Tag Archives: cyber attack

Symantec: ‘Gallmaker’ Cyber Attack Group Uses ‘Living off the Land’ Tactics to Avoid Detection

Symantec has identified a new cyber espionage group dubbed Gallmaker that launches attacks on some government, defense and military organizations in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The company said Thursday the Gallmaker group uses publicly available hacking tools and “living off the land” techniques to access targeted computers and …

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Siemens, ISA Co-Sponsor Workshop on Energy Sector Cybersecurity

Siemens and the International Society of Automation co-sponsored a workshop on Monday, Oct. 29, in Houston to discuss new approaches to safeguard the energy sector from cyber attacks. Cybersecurity professionals from government and industry discussed how machine learning and security analytics platforms could help detect vulnerabilities and defend industrial control …

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Ronald Hahn: AECOM Unveils New Service to Advance Critical Infrastructure Resilience

AECOM has introduced a new service offering that leverages the company’s integrated framework for risk management to increase the resilience of critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. The company said Thursday the National Preparedness offering is based on the Converged Resilience risk management model that combines AECOM’s cybersecurity experience with technical …

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Mitre to Help 8 Companies Perform Cyber Tool Assessments

Mitre has launched an initiative to help eight companies test and improve their cybersecurity platforms, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. The research nonprofit organization will work with Carbon Black, CounterTack, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Endgame, Microsoft, RSA and SentinelOne to assess their endpoint security tools and other cyber offerings. Mitre will …

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Fortinet’s Phil Quade: Addressing IT-Operational Tech Integration Key to Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Phil Quade, chief information security officer at Fortinet, told Federal News Radio’s Ask the CIO program that aired Wednesday federal agency leaders seeking to cyber-secure operational technology used to power critical infrastructure should address the rising integration of OT with information technology driven by the prevalence of internet-connected devices. Quade said …

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Raytheon-Ponemon Survey: IT Professionals Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Data Breach Due to Unsafe Internet Devices

A Raytheon-commissioned study has found that 82 percent of senior information technology professionals said they predict the use of unsecured internet of things-based devices to result in a major data breach over the next three years. The Ponemon Institute polled approximately 1,100 senior IT practitioners in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East …

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Cisco’s Diane Gongaware: Agencies Should Implement ‘Proactive’ Cybersecurity Approach

Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. public sector services at Cisco, has said agencies should adopt a “proactive” approach to cybersecurity in order to facilitate threat detection and response as well as mitigate the impacts of cyber attacks. Gongaware wrote in a FedTech article published Tuesday that agencies should conduct risk assessments to …

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Reports: Deloitte Hack Compromises Company Email Server

Deloitte has been a target of a cyber attack that compromised the accounting firm’s global email server through the use of an “administrator’s account” to gain access, The Guardian reported Monday. The report said Deloitte learned of the security breach in March and that hacking activities could have started since October …

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