Category: Network security

Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security, Security

Collaboration Platforms Increasingly Abused for Malware Distribution, Data Exfiltration

April 9, 2021

Via: Security Week

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many organizations to switch to telework, interactive communication platforms such as Discord and Slack saw increased adoption and adversaries didn’t wait long to start abusing these tools. According to Cisco’s Talos researchers, the past year […]

Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Why E-Commerce Security Matters Now More Than Ever

April 7, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

In February 2020, the world’s biggest retailer, Amazon, fended off the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in history. As peak traffic volume hit 2.3 Tbps, e-commerce security experts declared this attack as “a warning we should not ignore.” […]

Network security, Security

The SolarWinds hack timeline: Who knew what, and when?

April 5, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Details of the 2020 SolarWinds attack continue to unfold, and it may be years before the final damages can be tallied. While it is “hard to say” if the SolarWinds software supply-chain compromise will become known as the highest-impact cyber […]

Network security, Security

Firmware attacks, a grey area in cybersecurity of organizations

April 5, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Microsoft recently published a report that states, titled “March 2021 Security Signals report,” that revealed that more than 80% of enterprises were victims of at least one firmware attack in the past two years. The study pointed out that only […]

Network security, Security

Lack of cyber funds in Biden infrastructure plan raises eyebrows

April 2, 2021

Via: The Hill

President Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan does not include any funds to protect critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, even as the threat grows against targets like the electric grid. Experts say it was disappointing to see there were no funds set […]

Network security, Security

States enact safe harbor laws against cyberattacks, but demand adoption of cybersecurity frameworks

March 29, 2021

Via: CSO Online

While sophisticated ransomware and nation-state threat actors target US critical infrastructure, the only protection most organizations have against these attacks is tight and effective cybersecurity. These attacks have drawn government attention and sparked calls for liability protection against malicious intrusions. […]

Network security, Security

The race to secure 5G

March 26, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Increased bandwidth and lower latency create the opportunity to develop ecosystems that can transform entire industries. The combination of IoT, 5G, cloud, data analytics, quantum computing, and AI paves the way for new and improved products and services in the […]

Network security, Security

US government calls for better information sharing in wake of SolarWinds, Exchange attacks

March 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

As the federal government grapples with Russia and China’s widespread and damaging hacks, the Biden administration is seeking new methods for better early threat detection of these sophisticated intrusions. Both the SolarWinds espionage hack attributed to Russian operatives and the […]

Cloud security, Network security, Security

The majority of data backups fail, leaving businesses in the lurch

March 19, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Inadequate data protection has emerged as one of the biggest challenges for organizations as they move to a digital-first workplace, according to a new survey. Conducted by backup specialists Veeam, the survey covers over 3000 IT decision makers of large […]

Network security, Security

7 critical IT policies you should have in place

March 16, 2021

Via: CSO Online

To say the world has changed a lot over the past year would be a bit of an understatement. From a cybersecurity standpoint, the changes have been significant—in large part because many people continue to work from remote locations or […]