James Rundle, Wall Street Journal

James Rundle

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Cyber Insurers Raise Rates Amid a Surge in Costly Hacks

Insurers significantly increased premiums for cyber coverage over the course of 2021, as a string of high-profile attacks and government action helped boost demand for products, data collected by industry bodies shows. → Read More

Businesses Seek to Soften SEC Cyber Rules

Lobbying groups and companies are expressing concern over public disclosure requirements. → Read More

Abnormal Security Raises $210 Million in Series C Funding Round

Email security company Abnormal Security Corp. has raised $210 million in a Series C funding round led by Insight Partners. → Read More

Cyber Chiefs Try New Tricks to Attract Talent

Many security and risk executives aren’t just looking at their immediate cybersecurity staffing requirements but also at what they’ll need if people leave. “You have to start planning way in advance,” said Visa Inc. Chief Risk Officer Paul Fabara. → Read More

Ukraine Thwarts Cyberattack on Electric Grid, Officials Say

The attack, which was set for last Friday, used software similar to the ‘industroyer’ code used in a 2016 hack of Kyiv’s grid, experts noted. → Read More

Okta Under Fire Over Handling of Security Incident

The identity-protection company’s acknowledgment of the attack two months after spotting suspicious activity offers ‘a case study in mismanaging a third-party breach,’ an analyst said. → Read More

Crypto an Unlikely Route for Russian Sanctions Evasion, Experts Say

Lawmakers introduce a bill that would sanction crypto platforms that do business with already-sanctioned entities. → Read More

Ukraine Conflict Shows Wartime Norms Don’t Exist for Cyber Operations

Cyberattacks before and during the Ukraine conflict have targeted civilians and private companies as well as government agencies, demonstrating the legal gray area in which cyber operations often live. → Read More

Push to Explain What Software Contains Gains Steam After Log4j Flaw

A software bill of materials is an old idea that has taken on new importance as a way to help avoid future hacking attempts. → Read More

Cyberattack on Payroll Provider Sets Off Scramble Ahead of Holidays

A cyberattack on a popular payroll software provider sent work-tracking systems offline this week, forcing companies to resort to manual methods to pay workers. → Read More

Inside Intel’s Secret Warehouse in Costa Rica

The chip maker is stockpiling legacy technology at a facility in Costa Rica for security tests that can be done from anywhere in the world and it plans to expand the facility to house 6,000 pieces of equipment. → Read More

Cybersecurity Companies Are Raking in Millions. Many Don’t Turn Profits.

Share prices of most publicly traded cybersecurity companies have risen during the pandemic, but profits haven’t necessarily materialized. → Read More

Cyber Private Eyes Go After Hackers, Without Counterattacking

Some companies work within the confines of a federal law against invading someone’s computer to take action against attackers, stopping short of hacking back. → Read More

U.S. Convenes International Summit on Ransomware

The Russian government wasn’t invited to attend, a senior Biden official said. → Read More

Justice Department to Fine Contractors for Not Reporting Cyber Incidents

The Justice Department will impose large fines on federal contractors that fail to meet what its second in command said are “required cybersecurity standards,” including the disclosure of cybersecurity breaches. → Read More

Banks Share Data to Block Cyberattacks

As the number and sophistication of cyberattacks jumps, financial firms are sharing more threat intelligence with each other, according to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a nonprofit group that facilitates the exchange of cybersecurity intelligence. → Read More

CIOs Team Up With Other Executives to Counter Cyber Threats

Government regulations and mounting attacks are forcing collaboration between senior staff, according to one of Google’s most senior security specialists. → Read More

Industry Groups Urge Lawmakers to Streamline Breach Reporting Rules

The growing body and scope of breach notification rules from regulators, state authorities and soon the federal government risks harming their effectiveness, industry groups warn. → Read More

Regulators Tighten Scrutiny of Data Breach Disclosures by Companies

Companies must pay closer attention to what they say after hackers strike, lawyers warn, as regulators crack down on inaccurate disclosures and Congress debates mandatory reporting of cybersecurity breaches. → Read More

Company Data Hoards Create Tempting Targets for Hackers

The hoards of consumer information that companies collect multiply the damaging effects of data breaches, lawyers and cybersecurity specialists say. → Read More