ISMG Editors: Russia’s War Changes Ransomware Landscape


By Anna Delaney (annamadeline) • March 18, 2022   

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine further complicates cybercrime ransomware payments, a former US Treasury senior adviser’s take on Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrency, and important points regarding the upcoming identity theft executive order.

The editors – Tom Field, vice president, editorial; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe; and Suparna Goswami, associate editor, ISMG Asia – discuss:

How Russia’s war further complicates the optics of paying money to ransomware-wielding criminals, who by and large are based in Russia or have ties to Russia-based crime operations.

Highlights from an interview with Ari Redbord of TRM Labs, who calls the recent cryptocurrency executive order “a clarion call” for crypto regulation;

Key points from a panel discussion addressing Biden’s upcoming executive order to control identity theft in pandemic relief programs.

The ISMG Editors’ Panel runs weekly. Don’t miss our previous installments, including the Mar. 4 edition discussing whether hacktivists are the new resistance fighters and the Mar. 11 edition with cryptocurrency expert Ari Redbord.

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