Ransomware attacks: The power of adaptation

The pandemic has had a major impact on almost every aspect of our society and left many organizations susceptible to increasingly sophisticated ransomware attacks. In this interview with Help Net Security, David Taylor, managing director, Incident Response, Technology Consulting at Protiviti, explains why ransomware attacks are so common and effective, what makes organizations vulnerable to […]

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Why companies should never hack back

After major cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and on meat supplier JBS, the idea of allowing companies to launch cyberattacks back at cyber criminals was proposed. This prompted a hot debate amongst government and industry leaders on the feasibility and risks of adopting a retaliatory stance. The idea of hacking back is very tempting. It’s […]

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How to make email safe for business

When it comes to business communication, email is still king. Cybercriminals are aware of this fact, and they’re constantly perfecting their attacks to successfully evade the built-in security defenses of Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. In this interview with Help Net Security, Dave Wreski, CEO at Guardian Digital, talks about modern email threats and offers […]

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SAP applications are getting compromised by skilled attackers

Newly provisioned, unprotected SAP applications in cloud environments are getting discovered and compromised in mere hours, Onapsis researchers have found, and vulnerabilities affecting them are being weaponized in less than 72 hours after SAP releases security patches. Internet-exposed systems are more likely to be exploited and compromised, but there are also threats out there that […]

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