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2023

Rich Tehrani Comm & Tech Blog, Norwalk, Connecticut (USA) Cybersecurity in the Wake of MOVEit Attack: Strategies for a Safer Tomorrow *
The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts (USA) Eversource, Unitil are latest utilities to warn of customer data breach *
ThinkAdvisor: Investment News & Analysis for Financial Advisors, New York City (USA): TD Ameritrade Hit With Class-Action Suit Over MOVEit Hack *
Wall Street Journal, WSJ Pro / What the board needs to know (USA): Are you at risk of being ‘socially engineered’ by hackers? *
Cybersecurity Dive, Washington (USA): MOVEit attack victim count surpasses 1,000 organizations *
Ermer & Suter PLLC, Washington DC (USA): Cybersecurity Saturday *
The Statesman - Student newspaper serving Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York USA): Cyberattack raises security concerns among SBU students and faculty *
EDUCV - Working group of operational information security teams, University of Stuttgart (Germany): Lagebericht: Ransomware bei Einrichtungen im Deutschen Forschungsnetz ("Situation Report: Ransomware at Institutions in the German Research Network") *
DKCERT - Danish Computer Security Incident Response Team, Lyngby (Denmark): Rekord i registrerede ransomwareangreb ("Record in recorded ransomware attacks")
Colorado School of Mines - A Premier Engineering University, Golden, Colorado (USA): Attention: MDCP and 403(b) Retirement Plan Participants *
The HIPAA Journal, Lansing, Michigan (USA): July 2023 Healthcare Data Breach Report *
Cyber Security Connect (Australia): Clop ransomware gang dumps all its MOVEit data online *
The Royal Alberta United Services Institute (Canada): Cyber-Intelligence Report *
The HIPAA Journal, Lansing, Michigan (USA): Records of 4 Million Coloradans Compromised in MOVEit Transfer Attack *
BankInfoSecurity.com - Information Security Media Group, Princeton, New Jersey (USA): Count of Organizations Affected by MOVEit Attacks Hits 637, by Mathew J. Schwartz *
iThome, Taipei (Taiwan): 鎖定MFT系統MOVEit攻擊事件近六百家企業機構遭殃,且規模持續擴大(截至7月31日) ("Lockdown of MFT System MOVEit Attack Hits Nearly Six Hundred Business Organizations and Continues to Grow in Scale - as of July 31)
The HIPAA E-Tool, St. Louis, Missouri (USA): Lessons From the MOVEit Data Breach *
BankInfoSecurity.com - Information Security Media Group, Princeton, New Jersey (USA): Known MOVEit Attack Victim Count Reaches 545 Organizations, by Mathew J. Schwartz *
Colorado Computer Support, Colorado Springs (USA): MOVEit Data Breach Impacting 35 Million Users Worldwide *
Harry HR, Leiderdorp (Netherlands): The Impact of Financial Care on Employee Mental Health *
Help Net Security (Croatia): Has the MOVEit hack paid off for Cl0p? *
Data Breach Today, Princeton, New Jersey (USA): Service Provider's Probe Counts More Victims of MOVEit Hacks *
Swiss IT Magazine, Thalwil (Switzerland): Moveit-Attacke betrifft auch Schweizer Unternehmen *
The Cyber Express, Alpharetta, Georgia (USA): PwC Data Breach: Exposed Stolen Information Now Available on .com Domain *
HappyCo, Carlsbad, California (USA): Why SOC 2 Type II Certification Matters in Multifamily *
BankInfoSecurity.com - Information Security Media Group, Princeton, New Jersey (USA): As Data Breach Reports Surge, Healthcare Is Most Hit Sector, by Mathew J. Schwartz *
Communications Litigation Today, Warren Communications News, Washington (USA): Pension Fund Victim Moves Court to Transfer 10 Related Cases to MOVEit Data Breach MDL *
Heise Datenleck bei Banken: Hackerangriff betrifft auch ING und Comdirect ("Data leak at banks: hacker attack also affects ING and Comdirect") *
Podcast: Cyber Morning Call (Brazil): Cyber Morning Call - #348 - 06/07/2023
Sächsische Anstalt für kommunale Datenverarbeitung (SAKD): Auswahlkriterien für eine Software zur Verwaltung von Daten des Informations-Sicherheits-Management-Systems (Saxon institute for municipal data processing: "Selection criteria for software for managing data in the information security management system") *
SC Media, Cyber Risk Alliance, New York (USA): MOVEit hackers may have found simpler business model beyond ransomware *
defenceWeb - Africa's leading defence news portal (South Africa): Enhancing data security in the defence industry through encryption *
Digi.no (Norway) Personinfo fra norsk inkassofirma kan være på avveie etter gigantisk løsepengeangrep ("Personal information from Norwegian debt collection company may have gone astray after giant ransomware attack") With a graphic from KonBriefing (Paywall)
Connect Professional Zero Trust: Damit das digitale Bürger-Vertrauen nicht erodiert ("Zero Trust: Making sure citizens' digital trust doesn't erode") *
Correio dos Açores, Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal) Cibersegurança – um assunto que diz respeito a todos ("Cybersecurity – a matter that concerns everyone") *
Pontoon Solutions, Jacksonville, Florida (USA) Industrials Segment Burst: Summer 2023 - Cybersecurity talent in aviation *
HIS-Institut für Hochschulentwicklung e. V.: Cyberangriffe auf deutsche Hochschulen (HIS Institute for Higher Education Development: "Cyberattacks on German universities") *
Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences DIGITALIZATION, VULNERABILITY AND (CRITICAL) SOCIETAL INFRASTRUCTURES (Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: DIGITALISIERUNG, VULNERABILITÄT UND (KRITISCHE) GESELLSCHAFTLICHE INFRASTRUKTUREN) *
Tagesspiegel, Newspaper, Berlin (Germany) Systemrisiko Bitmarck? *
CBS 17 WNCN, Raleigh (USA) Cyber attacks infecting at new levels in 2023, experts say, Steve Sbraccia *
European Union - European Committee of the Regions / Simona Cavallini, Rossella Soldi, Gabriele Casalini, Giorgos Verdi, Antonio Grasso Digital Resilience *
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE, New York (USA) / A. Hussain; F. Aguiló-Gost; E. Simó-Mezquita; E. Marín-Tordera; X. Massip An NIDS for Known and Zero-Day Anomalies *
Næringslivets sikkerhetsråd - Industry Safety Council (Norway) NRK Trusselvurdering *
DKCERT - Danish Computer Security Incident Response Team DKCERT Trendrapport 2023 *
American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC (USA) / Lilla Nóra Kiss: The United States’ Tech Regulatory Dilemma—Through a Foreigner’s Eyes *
Georges Ataya, Professor and Academic Director at Solvay Brussels School (Belgium)
What are the responsibilities of leaders in digital protection and in responding to cybersecurity incidents? *
IHK Koblenz / IHKHub: IT-Sicherheit: So sensibilisieren Sie Ihre Mitarbeiter ("IT security: How to raise awareness among your employees") *
FundsPeople España, Reference community for collective investments and asset managers in Southern Europe, Madrid (Spain): Ciberataques: guía para medir este riesgo en el análisis de una compañía ("Cyber-attacks: a guide to measuring this risk in a company's analysis") *
Better Internet for Kids / European Schoolnet - on behalf of the European Commission Cybersecurity and cybercrime *
Zukunft Digitale Bildung gGmbH / Lehrer-News: Cyberattacken in Karlsruhe: Bildungseinrichtungen immer häufiger von Hackerangriffen betroffen ("Cyberattacks in Karlsruhe: Educational institutions increasingly affected by hacker attacks") *
SBMIntel, Nigeria's leading geopolitical intelligence platform (Nigeria) The week ahead - Shuffle *
Business Day - daily business newspaper (Nigeria): Election: Global attack map contradicts Pantami's 12.9m hacking claim *
Canadian College of Technology and Business, Vancouver (Canada): Why Canada Needs to Pay More Attention to Cybersecurity Risks *
KnowBe4 Blog, Clearwater (USA): The Education Sector Must Act Now *
it-daily.net: Bildungssektor im Fadenkreuz Cyberkrimineller ("Education sector in the crosshairs of cybercriminals") *
Make Use Of / Valnet Inc., St. Laurent (Canada): Why Cyberattacks Hit Higher Ed and What You Can Do to Stop Them *
University of Sussex, Brighton (UK): Sussex is a high-value target *
Ministry of Defence of Spain / Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos (Institute for Strategic Studies): Ciberdaños en los medios de comunicación *
Schroder Investment Management, London (UK): Understanding cybersecurity risks *
MARTEC-BBS IT-Sicherheit - BSI - Leitfaden, Richtlinien und Informationen zur Lage ("IT Security - BSI - Guideline, guidelines and information on the situation") *
Cyber Security Intelligence (UK) European & American Hackers Attack China *
General-Anzeiger, Bonn (Newspaper): Universität Bonn wehrt täglich Cyberangriffe ab - Angriffe auf Hochschulen in NRW ("University of Bonn fends off cyber attacks daily - Attacks on universities in North Rhine-Westphalia") - with statement from me
ManageEngine France - Blog: Statistiques sur les ransomwares en France en 2022 ("Statistics on ransomware in France in 2022", February 2023)
Aachener Zeitung (Newspaper): Hacker attackieren täglich Unis und Krankenhäuser ("Hackers attack universities and hospitals every day") - with statement from me
Rheinische Post, Dusseldorf (Newspaper): Hacker greifen täglich Unis in NRW an ("Hackers attack universities in North Rhine-Westphalia every day") - with statement from me
Pohl Consulting Team GmbH, Bad Arolsen - Facebook: Hackerangriff 2023 in Deutschland aktuell heute. *
DataCo GmbH / DataGuard, Munich/Berlin/London/Vienna: Warum Universitäten und Forschungsinstitute beliebte Ziele für Hacker sind ("Why universities and research institutes are popular targets for hackers") *
Cisco Systems: Cybersicherheit an Hochschulen: Sieben erste Schritte zum besseren Schutz ("Cybersecurity at universities: Seven first steps to better protection", February 2023)
Business Insider: „ChatGPT ist eine Killer-KI“: So blickt der Deutschland-Chef von Cisco auf das Tech-Jahr 2023 („ChatGPT is a killer AI“: This is how Cisco's Germany boss looks ahead to the tech year 2023, February 2023)
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top January 2023 Cyber-Attacks (January 2023)
DBConcepts GmbH: Wie Sie sich vor Hackerangriffen schützen können | Unsere 3 Tipps ("How to protect yourself from hacker attacks | Our 3 tips", January 2023)
MRN-News.de: Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar – Aktuelle Cyberangriffe in Deutschland und international ("Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region - Current Cyber Attacks in Germany and Internationally", January 2023)
eSchool News, Rockville, Maryland (USA) In cybersecurity, balancing vigilance with access (January 2023)
centron GmbH, Blog: HAW Hamburg fällt Cyberattacke zum Opfer ("HAW Hamburg falls victim to cyberattack", January 2023)
ZDNet: Nur eine konzertierte Aktion schafft Cybersicherheit ("Only a concerted effort creates cybersecurity", January 2023)
heise online: Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg hart von Cyberattacke getroffen ("Hamburg University of Applied Sciences hit hard by cyber attack", January 2023)
Manjula M, Venkatesh and Venugopal K. R.: Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures using Machine and Deep Learning Approaches: A Survey Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bengaluru (India) (January 2023)
Security-Insider: KRITIS, Krieg und Kernfusion, das war 2022! ("Critical infrastructure, war and nuclear fusion, that was in 2022!", Podcast, January 2023)
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top December 2022 Cyber-Attacks (January 2023)

2022

Cyber Security 360, Milano (Italy) Istituzioni pubbliche bersaglio di attacchi DDoS: l’Agenzia cyber invita a tenere alta la guardia ("Public institutions targeted by DDoS attacks: cyber agency urges to keep guard up", December 2022)
Rockwell Model United Nations ROCKMUN 2022 - Rockwell International School, Hyderabad (India) Background Guide - Interpol (December 2022)
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top November 2022 Cyber-Attacks (November 2022)
Main-Post, Aktuelle Nachrichten aus Würzburg, Schweinfurt, Franken, Bayern und der Welt: Kommentar: Auch Behörden müssen sich besser vor Cyberattacken schützen ("Comment: Government agencies also need better protection against cyberattacks", November 2022)
Schlütersche Fachmedien GmbH - sicherheit.info: Malware wird zum Service (November 2022)
National Cybersecurity Centre NCSC - the Confederation's competence centre for cybersecurity (Switzerland): Semi-annual report 2022/1
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top October 2022 Cyber-Attacks (November 2022)
OPaís, Luanda (Angola): A letargia da política de cibersegurança em Angola (October 2022)
Börsen-Zeitung: Cyberangriffe: Von allen Seiten (October 2022)
Cisco News The EMEA Network Security-Zahl des Monats Oktober: 56 (October 2022)
Canadian Sailings - Transportation & Trade Logistics, Rivière Beaudette (Canada): Supply chains show slow progress toward e-document transition (October 2022)
Hochschule Anhalt, University of Applied Sciences (Germany): BSI-Newsletter SICHER INFORMIERT (October 2022)
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top September 2022 Cyber-Attacks (September 2022)
Wirtschaftskammer Oberösterreich / WIFI Oberösterreich, Linz (Austria): Cybercrime- & Security im Unternehmenskontext (September 2022)
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top December 2022 Cyber-Attacks
Fathi, Karim: Gesellschaftliche Multiresilienz im Kontext von Krisenbündeln und Bündelkrisen in der DACH-Region In: Resilienz als Strategie in Region, Destination und Unternehmen, SpringerGabler (September 2022)
The Loadstar - Making sense of the supply chain, London (UK): Supply chains show slow progress toward e-document transition (September 2022)
IBM SecurityIntelligence: The Cost of a Data Breach for Government Agencies (September 2022)
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top August 2022 Cyber-Attacks (September 2022)
IT-Sicherheit - Magazin für Informationssicherheit und Datenschutz Das richtige Verhalten bei Hacker-Angriffen und Malware-Befall lernen (August 2022)
MöbelLogistik - Offizielles Organ des Bundesverbandes Möbelspedition und Logistik (AMÖ) e.V.und der Gruppe internationaler Möbelspediteure GIM e.V. (03/2022): "Ein solcher Hackerangriff kann der Genickbruch für ein Unternehmen sein!"
AgileBlue, Cleveland (USA) - Blog: Top July 2022 Cyber Attacks (August 2022)
digiVolution Foundation, Muri (Switzerland) - Newsletter: August 1st, 2035 (August 2022)
Die Tagespost - Katholische Wochenzeitung für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur (Germany): IT-Sicherheit in Deutschland – das Home-Office als Schwachpunkt ("IT security in Germany - the home office as a weak point", July 2022)
FreeBuf - the portal of the domestic network security industry, Shanghai (China): 大国网络安全之加拿大:背靠美国“好乘凉” ("Canada as a superpower in cybersecurity: 'Good to enjoy the cool'", July 2022)
Multi-Housing News, New York (USA): Multifamily Cybersecurity Matters More Than Ever (July 2022)
SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Rye Brook (USA): Breaking News (July 2022)
Journal "IT-Sicherheit" June/July 2022, Datakontext-Verlag: IT-Sicherheit in der öffentlichen Verwaltung - IT-Sicherheitstechnologien geschickt verknüpft ("IT Security in Public Administration - IT security technologies cleverly combined", 2022)
Cisco customer conference "Cisco Live 2022", Las Vegas (USA): How to build a Secure Multi-Cloud environment with Cisco Secure Workload (June 2022)
TNC22, research and education networking conference, Trieste (Italy): Cyber Threat Intelligence for Research and Education (June 2022)
Hochschule Anhalt, University of Applied Sciences (Germany): Newsletter Information Security 12/2022 (June 2022)
TechSmart, Johannesburg (South Africa)
SA public sector a choice target for cyber extortion
(June 2022)
Connected World, Columbia (USA): Managing Risks Proactively and Automatically (2022)
VMware Inc.: VMware Security - La catena di sicurezza in un attacco hacker (VMware Security - The security chain in a hacker attack), Video (Youtube): Primavera con il VMUGIT 2022 - 2/3 - Catena di sicurezza in un cyberattacco Presentation for the VMware User Group Italia (VMUG Italy) (2022)
Information Security in Healthcare – Conference 2022, Cham (Switzerland) Über Cyberrisiken und ihre Nebenwirkungen (May 2022)
Comparitech - Tech researched, compared and rated (United Kingdom) Italy cyber security and cyber crime statistics (2020-2022) (2022)
Bundesverband für Ambulantes Operieren e.V. - Marktplatz: Cybersicherheit in der Arztpraxis – so schützen Sie Ihre Praxis ("Cybersecurity in the medical practice - how to protect your practice", May 2022)
CyberPeace Institute, Geneva (Switzerland): Cyber Incident Tracer (CIT) #HEALTH (May 2022)
Deutschen Wirtschafts Nachrichten - Aktuelles der Politik aus Deutschland, Europa und der Welt: Deutscher Pumpenhersteller KSB bekräftigt Prognose für 2022 – und bietet damit Cyber-Attacke die Stirn ("German pump manufacturer KSB confirms forecast for 2022 - defying cyber attack", April 2022, German)
move - moderne verwaltung (Modern administration): Cyber-Angriffe auf die Verwaltung ("Cyber attacks on the administration", April 2022, German)
Kommune21 - Journal for top administrators, heads of departments and IT decision-makers in the public sector: Studie: Cyber-Angriffe auf die Verwaltung ("Study: Cyber attacks on administrations", April 2022, German)
idowa.de - the online editorial team of the Straubinger Tagblatt / Landshuter Zeitung media group: So sicher sind Bürgerdaten im Viechtacher Land (April 2022, German)
VerkehrsRundschau - Trade journal for forwarding, transport and logistics: Cyberkriminalität: Erhöhte Bedrohungslage ("Cybercrime: Increased threat level", Contains an interview with me, March 2022, German)
Österreichische Verkehrszeitung: Cyberangriffe: Bedrohung für Logistikbranche ("Cyberattacks: Threat to logistics industry", March 2022, German)
American Journal of Transportation - The industry’s trusted trade and transportation news resource for over 100 years: Review: Cyberattacks on transportation companies worldwide in the 2nd half of 2021 (March 2022)
Internationales Verkehrwesen - Das technisch-wissenschaftliche Fachmagazin: Cyberangriffe auf Verkehrsunternehmen: wachsam sein oder paranoid? ("Cyberattacks on transport companies: being vigilant or paranoid?", March 2022, German)
VerkehrsRundschau - Trade journal for forwarding, transport and logistics: Spedition und Logistik im Visier von Cyberangriffen ("Freight forwarding and logistics targeted by cyber attacks", March 2022, German)
f&w - führen und wirtschaften im Krankenhaus, Official Organ of the Federal Association of German Private Hospitals, ..., Issue 2/2022 Im Notfall: Klemmbrett statt Tablet ("In an emergency: clipboard instead of tablet", Anika Pfeiffer, February 2022, German)
Lebensmittel Zeitung - the leading professional medium for the consumer goods industry in Germany: Royal Greenland falls victim to cyber gangsters (Maurizio Giuri and Jörg Rode, January 2022, German)

2021

Roland Benedikter, Roland; Fathi, Karim: The Coronavirus Crisis and Its Teachings: Steps towards Multi-Resilience (Koninklijke Brill N.V., December 2021)
Hannoversche Allgemeine: Forscher sagen Cyberattacken den Kampf an (Ralph Hübner, November 2021)
Lebensmittel Zeitung: Major retailers targeted by cyber gangsters (Jörg Rode, November 2021, German)
CIO.de - IT strategy for managers: Hackers paralyze the city of Witten (Martin Bayer, October 2021, German)
Computerwoche: Hackers paralyze the city of Witten (Martin Bayer, October 2021, German)
Computerwoche: Spectacular hacker attacks 2021 (October 2021, German)