White House denies there's supply shortage in wake of ransomware attack on major U.S. pipeline
May 10, 2021 President Biden’s homeland security adviser, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, told reporters Monday afternoon that, despite disruptions created by a ransomware attack on a major U.S. pipeline over the weekend, the White House is not immediately concerned about fuel shortages or major damage to critical infrastructure.
Fortress Information Security Partners with Global Business Alliance
July 15, 2021 Fortress Information Security today joined forces with the Global Business Alliance (GBA) to offer industry-leading supply chain risk management and compliance solutions through GBA Sentinel, a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on helping global companies quickly identify and address potential supply chain and cyber vulnerabilities.
Introducing Fortress’ New Look
July 14, 2021 At Fortress, we place great value on our client communication. We firmly believe that it is not enough to possess industry expertise without a clear and successful means of using this knowledge to educate and empower our clients. As our repertoire of technological tools and security solutions expands, it has become all the more important to ensure that our messaging appropriately conveys our goals and services.
The Kaseya Ransomware Attack: What We Know Now
July 7, 2021 On July 2, 2021, the Miami-based Managed Service Provider (MSP) Kaseya announced they were experiencing an attack against their Virtual System Administrator (VSA) and that some on-premises clients had been affected. The attack culminated with the distribution of malware to certain Kaseya clients from the known ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group REvil, who demanded $70 million in cryptocurrency before they will distribute a decryption key to restore business data, although updates from Kaseya stated that this price has already been lowered to $50 million.
Pipeline hack exposes holes in U.S. cyber oversight
May 14, 2021 When Colonial Pipeline Co.'s computer files were kidnapped by ransomware attackers last week, the company called the FBI for help. It did not call the top cyber agency at the Department of Homeland Security.
Biden Takes Executive Action to Strengthen National Cybersecurity, Secure Supply Chains
May 14, 2021 The Biden administration this week issued a new spate of actions to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity, though details of its 100-day plan issued last month to address risks to the U.S. bulk power system (BPS) remain scant.
Biden orders wide cybersecurity changes for government, contractors
May 14, 2021 Following government cyber breaches, the Biden administration issued a cybersecurity order requiring improved protections at government agencies and prompt breach reports from federal computer network and cloud service suppliers.
Northrop Grumman Cyber Report: Colonial Pipeline Attack Takeaways & Way Forward
May 13, 2021 On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Cyberspace Solarium Commission Executive Director Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, USN (ret.), deputy Executive Director John Costello join John Cofrancesco of Fortress Information Security to discuss lesson learned and ways forward in the wake of the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
Is there a US gas shortage? Three questions about pipeline hack.
May 12, 2021 Cyberattacks may seem an abstract threat to many Americans. But the ransomware strike that knocked offline a key gasoline pipeline last week has created concrete problems for drivers in the Southeast as fuel prices creep up and lines form at service stations in affected areas.
Experts Call for Cyber Shift in Response to Colonial Hack
May 12, 2021 Cybersecurity experts say that last week’s ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline, which led to the ongoing shutdown of the network that carries almost half the supply of gasoline, diesel and other fuel products to the U.S. East Coast, provides a graphic reminder of the rapidly evolving landscape of cyber threats against critical infrastructure.