Cybersecurity is already topping the list as one of the greatest risks to businesses. 2024 will be no different—in fact, by the end of the coming year, the cost of cyber-attacks on the global economy is predicted to top 10.5 trillion. In addition to existing threats, artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to grow and evolve in the coming year, and businesses need to be prepared.
Cybercrimes tend to increase during the holiday season, as malicious actors take advantage of the increased employee travel and distractions that are more common during the holiday season. To help protect from cyberattacks during the busy holiday season, the FBI and CISA compiled several recommendations that employees can take now to prevent from these kinds of attacks.
Last week, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) finalized amendments to its 2018 regulations on cybersecurity to enhance cybersecurity governance, mitigate risks, and protect New York businesses and consumers from cyber threats.
On October 30, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges against SolarWinds Corporation and its chief information security officer, Timothy G. Brown. The charges were for a combination of fraud and internal control failures related to allegedly knowing about cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities.
On Saturday, August 19, 2023, a Kroll employee fell victim to a sophisticated “SIM swapping” cyber-attack, targeting their T-Mobile US., Inc. account. This attack involved the transfer of the Kroll employee’s phone number by T-Mobile to the threat actor’s device at their request.