A look at the top threats inside malicious emails

Web-phishing targeting various online services almost doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic: it accounted for 46 percent of the total number of fake web pages, Group-IB reveals. Ransomware, the headliner of the previous half-year, walked off stage: only… Continue reading A look at the top threats inside malicious emails

80% of businesses expect IT budgets to grow or remain steady in 2021

The global COVID-19 crisis is a catalyst for change, spurring businesses to continue to invest in technology to support and secure a remote workforce, despite slowing corporate revenue growth resulting from the pandemic, a Spiceworks Ziff Davis study r… Continue reading 80% of businesses expect IT budgets to grow or remain steady in 2021

Cybercriminals moved quickly to capitalize on the COVID-19 outbreak using malicious emails

While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt onslaught of malicious emails targeting people’s inboxes, according to an attack landscape update published by F-Secur… Continue reading Cybercriminals moved quickly to capitalize on the COVID-19 outbreak using malicious emails

U.S. Requires Servers to Ban TikTok, WeChat Traffic

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Chinese company ByteDance’s TikTok and WeChat die. President Trump’s executive order, which prohibits any “transactions” with ByteDance thereafter, has now been clarified to note that “transactions” include both the transfer of da… Continue reading U.S. Requires Servers to Ban TikTok, WeChat Traffic

DuckDuckGo: Crazy Name, Growing Crazy-Fast

The privacy lovers at DuckDuckGo, Inc. are pleased to say the business is growing fast. Plus, Apple have graciously allowed iPhone users to set DDG’s browser as the default on iOS 14.
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Patching in the Time of Remote Work

It’s imperative that employers implement a patch cadence, regardless of whether employees agree with it This may sound controversial, but unfortunately, my experience shows it to be true: When humans are prompted to do something without risk or reward… Continue reading Patching in the Time of Remote Work

The Curious Case of SunCrypt

Toward the end of August, the gang behind the SunCrypt ransomware strain announced they had joined the Maze cartel of ransomware operators, which currently boasts Maze, LockBit and Ragnar Locker. After that announcement, reports began emerging of the … Continue reading The Curious Case of SunCrypt

Justifying your 2021 cybersecurity budget

Sitting in the midst of an unstable economy, a continued public health emergency, and facing an uptick in successful cyber attacks, CISOs find themselves needing to enhance their cybersecurity posture while remaining within increasingly scrutinized bud… Continue reading Justifying your 2021 cybersecurity budget

Incident management tools and processes insufficient to enable innovation

Enterprise digital transformation budgets continue to increase despite a recession, developers find it challenging to innovate and standard incident management tools and processes hinder digital service resilience, an xMatters research reveals. Digital… Continue reading Incident management tools and processes insufficient to enable innovation

What’s causing uncertainty about election security?

Confidence levels in securing the election are low, and declining, according to an ISACA survey of more than 3,000 IT governance, risk, security and audit professionals in the US. While federal, state and local governments continue to harden election i… Continue reading What’s causing uncertainty about election security?