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62% of Surveyed Organizations Hit By Supply Chain Attacks in 2021

You’ve heard more about the supply chain in the past two years than you ever expected, or likely wanted. But, as a cybersecurity professional, you now have even more reason to pay attention besides not being able to get your favorite products at the grocery store. The apps used to develop software and run the […]

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Purdue University’s CERIAS 2021 Security Symposium – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Levi Lloyd’s ‘Securing the Software Supply Chain’

Our thanks to Purdue University’s The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) for publishing their illuminating security symposiums, seminars, talks, and presentations on the Schools’ YouTube channel.
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Supply-Side Hackonomics: Supply Chain Attacks and Data Security

Most people now know far more about supply chains than they ever wanted to. Still, anyone could forgive you for not knowing the term ‘supply chain hack’. Often, when the media reports these types of attacks, they name them and broadcast the name of the company that was targeted around the world. That has helped […]

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Ransomware Resilience Tops Findings in X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2022

For the third year in a row, ransomware was the top attack type globally in 2021, despite some successes last year by law enforcement to take down ransomware groups. This was among the top findings of IBM Security’s latest research published in the tenth annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, a comprehensive overview of the global […]

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2021 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Security Roundup

In 2020, ransomware actors demanded $17 million from a laptop maker and $34 million from a Taiwanese electronics contract company. The past two years have also delivered major disruptions for supply chains. The pandemic pushed supply chain attack issues front-and-center, with disruptions up 67% in 2020 and problems expected to persist as global markets adjust to the ‘new […]

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A New Cybersecurity Executive Order Puts the Heat on Critical Infrastructure Suppliers

Ransomware. Five years ago, the cybersecurity community knew that term well, although among others it was far from dinner table conversation. Times have changed. Since early 2020, ransomware has hit a slew of headlines. People inside and outside of the security industry are talking about it, and many have experienced the ransomware pain firsthand. The […]

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Maritime Cybersecurity: A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats

Ports and ships — the maritime industry — are vital points in the global supply chain for food, medicine, consumer goods, fuel and many other products. Most of the world’s globally traded goods travel by sea. That’s why maritime security is key for supply chain security. Meanwhile, maritime cybersecurity faces threats at multiple places, including […]

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Using Open-Source Intelligence for Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been challenging for IT and security teams for as long as businesses have relied on technology. Every company’s IT system is as unique as the company itself. Your business may run on commonly used tools and apps, and industry best practices to deploy and configure them. Nevertheless, these systems get […]

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Supply Chain Attack: What It Is (and What to Do About It)

The past two years have delivered major disruptions for supply chains. The pandemic pushed supply chain attack issues front-and-center, with disruptions up 67% in 2020 and problems expected to persist as global markets adjust to ‘new normal’ operations. Increasing reliance on digital supply solutions, however, has also set the stage for increasing supply chain attacks. […]

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What Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Means for Supply Chain Attacks

With cybersecurity guidelines coming down from the executive branch, industry and policymakers clearly both see the extent of the cyberattack problem. Take a look at the contents of the Biden administration’s May executive order and what it means for people working in the industry, especially in regards to supply chain attacks. The executive order covers […]

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