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WannaCry: Five Years Later
Published: 05/26/2022

This blog was originally published by BlueVoyant here. Ransomware remains a big issue — what have we learned since and lessons for the futureIt may be hard to believe, but five years after WannaCry similar attacks are still happening. In fact, this past January WannaCry was the top most detected ...

Bad Luck: BlackCat Ransomware Bulletin
Published: 05/24/2022

This blog was originally published by LogicHub here.Blackcat RansomwareOn April 19th of 2022, the FBI Cyber Division released a flash bulletin regarding the Blackcat ransomware-for-hire. This was met with mixed reactions - some found the ransomware to be of little concern, others made a case for ...

CISO to CISO: 3 Practical Tips to Protect Your Data in the Cloud
Published: 05/20/2022

Written by Marc Blackmer, ShardSecure. The explosion of remote work over the last two years has driven the rapid adoption of cloud services and, with that, a rise in threats and risk to enterprise data. Now that we know a hybrid work model is here to stay, organizations need to better understand ...

Threats of Russia Cyber Attacks Following Invasion of Ukraine
Published: 05/19/2022

This blog was originally published by BlueVoyant here.In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, cyber experts predicted a surge in cyber activity. While BlueVoyant has observed an increase in reported adversarial activity associated with Russia-based threat actors, cyber attacks to date are mo...

Fighting Ransomware in the Cloud
Published: 05/13/2022

The CSA Security Update podcast is hosted by John DiMaria, CSA Assurance Investigatory Fellow, and explores the STAR Program, CSA best practices, research, and associated technologies and tools. This blog is part of a series where we edit key CSA Security Update episodes into shorter Q&As. In tod...

Higher Ed Gets an 'F' for Ransomware Protection: How the Industry Must Evolve
Published: 04/25/2022

This blog was originally published by CXO REvolutionaries here. Written by Bryan Green, Chief Information Security Officer, Zscaler. Colleges and universities are amongst the slowest populations to modernize security controls, resulting in a high price tag – ransomware and breaches.It’s human nat...

When Ransomware and Your Data Move to the Cloud, How to Strengthen Protection
Published: 03/29/2022

Written by ShardSecure Ransomware has been a serious threat for quite some time. But over the last two years it has captured the lion’s share of attention from enterprises, government agencies, and law enforcement as it now presents an increased globalized threat. A February 9, 2022, alert from ...

Cyber Attacks in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Published: 03/25/2022

This blog was originally published by Orca Security on March 11, 2022. Written by Bar Kaduri, Orca Security. The modern internet has drastically changed the landscape of threats. It created a new dimension where countries and individuals can affect, disrupt and demolish systems that comprise our ...

To Err is Human, and That is What Hackers are Counting On
Published: 03/23/2022

Originally published January 20, 2022 on Fugue’s website. Written by Josh Stella. Read the first blog in this series here. It’s understandable if you’ve made thwarting ransomware your top cybersecurity priority for 2022. The number of successful ransomware attacks, which encrypt computers unt...

What Every CEO Should Know About Modern Ransomware Attacks
Published: 03/17/2022

Written by Yaki Faitelson, Co-Founder and CEO of Varonis. Like most businesses, cybercriminals have adapted and adjusted over the past two years. Modern attackers have learned to launch more destructive ransomware campaigns while becoming more efficient and adept at evading law enforcement.We n...

How CISOs Are Preparing to Tackle 2022
Published: 02/21/2022

This blog was originally published by Microsoft here. Written by Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management, Microsoft. Looking back over the last year, the security landscape has continued to experience significant change and escalation. Every day, ...

Ransomware Remains a Dominant Threat to Enterprises in 2022
Published: 02/17/2022

This blog was originally published by BitSight here. Written by Marc Saltzman, Technology Journalist & Podcast Host of Tech It Out. What the disturbing trend means for your organization and third-party vendorsAs we start a new calendar year –nearly 24 months since the global pandemic started – ra...

On the Cyber Horizon
Published: 01/20/2022

This blog was originally published by KPMG on December 16, 2021. Written by David Ferbrache, KPMG. As 2021 draws to a close, we see a world still challenged by COVID-19, necessitating new business models, new channels and a shift (perhaps for the long term) to remote and hybrid working. But one t...

SECtember 2021: Ransomware Isn’t Going Anywhere
Published: 12/30/2021

This past September, CSA hosted SECtember 2021, the premier cloud security conference that features the best cloud security minds in the industry. If you missed it in person, we’ve got you covered. In our last recap blog, we discussed the Zero Trust sessions at the event. Now, here are some highl...

Top Tips for Ransomware Defense
Published: 12/20/2021

This blog was originally published by Cisco here. Written by Angela Frechette Cannon, Cisco. Ransomware is wreaking havoc. What can we do?Ransomware is making its way outside the cybersecurity space. It’s popping up everywhere from the nightly news to the G7 Summit. Indeed ransomware has entered ...

What Did We Learn About Cyber Risk Management in 2021?
Published: 12/17/2021

By Bob Maley, Chief Security Officer at Black Kite “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Author Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote this in 1849 and it still rings true today, especially in cybersecurity. The number of reported data breaches in 2021 have soared past the total for 2...

What is Ransomware?
Published: 11/28/2021
Author: Dr. Jim Angle

Contributions by: Michael Roza and Vince Campitelli Ransomware is a rapidly growing problem that has increased 715% year-over-year, according to the latest Threat Landscape Report 2020 by Bitdefender (Bitfinder, 2020). Ransomware is highly profitable, which has made it the fastest growing malware...

Security Spotlight: Large Data Leaks, New COVID-19 Scams, and Fast Ransomware Attacks
Published: 11/23/2021

This blog was originally published on October 12, 2021 by Bitglass. Written by Jeff Birnbaum, Bitglass. Here are the top security stories from recent weeks: Twitch Leak Exposes Personal DataCox Media Group Confirms Ransomware AttackXgroup Attackers Offer to Hack EU Hospitals in COVID-19 Vaccine S...

Why Should Enterprises Move to a Zero-Trust Model?
Published: 11/12/2021

This blog was originally published by Unbound Security here. Written by Lior Levy, Unbound Security. Refer to Unbound Security's webinar on November 18, 2021 for more information about the security of cryptographic keys, which is discussed later in this blog. The introduction of new norms such as...

Security Spotlight: Critical Vulnerability Exploits and Patches, Plus Novel Attack Tactics
Published: 11/09/2021

This blog was originally published by Bitglass here. Written by Jeff Birnbaum, Bitglass. Here are the top security stories from September 2021: Cisco Patches Three Critical Vulnerabilities Impacting Wireless Controllers and SD-WAN.Critical VMware vCenter Vulnerability Exploited in the WildNew APT...

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