfSSL Supports Post-Quantum Cryptography (PRWeb) WolfSSL Inc. (Headquarters: Edmonds, Washington, USA), a vendor specializing in network security for embedded systems, announced today that its flagship prod
How The Modern Data Stack Is Going Real-Time (Crunchbase News) Real-time data infrastructure is enabling a new category of applications that can react to changing data as it happens, touching every part of the data stack. Nnamdi Iregbulem, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, explains how in this guest commentary.
Meta to test new tools to give brands control over ad placement on its platforms later this year (TechCrunch) Meta, formerly known as Facebook, says it will begin testing new content tools designed to give advertisers control over where their ads are shown on Facebook and Instagram feeds, the company announced on Thursday. The tools will allow companies to prevent their ads from being placed next to unsuit…
A Big Bet to Kill the Password for Good (Wired) After a decade of work, the FIDO Alliance says it’s found the missing piece in the bridge to a password-free future.
Legislation, Policy, and Regulation
Online Safety Bill: Has the government botched its attempt to stop the spread of hateful content online? (Sky News) Even after years of debate, there remain substantive differences of opinion about the nature and purpose of the bill, let alone what it will achieve when it finally becomes law.
Inside the plan to fix America’s never-ending cybersecurity failures (MIT Technology Review) The specter of Russian hackers and an overreliance on voluntary cooperation from the private sector means officials are finally prepared to get tough.
Section 230 reform is a hammer. Not every problem is a nail | Opinion (Newsweek) Even if you remove the liability shield of Section 230, you will still need another tool—a sword—that lets you hold digital platforms liable for their conduct.
Finra Pinpoints Scope of Potential Liability for Compliance Chiefs (Wall Street Journal) The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said it would only take action against chief compliance officers when they fail to carry out specific supervisory responsibilities designated by the firm, and not in matters where they play an advisory role.
Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement
Company Illegally Games Facebook Review Metrics, Suit Says (Law360) Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook Inc., has sued Customer Feedback Score Solutions, which it claims is an unlawful business that uses fake and hired Facebook accounts to provide bogus engagement for a fee and help advertisers evade the platform's enforcement mechanisms.