Tag: cyber security

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Foreign hackers are targeting American schools of all sizes

September 8, 2022

Via: Panda Security

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in California, the 2nd largest school district in the USA, was attacked by hackers during the Labor Day weekend. The attack caused a ‘significant infrastructure disruption.’ Cybercriminals managed to infect and lock up […]


Why Your Business Needs A VPN

April 20, 2022

Via: Nakisani Jacobs

Today’s businesses, regardless of size, are vulnerable to hacking and data theft, which can result in significant financial loss. A virtual private network (VPN) uses advanced technology to protect your business data and keep you safe from online threats. A […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Sugar Ransomware, a new RaaS in the threat landscape

February 2, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The cyber threat team at retail giant Walmart has analyzed a new ransomware family dubbed Sugar, which is offered through a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model. Unlike other ransomware operations, Sugar ransomware appears to primarily focus on individual computers instead of entire […]

Application security, Cloud security, Security

How to Secure a Changing Application Environment Across Platforms

April 1, 2021

Via: Radware Blog

Organizations are shifting application environments, migrating workloads between on-premise, private and public clouds and operating a hybrid application ecosystem spread across multiple environments. According to Radware’s 2021 State of Web Application and API Protection Report, 47% of organizations who operate […]

Cloud security, Security

Here’s How One Airline Upgraded Its Security in the Cloud

March 31, 2021

Via: Radware Blog

Founded over 70 years ago, this airline is now one of the largest in South America. Business started with domestic flights but has since expanded to an array of international destinations with service to cities across the United States, Canada […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

US teases retaliation over state-backed cyber attacks

March 8, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The US may conduct offensive cyber attacks against targets in Russia within weeks in retaliation for the widespread SolarWinds Orion attacks, even as the government’s cyber security teams deal with additional fall-out from last week’s disclosure of four dangerous vulnerabilities […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Network security, Security

Biden will act on cyber security to fix SolarWinds mess

February 19, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

President Biden looks set to sign off an executive action to address gaps in the US’s national cyber security posture that were left painfully exposed by the December 2020 SolarWinds incident. The cyber attack first came to light via cyber […]

Application security, Cloud security, Security

Public Cloud Down Again? Predictions for 2021.

December 10, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

I thought we had heard the end of availability issues last year (see my blog from last year). After all, reliability and having enough processing horsepower to keep applications available across failures is one of the big benefits of migrating […]

Network security, Security

There’s no going back to pre-pandemic security approaches

December 9, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The majority of cyber security professionals say their approach to security will never return to how it was before the Covid-19 pandemic, as they emphasise securing remote workers and cloud deployments as ongoing challenges heading into 2021, according to a […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Top Security Tips for Online Shopping

November 25, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

With the year’s biggest shopping season upon us, consumers are getting ready to take advantage of enticing discounts and offers from a range of e-commerce websites and applications. Naturally, this is also the peak time of year for fraudsters and […]

Network security, Security

5 Cyber Lessons Learned From the U.S. Election

November 24, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

Last week, I took a deep dive on U.S. election-related topics, including the government’s response to potential cyber threats, the issue of malspam during the election, and whether or not nation-state attacks had a meaningful impact on the election. Here […]

Network security, Security

US cyber security chief fired for contradicting Trump

November 18, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Chris Krebs, the director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – America’s equivalent of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – has been dismissed by outgoing president Donald Trump, after his agency’s analysis of the 3 […]

Network security, Security

IT Priorities 2020: After Covid-19, security goes back to basics

November 10, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

At the beginning of 2020, risk management and compliance were seen as the top spending priorities for CISOs, and while this remains a key area of focus, much has changed. According to the new data, which was compiled in September […]

Network security, Security

Protecting remote workers an opportunity to do security better

October 22, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Guaranteeing appropriate access to enterprise systems for remote workers has been the biggest cyber security challenge faced by IT teams during the pandemic, but it’s a good opportunity to improve business resilience by committing to a far higher standard of […]

Network security, Security

Covid-19 has changed how we think about cyber security forever

September 25, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Covid-19 sent shockwaves across industries, touching every person on the planet. Overnight, organisations that people depend on for employment, healthcare, education, infrastructure and services had to rapidly transform just to function. Some maintained continuity by moving entirely online in a […]

Network security, Security

Top Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Government Agencies

September 3, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

Government institutions require online applications to streamline processes, provide content and cut costs. The growth of online services and web-based content introduces new challenges to federal, state and local agencies that need to address issues like 24×7 access to critical […]


VPN Best Practices for Supporting Your Teleworkers

August 29, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the business world to the core since restrictions and mandatory public health measures forced employees to work from home. As lockdowns ended, more and more businesses started to rethink in-office perks and extend their work-from-home arrangements. […]

Network security, Security

Post-pandemic security market still set for growth, but slower

June 29, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The global security sector still presents “tremendous investment opportunities” in spite of the global economic crash forced by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, and is expected to rebound after a brief slowdown, although growth will be slower than previously predicted, according […]

Application security, Security

Zoom to roll out fresh cyber security updates

April 23, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Zoom, the videoconferencing application that has captured the zeitgeist of 2020, has announced it will be rolling out a new version supporting advanced encryption to provide increased protection for its users. The firm shot to prominence in March as millions […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Coronavirus now possibly largest-ever cyber security threat

March 18, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The total volume of phishing emails and other security threats relating to the Covid-19 coronavirus now represents the largest coalescing of cyber attack types around a single theme that has been seen in a long time, and possibly ever, according […]