Ransomware attack trends continue to evolve, and the current iterations are no exception. During the last year, malicious actors have attacked healthcare organizations, medical trials, schools, and shipping agencies. Considering the impact these modern attacks can have on organizations everywhere, no matter the industry, security professionals must always be ready to secure their systems, networks, and software in new ways. And according to a recent FortiGuard Labs global threat landscape report, ransomware remains a prolific threat which increased in 2020 and became even more disruptive. Having an endpoint security software and device protection solutions in place, will allow your organization to secure every user and device on and off the network with advanced response.
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An increase in ransomware attacks is not news to us anymore. However, that number has risen dramatically in 2020, a trend that businesses and individuals alike must NOT ignore.
On May 7, 2021, the DarkSide ransomware gang successfully breached Colonial Pipeline’s IT systems, forcing a critical U.S. fuel artery to temporarily shut down operations. The FBI confirmed three days later that DarkSide initiated the ransomware attack, and Colonial Pipeline eventually admitted to paying more than $4 million in ransom.
Businesses are rapidly adopting cloud platforms to improve efficiency and agility, and the global pandemic has only accelerated this move. It’s no surprise that almost 70% of organizations currently using cloud services plan to increase their cloud spending. Cloud technologies have changed the way we think about traditional disaster recovery (DR). Today’s options are faster, more secure, more cost-effective and offer far more flexibility and scalability than traditional approaches to DR.
So you’ve decided to invest in a modern, cloud-based video conferencing system to better connect all your employees. Whether participants are jumping in via a mobile device on-the-road, joining from a personal computer at home, or hosting as a team in a meeting room, you want a solution that fully accommodates every present-day work scenario. Naturally, cost is also a major consideration.
Like many business owners, you might be considering a replacement for your current video surveillance system or the installation of a brand new one.
In today’s security landscape, very few businesses are running without cybersecurity and physical security systems in place. However, as IoT technology continues to evolve, and more systems move into the cloud, companies need to constantly reevaluate their strategies.
Overall, attacks are increasing in frequency, ransom demands are rising and the cyber insurance industry has reached a crossroad where cyber insurance cannot be used by victims of a ransomware attack as a substitute for inadequate cybersecurity solutions and practices. The next generation of cybersecurity solutions can prevent these types of ransomware attacks and insureds will need to show the insurance carriers that they are doing their part to prevent such attacks or risk a substantial increase in their cyber insurance premium or even non-renewal of their policy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly shifted e-commerce in 2020, maybe more than any other time in history. While traditional retail sales continue to decline, online sales have skyrocketed.
Companies specializing in cyber security have developed sophisticated (2FA) methods to protect users’ information.
It’s ten to five on a Friday afternoon. A technician has come in to perform a routine check on an electronic door. She enters the office with no issues – she works for a trusted third-party vendor, employees see her every week. She opens her laptop and connects to the Door Access Control Unit, a small Internet of Things (IoT) device used to operate the smart lock. Minutes later, trojans have been downloaded onto the company network, a crypto-mining operation has begun, and there is evidence of confidential data being exfiltrated. Where did things go wrong?
Morale plummeted for teachers and administrators alike throughout 2020, and the pandemic only exacerbated existing inequalities for students who lacked the necessary resources for success. But it’s not all bad news—one year later, mass vaccine distribution and dropping infection rates have allowed educators to return safely to the classroom. Now, schools are burdened with the responsibility of bridging the academic gaps.
Everyone—businesses and individuals alike—has sensitive information that cybercriminals want. To get it, cybercrooks aim a targeted hacking attack at a specific user. The purpose might be to steal the customer’s personal information that can lead to identity theft, to exploit the organization’s intellectual property, or even use the person’s sensitive income and employment data. These targeted attacks are known as spear phishing. They are designed to dupe the victim into downloading malware or giving away login details. Spear phishing is one of the most popular ploys used by hackers these days. Therefore, it is important for a person and a corporation to stay safe from this common hacking attack. Trustifi offers complete protection for your email system against any level of threat.
Over the past five years, ransomware has evolved from being a threat to individual computers to posing a serious danger to corporate networks. Cybercriminals have stopped simply trying to infect as many computers as possible and are now targeting big victims instead. Attacks on commercial organizations and government agencies require careful planning but can potentially lead to rewards in the tens of millions of dollars.
At the core of educational philosophy is the idea that no two schools (or students) are alike. But regardless of differences in location, revenue or grade level, educational institutions are increasingly facing a common problem: They’re all being targeted by cybercriminals and an arsenal of malware, ransomware and other sophisticated cyberattacks.
From the mid-5th century to the early 13th century, Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in Europe and represented the Roman Empire as the most secure and powerful city in the world. Its security architecture was one of the most modern the world had seen to that point, with multiple defensive layers of walls, water canals, and more. Twenty-three attempts made to penetrate the city over hundreds of years all failed. Even the Ottoman army struggled to breach its active defenses. But in the end, all it took was thinking outside of the box to finding a single hole to exploit.
Business leaders and data managers are in a race to keep up with today’s unprecedented data growth and data sprawl. To find and leverage the value in the continuous data torrent flowing across networks between data centers, multicloud platforms, and the edge requires a more dynamic approach to managing the movement of data.