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Dark Reading Confidential: Meet the Ransomware Negotiators

Episode 2: Incident response experts-turned-ransomware negotiators Ed Dubrovsky, COO and managing partner of CYPFER, and Joe Tarraf, chief delivery officer of Surefire Cyber, explain how they interact with cyber threat actors who hold victim organizations' systems and data for ransom. Among their fascinating stories: how they negotiated with cybercriminals to restore operations in a hospital NICU where lives were at stake, and how they helped a church, where the attackers themselves "got a little religion."

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CISA Publishes Resiliency Playbook for Critical Infrastructure

The manual provides guidance on how to improve the resiliency of critical infrastructure.

AI Consortium Plans Toolkit to Rate AI Model Safety

An AI consortium consisting of top tech companies will release a toolkit later this year for measuring the safety of generative AI models.

Under-Resourced Maintainers Pose Risk to Africa's Open Source Push

Many nations see open source software as a great equalizer, giving the Global South the tools necessary for sustainable development. But recent supply chain attacks highlight the need for security.

Iranian Cyber-Threat Group Drops New Backdoor, 'BugSleep'

The group — which has targeted Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other nations — often uses spear-phishing and legitimate remote management tools but is developing a brand-new homegrown tool set.

West African Crime Syndicate Taken Down by Interpol Operation

Law enforcement managed to arrest numerous members of Black Axe, a notorious group engaged in a wide variety of criminal activity.

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