Organizations lack basic cybersecurity practices to combat the growing tide of ransomware

Organizations are not equipped to defend against ransomware due to deficiencies in implementing and sustaining basic cybersecurity practices, including managing privileged administrator credentials and ensuring visibility of supply chain risk, an Axio reserach report reveals. “Ransomware is everywhere, dominating headlines, corporate board meetings and even the Biden administration’s agenda,” remarked the report’s co-author David White, […]

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Symantec uncovered a previously unknown nation-state actor, named Harvester, that targeted telcos

Symantec spotted a previously unknown nation-state actor, tracked as Harvester, that is targeting telecommunication providers and IT firms in South Asia. Symantec spotted a previously unknown nation-state actor, tracked as Harvester, that is using a custom implant, dubbed Backdoor.Graphon, in attacks aimed at telecommunication providers, IT firms, and government entities in South Asia. At this […]

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Compliance does not equal security

Buy these widgets. Write these policies. Be compliant. Be secure. While certain industry bodies set specific cybersecurity standards and requirements, following them is not enough to protect your organization from cyber attacks and to achieve resilience. Security started with compliance Compliance was the primary driver for many businesses to build a cyber security program. Starting […]

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Trustwave released a free decryptor for the BlackByte ransomware

Trustwave’s SpiderLabs researchers have released a free decryptor for the BlackByte ransomware that can allow victims to recover their files. Researchers from Trustwave’s SpiderLabs have released a decryptor that can allow victims of the BlackByte ransomware to restore their files for free. The experts spotted the BlackByte ransomware while investigating a recent malware incident. The […]

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Recommendations for improving DEI in cybersecurity teams

(ISC)² published a research study that highlights the unique challenges diverse cybersecurity professionals around the world face and provides recommendations to create positive change. The research provides rare access to the personal experiences of minority cybersecurity practitioners, providing a lens with which to view the concepts of equity and inclusion in today’s workplaces. The focus […]

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