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.
FortiGuard Labs recently captured a fresh phishing campaign in which a Microsoft Excel document attached to a spam email downloaded and executed several pieces of VBscript code. This malware is used to hijack bitcoin address information and deliver a new variant of Agent Tesla onto the victim’s device.
Many customers need strategic counsel and guidance now more than ever to navigate through new challenges as a result of the current reality. Given this, Fortinet channel partners can reach out to their customers to make sure they have the tools and resources they need to maintain business and operational continuity. In many circumstances, secure remote access built around a remote access VPN solution is just the start. Our partners’ expertise is critical in helping customers build an effective, quick-turn solution at little to no cost that can also be easily augmented over the next few weeks and months as they settle into this new environment.
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.
These days, every business uses software, and every business stores data. And as software gets more complex and data demands get more intensive, we will all need more storage. In the future, these needs will only increase. You and your IT team will need to plan ahead to arrange for your storage needs going forward.Fortunately, there are a lot of products and solutions for your IT storage needs.
Zero Trust systems protect information by limiting access more effectively. This makes them ideal for healthcare institutions.
As successful security breaches continue to rise, a username and password isn’t enough to secure account access. That’s why two-factor authentication (2FA) has become an essential tool to mitigate risk against compromised login credentials.
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.
Enterprise networks are changing. The days when network users, applications, and services resided primarily within a businesses’ walls and fences have passed. Companies are increasingly challenged to provide secure, network access to remote users (teleworkers) regardless of location. Adoption of public and private cloud services means that traditional enterprise data center services are no longer exclusively hosted in the corporate data centers. These trends have redefined the Internet ‘edge’ making it difficult for companies to effectively manage and secure their networks.
With SSO, you use the same credentials to sign into multiple applications. With MFA, you use multiple proofs of identity to sign in. You can use both.
BlueVoyant received the award at the second annual Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards held May 12, 2021. Award winners were announced in 18 categories spanning security, compliance and identity.
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.