Because technology develops so rapidly, and “trends” are fast and furious, it is always hard to predict what the big issues will be for the next year. A year is a long time in the tech field. Just look at how fast ChatGPT became a sensation, with consumers and businesses falling quickly behind in analyzing

Chinese authorities have arrested alleged hackers in what appears to be the first-ever reported case of hackers using AI to develop ransomware. These alleged hackers reportedly used ChatGPT to refine the code for their home-grown ransomware encryption tool. ChatGPT has been banned in China in favor of Chinese tools such as Baidu’s Ernie Bot. However

On May 16, 2023, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released three advisories applicable to Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The Alerts cover vulnerabilities of Snap One OvrC Cloud, Rockwell ArmorStart, and Rockwell Automation Factory Talk Vantagepoint.  

The Snap One vulnerabilities, if exploited, “could allow an attacker to impersonate and claim devices, execute arbitrary

As we have pointed out before, it is cumbersome yet critical, to patch vulnerabilities on a timely basis. Cyber-attackers move swiftly to take advantage of known vulnerabilities and are aware of the challenges organizations have in closing those doors.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with its counterparts in other countries, issued a

Researchers at Heimdal Security have detected a new ransomware dubbed DeepBlueMagic. According to Heimdal, it is particularly concerning because it is able to disable security tools that companies have employed in order to avoid detection. After the security tools are disabled, the ransomware is deployed and encrypts entire hard drives, except for the system drive.

On July 28, 2021, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a cybersecurity alert entitled “Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities” in collaboration with the Australian Cyber Security Centre, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre, and the FBI.

The Alert concludes that cyber criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched systems, but that many of the

Coveware issued its Q1 2021 Ransomware Report on April 26, 2021, which concludes that “[D]ata exfiltration extortion continues to be prevalent and we have reached an inflection point where the vast majority of ransomware attacks now include the theft of corporate data.”

The Report states that the average ransom payment increased 43 percent from $154,108