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Research: Cloud Ransomware Hit Nearly 40% of Healthcare Organizations in 2020

Cloud ransomware attacks hit nearly 40 percent of healthcare organizations in 2020, Netwrix’s 2021 Cloud Data Security Report reveals.

DHS to Lead Biden’s Cybersecurity Agenda Across Gov’t Agencies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will lead the country’s cybersecurity efforts across government agencies. Here’s how.

MSSP Must Pay NY Sales Tax on Security Services Provided, Judge Rules

MSSPs must pay New York State sales tax for cybersecurity services delivered to customer networks & devices located in New York, judge rules.

Biden Wants International “Rules” to Combat Alleged Russian, Chinese Cyberattacks

The United States & democratic nations must jointly frame the “norms of behavior in cyberspace,” President Biden asserts at virtual Munich Security Conference.

DOJ Charges North Korean Hackers With Digital Crimes

U.S. Justice Department charges three North Korea-backed cyber operatives with conspiring to steal & extort more than $1.3B in cash & cryptocurrency.

North Korean Hackers Targeted Pfizer, South Korea Claims

North Korean hackers attempted to break into Pfizer network servers and steal COVID-19 vaccine information, report says.

Analysis: Critical and High Severity System Vulnerabilities Reach Record High in 2020

Hackers exploit victims by capitalizing on low complexity vulnerabilities and those that require no user interaction, analysis of 18,000 network weaknesses found.

Former CISA Leader: Stronger Cyberattack Deterrents Required

Barring closer scrutiny, harsher consequences & stronger leadership, cyberattacks will escalate, former CISA director Christopher Krebs & others allege.

CompTIA ISAO Names Executive Advisory Council

Fourteen luminaries spanning MSSPs, IT & cybersecurity providers, VCs & academia named to the security-centric CompTIA ISAO executive advisory council.

CISA Fact Sheet: How to Prevent, Mitigate Ransomware Attacks

CISA task force releases ransomware attack prevention & mitigation fact sheet to help organizations boost cybersecurity.