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How will cybersecurity evolve during the course of 2021? Special

How sophisticated will cyberattacks become and what can companies do to minimize the growing number of attacks and the developing sophistication of the attacks.

Ransomware forces provider Netgain to take down data centers Special

While not reported at the time, it has been revealed that cloud hosting and IT services provider Netgain was forced to take some of their data centers offline after suffering a ransomware attack in late November 2020.

Lessons are still to be learned from recent cybersecurity cases Special

Cyberattacks were a common, almost daily reported feature during 2020, along with other data breaches and system compromises. Digital Journal takes a look at some of the more significant incidents and impacted sectors.

Cyberattacks strike at COVID-19 vaccine cold chains Special

Adding to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, news has surfaced that bad actors have implemented an email phishing scheme aimed at global coronavirus vaccine supply chains.

Q&A: CISO 2020 lessons learned and 2021 predictions Special

Chief information security officers (CISO) are responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets are adequately protected. In 2020, this has proved challenging. Will 2021 be different?

Biden says huge cyberattack cannot go unanswered

Wilmington - President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that the perpetrators of a massive cyberattack on the US government, unofficially blamed on Russia, must face consequences, and assailed President Donald Trump over his response to the threat.

Main cybersecurity challenges for 2021 identified Special

As New Year approaches there is far more uncertainty compared with years past, both in terms of health and the economy. But will 2021 be the end to such woes, pandemic and otherwise? Looking at security issues for 2021 is Kowsik Guruswamy.

The importance of passwords for maintaining cybersecurity Special

Password management remains essential for cybersecurity controls. As well as the importance of password management, there are risks around the use of passwords in public spaces. Some experts provide advice.

Millions of medical images are exposed online Special

More than 45 million medical images – including X-rays, MRI and CT scans, as well as accompanying data that could identify the people in those images - are exposed on open servers, according to new research.

Q&A: The rise of the cloud could rain down cybersecurity risks Special

This year has been a tough one for cybersecurity professionals, both emotionally and in terms of the wave of attack on business systems. The end-of-year respite will brief, and professionals need to get up to speed with new challenges.

Has the U.S. government been victimized by Russian cyberattacks? Special

Several U.S. government networks, including the Treasury, Commerce and Homeland Security Departments, have each been hit by a major cyberespionage campaign operated by Russian hackers.

Ransomware attack cripples Vancouver public transportation agency Special

Vancouver - A ransomware attack has crippled the operations of TransLink, the public transportation agency for the city of Vancouver, Canada. The issue caused widespread disruption throughout the city.

Get ready for 2021: Ransomware, healthcare, nation-state hacks Special

Recovered from the traumas of the biological virus restrictions of 2020? Get ready for digital codes of a malicious nature, where cybersecurity issues will increase across 2021, according to a leading expert.

Hacker leaks credentials for 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs Special

A hacker has now leaked the credentials for almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs. The records taken related to several banks and other financial institutions. There are concerns that risks remain.

Q&A: Securing the 'next normal' through improved cybersecurity Special

What will the 'new normal' look like in 2021 and how can these be secured? Understanding this will enable businesses to set their cybersecurity priorities and spending plans for for 2021.

Cyberattacks launched towards LSU Medical Centers Special

As part of the cyber-war directed to the U.S. health institutions, a new event has come to light. This is in the form of several cyberattacks directed towards Louisiana State University medical centers.

Warning: Domestic cyber terrorism on the rise in 2021 Special

This year has been rocky, yet as businesses attempt to re-build for 2021, next year will see a continuation of challenges and some new threats emerging. These include new cyber-threats, both internal and external to the nation state.

The North Face forced to reset passwords following cyberattack Special

Outdoor retail giant The North Face has reset the passwords of an undisclosed number of customers following a successful credential stuffing attack that took place last month, on October 9th, 2020.

Liquid: Cryptocurrency firm experiences cybersecurity breach Special

Liquid, which is one of the top 20 cryptocurrency exchange portals, has disclosed a security breach this week. This appears to have led to considerable amounts of personally identifiable information being exposed and stolen by hackers.

Prediction: What does 2021 hold for cybersecurity in the U.S.? Special

What does 2021 hold for cybersecurity? We spoke with IronNet cybersecurity’s top experts on topics such as disinformation, remote work, healthcare industry regulations, ransomware attacks and more.

What can industries learn from recent healthcare cyberattacks? Special

The latter part of 2020 has seen an increase in cyberattacks, with many of the more sophisticated measures being targeted at healthcare institutions. The rest of the businesses world should take note.

What's behind Russian hacking of Tokyo Olympic games? Special

The British government has exposed a series of Russian cyberattacks, orientated against Olympic and Paralympic Games. The attack was, according to reports, counter-blocked using UK and US intelligence services.

Advice for combating the world’s largest cyberattacks Special

According to leading expert Jeff Brown CEO at Open Systems, understanding your cybersecurity, response time and smart security investments like managed detection and response (MDR) providers, is critical to keeping a business safe.

Ransomware strikes Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn Special

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn and the University of Vermont Health Network are the latest victims of the Ryuk ransomware attack spree covering the healthcare industry across the U.S.

Isentia's breach and its impact on government departments Special

The media monitoring firm Isentia in Australia has been hit by a ransomware attack. What does this mean for the company's work with government departments and the Australian Stock Exchange?

Looking behind the True social app breach Special

True is an app that promotes itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” Ironically, the app has reportedly been involved with a data breach. A leading security expert looks into matter.

Lessons for the Universal Health Services ransomware attack Special

Following news that a major U.S. healthcare provider was hit by a crippling ransomware attack, there are lessons to be learned in terms of preventative actions to safeguard systems from ransomware.

Warning: Financial Services remain a target for cyberattacks

Accenture have issued a new report looking at the threats faced by financial services from various cyber-threats. Among the risks are deepfakes, cloud vulnerabilities, and a new threat aimed at emergent 5G technology.

Schools forced to postpone after ransomware attacks Special

For many the school year has just begun. Not so in Hartford, Connecticut, where officials were forced to postpone the first day of the new school calendar year after a ransomware infection impacted the city's IT network.

Just why did Canadian Government agencies go offline? Special

During mid-August 2020 many Canadian government services went offline. It has come to light that this was due to a cyberattack. Further evidence suggests the Canadian authorities are a regular target for rogue actors.
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