Bluepurple Pulse: week ending February 5th
Ransomware operators managed to what only Iran could dream of..
Welcome to the weekly highlights and analysis of the blueteamsec subreddit (and my wider reading). Not everything makes it in, but the best bits do.
Operationally this week the attack by Lockbit on Ion and the effects on derivatives trading is likely a watershed moment for financial services which will embolden regulators I suspect. Outside of that the world continues to smolder from ransomware more generally with the tempo of incidents remaining high.
In the high-level this week:
Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) announces its 2023 Planning Agenda - which outlines what it will do around Systemic risk, Collective cyber response, and High-risk communities.
Australia leads global task force to fight ransomware - The Task Force, chaired by Australia, will drive international cooperation to tackle ransomware, including through information and intelligence exchanges, sharing best practice policy and legal authority frameworks, and collaboration between law enforcement and cyber authorit…