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Inside Congresss Game-changing Incident Response Legislation

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April 22, 2022

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Many cybersecurity enthusiasts in the U.S. were praising the introduction of a new law this week – the CIRCIA (Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act), but should we be so celebratory? We look at what its arrival means for organizations in this week’s newsletter. Meanwhile, after months of subdued activity, several high-profile ransomware gangs have reared their heads. We delve into the return of the REvil gang, the effect that the Conti group has had on the U.S. healthcare industry and the ways Russian state-sponsored attackers are using malware to target Ukraine and its allies.






Inside Congress’s ‘Game-changing’ Incident Response Legislation

Last month, the U.S. Congress passed the CIRCIA (Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022), which requires organizations involved in critical infrastructure to report cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours. Jen Easterly, the head of the CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency), said the legislation is a “game-changer”, but is that really true? IT Governance USA consultant William Gamble investigates. Continue reading >>

Ransomware Prevention: 5 Tips To Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most significant cybersecurity risks currently facing organizations. Attacks last year on Colonial Pipeline and JBS have demonstrated the real-world consequences of ransomware. They should be a wake-up call to organizations that don’t yet have a plan in place to mitigate the threat. But what exactly should you be doing? We help you answer that question in this blog, providing five things you can do to protect your organization from ransomware. Continue reading >>






US officials ramp up warnings about Russian cyberattacks

“We are seeing Russian state actors scanning, probing, looking for opportunities, looking for weaknesses in our systems on critical infrastructure, on businesses” Continue reading >>

Conti’s Ransomware Toll on the Healthcare Industry

Conti — one of the most ruthless and successful Russian ransomware groups — publicly declared during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that it would refrain from targeting healthcare providers. But new information confirms this pledge was always a lie, and that Conti has launched more than 200 attacks against hospitals and other healthcare facilities since first surfacing in 2018 under its earlier name, “Ryuk.” Continue reading >>

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