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How to Better Protect Cloud Workloads and Your Crown Jewels
Published: 12/02/2021

This blog was originally published by Virsec here. Written by Matt Ambroziak, Virsec. Previously, I discussed how the attack surface is expanding in the cloud and the cloud-native security tools and best practices available to help mitigate risk. Now, let’s dig a little deeper into how attack...

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...

More on Targeted Attacks and How to Protect Against Them
Published: 11/05/2021

Written by Alex Vakulov. Small and big organizations often face targeted attacks. APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) groups improve the quality of their operations, causing more serious damage. Timely detection and response, training of personnel, and advanced training of information security depa...

Modern Cybersecurity: Book Preface
Published: 11/04/2021
Author: Erkang Zheng

On October 19, 2021, JupiterOne published a book, "Modern Cybersecurity: Tales from the Near-Distant Future". This is an excerpt from the Preface. PrefaceCybersecurity is transforming. The last decade of cyberattacks, threat actors, and an endless stream of breached data was just a catnap compare...

4 Misconceptions About DDoS Mitigation
Published: 11/02/2021

This blog was originally published by MazeBolt here. Written by Yotam Alon, MazeBolt. After several years in cybersecurity and specifically in the DDoS mitigation space, I often come across certain common and widespread misconceptions. Here are my top four: Misconception #1: "DDoS attacks are ...

Why Cloud Security is Critical for Retailers
Published: 10/29/2021

By Kristen Bickerstaff, CyberArk. The past few years have seen accelerated digital transformations for the retail industry as online shopping and the demand for digital-first businesses have grown tremendously. Retailers are rapidly turning to the cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to...

Inside the Mind of a Cybercriminal: Common Hacking Methods, Explained
Published: 10/27/2021

This blog was originally published by Black Kite here. Cyber attacks are flooding today’s headlines. Not only are they growing in frequency, but the cost of a data breach in 2021 is more than $4 million per incident— a 10% increase over last year alone. Now all organizations are being called upon...

Learn How Ransomware Attacks Have Changed - And How Response Needs To, Too
Published: 10/22/2021

This blog was originally published by Mitiga here. Written by Ariel Parnes, Mitiga. Ransomware keeps hitting the news these days, filling headlines with stories about organizations struggling with disabled IT systems, inaccessible patient data, unavailable Wi-Fi, and general confusion. Ransomware...

Runtime Protection, the Mindset Shift Cloud Security Needs
Published: 10/21/2021

This blog was originally published by Virsec here. Written by Satya Gupta, Co-Founder and CTO, Virsec. For years, companies have adopted cloud infrastructure for ease and speed in deploying applications. However, over the past 18 months the move to the cloud has accelerated dramatically as em...

Top Network Security Mistakes in AWS, and How to Fix Them
Published: 10/18/2021

This blog was originally published by Valtix here. Written by Jigar Shah, Valtix. A Two-part Blog Series and Cloud Security Alliance Webinar In talking with end-user organizations, we’ve seen and heard lots of misconceptions and mistakes over the years – and even espoused a few ourselves. As H...

How to Protect Your Cloud Environment from Supply Chain Attacks
Published: 10/14/2021

This blog was originally published by Wiz here. Written by Josh Dreyfuss, Wiz. Recently, the Wiz research team hosted a webinar titled “How to Protect Your Cloud Environment from Supply Chain Attacks.” In this post, we’ll share a recap of what the team covered. To start with, just a quick look at...

Why Phishing is a Bigger Threat than Ransomware
Published: 10/08/2021

This blog was originally published by Bitglass here. Written by Jonathan Andresen, Bitglass. While enterprise security teams have had their hands full battling an increasing number of more sophisticated ransomware attacks, phishing attacks are on the rise with the easing of pandemic-related restr...

Top Vulnerability Assessment and Management Best Practices
Published: 10/05/2021

This blog was originally published by Sysdig here. Written by Víctor Jiménez Cerrada, Sysdig. Vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management practices are critical to minimizing the exposure and attack surface of your whole infrastructure. We’re human, and many things we build aren't pe...

When Leadership Ignores DDoS Risk - 3 Tips for CISOs
Published: 09/24/2021

This blog was originally published by MazeBolt here. Written by Yotam Alon, MazeBolt. A global telecom company suffered substantial damage from a DDoS attack, surprising its board and C-suite leaders, who had believed that they were well protected from DDoS attackers. The sudden attack br...

Cybersecurity’s Next Fight: How to Protect Employees From Online Harassment
Published: 09/15/2021

This blog was originally published by Microsoft here.The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In this blog post, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with Leigh Honeywell, CEO and...

Coping With the Ransomware Threat
Published: 09/14/2021

This blog was originally published by Oracle here.Written by Eric Maurice, Oracle.News of successful large-scale ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent. In some instances, companies considered part of the U.S. Critical Infrastructure have been compromised and their normal operations have ...

If a SYN Flood Attacks Your Network Tomorrow – Would Your Mitigation Be Able to Block It?
Published: 09/08/2021

This blog was originally published by MazeBolt here.Written by Vova Kamenker, MazeBolt.There are various DDoS vectors that cause networks to crash, resulting in downtime for enterprises. One of these vectors, a common one, is the SYN flood. As DDoS attackers continue to change and vary their stra...

The Future of DDoS Protection - Simulation Not Resilience!
Published: 08/31/2021

This blog was originally published by MazeBolt here. Written by Yotam Alon, MazeBolt. Existing DDoS Protection Shortcomings As the word 'Resilient,' indicates, DDoS mitigation solutions do not prepare for attacks ahead of time, they adapt to and recover from DDoS attacks, after they have been ...

What is the MITRE ATT&CK Framework for Cloud? | 10 TTPs You Should Know Of
Published: 08/26/2021

This blog was originally published by Sysdig here.Written by Stefano Chierici, Sysdig.MITRE ATT&CK framework for cloud will help you identify the possible threats related to a cloud environment and begin securing your cloud infrastructure.MITRE ATT&CK is a well-known comprehensive knowledge base ...

Food Industry Increasingly Targeted by Cybercriminals
Published: 07/02/2021

This blog was originally published by Ericom Software hereBy Simon Moran, VP Business Development, Ericom Software In recent weeks, cybercriminals seem to be working their way down a checklist of the basic necessities of a modern life: Healthcare – check, Scripps, HSE and a bunch more. Energy – ...

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