CyberSecurity


Report: 91.5 Percent of Malware Arrived over Encrypted Connections in Q2 2021

Report: 91.5 Percent of Malware Arrived over Encrypted Connections in Q2 2021

WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure Wi-Fi, recently released its latest quarterly Internet Security Report, detailing the top malware trends and network security threats analyzed by WatchGuard Threat Lab researchers during Q2 2021.



Data Breaches: Top Sectors of Interest in 2021

Cybercriminals have been a nuisance to businesses long before most readers of this blog would’ve gotten versed with the idea of online presence.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) kicked off Cybersecurity Awareness Month recently, following a proclamation by President Biden designating October as a time for the public and private sectors to work together to continue raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and equip the public with the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

Why Having a Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a Good Idea

Cybersecurity isn’t a controversial topic and practice. Especially in an era where daily stories break about breaches and thefts of enterprises, government agencies, and even individuals, most computer literate people are aware of the potential for harm.

Report: Ransomware Biggest Cybersecurity Threat So Far in 2021

Ransomware remained the standout threat in the first half of the year as cyber criminals continued to target big-name victim.

Drivers and Implications

Drivers and Implications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s when scientists and mathematicians essentially wanted to see if they could make machines think like humans. Since these early notions of AI, technology has advanced at a gradual rate.

Report: Majority of Organizations Uncertain They Can Recover from a Ransomware Attack

Report: Majority of Organizations Uncertain They Can Recover from a Ransomware Attack

The Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings reveal organizations are facing several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers and artificial intelligence.

A Modern Approach to Protecting Against Web Threats

Today’s cyberattacks continue to grow in sophistication and scale as organizations face an uphill battle protecting a growing mobile workforce that uses multiple devices, accesses sensitive data remotely, and utilizes third-party cloud services. Not surprising, cyberattacks have been considered the fastest growing crime in the US.

4 Steps to Ready

4 Steps to Ready

The term “smart city” has created a buzz in the past few years. More than that, the smart city concept is changing the way the world’s metropolitan areas operate. New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle have integrated a variety of intelligent sensors to improve city operations.

Cybersecurity Jobs, Career Paths and Diversity Hiring Get a Closer Look at BlackHat 2021

Depending on who you talk to, there are 50,000 to 60,000 open jobs available for cybersecurity professionals in the United States – add risk management professionals, and the number climbs much higher. The rub is how to match the perfect candidates to the perfect job because it’s as easy as it sounds.

Haystack Solutions’ Cyber Aptitude and Talent Assessment (CATA) Reveals Latent Cyber Genius Potential

Haystack Solutions’ new Cyber Aptitude and Talent Assessment (CATA) has been shown in tests conducted at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) Center to provide cybersecurity aptitude assessments that predict candidate success with uncanny precision.

NIST Releases Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware

NIST Releases Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware

Used in cyberattacks that can paralyze organizations, ransomware is malicious software that encrypts a computer system’s data and demands payment to restore access.

How a Culture of Identity Governance Drives Success in Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation (DX) should be an important area of strategic focus for companies that want to grow and thrive in a changing world.

Versa Networks Secures 84M in Series D Funding to Accelerate SASE Growth

Versa Networks has announced that it has raised $84 million in a Series D funding round, bringing the company’s total amount raised in funding to $196 million.

SBrinqa Accelerates Adoption of Risk-based Cybersecurity with First Institutional Investment of $110M

Brinqa Accelerates Adoption of Risk-based Cybersecurity with First Institutional Investment of $110M

Brinqa™ is a global leader in Cyber Risk Management. The company’s applications leverage the industry's only Knowledge Graph for cybersecurity – The Cyber Risk Graph.

Minerva Prevents an XtremeRat Attack

One of Minvera Labs’ clients, a midsize critical infrastructure organization, was almost disabled or worse, because of an innocent mistake made by one of their employees.

Always Surrounded

Not long ago, artificial intelligence was viewed as science fiction. Today, it routinely makes our lives more secure and convenient. AI surrounds us in our everyday lives.

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a Security Directive that will enable the department to better identify, protect against and respond to threats to critical companies in the pipeline sector.

70 Percent Of SOC, IT Security Teams Emotionally Overwhelmed By Security Alert Volume

Trend Micro Incorporated recently released results from a new study that reveals SOC and IT security teams are suffering from high levels of stress outside of the working day—with alert overload a prime culprit.

New Fingerprint Technology Can Detect Cocaine Use

New Fingerprint Technology Can Detect Cocaine Use

Dr. Melanie Bailey is a fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Her team has identified differences between the fingerprints of people who touched cocaine compared with those who have ingested the drug, even if the hands are not washed.

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