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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Secure your databases against opportunistic attackers

If you connect databases / servers to the internet and secure them poorly, you can count on them getting compromised quickly. According to findings by Radoslaw Zdonczyk, Security Researcher at Trustwave SpiderLabs, there will be login attempts even before the systems’ IP addresses get listed by internet scanners like Shodan and BinaryEdge, and once that […]

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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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Multi-factor authentications soar as enterprises move away from passwords to secure hybrid workers

Enterprises are taking steps to move away from passwords and adopting low-friction authentication methods to protect the hybrid workforce, a Cisco’s Duo Security report reveals. Multi-factor authentications increased significantly While the total number of multi-factor authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%. The report analyzed data from more […]

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BEC attacks: Scammers’ latest tricks

BEC attacks are generally low-volume but, according to a recent survey by GreatHorn, 71% of organizations experienced at least one in the past year. Trend Micro’s latest research has revealed that scammers have been ramping up their efforts and that some have switched to impersonating and targeting ordinary employees instead of executives or ranking management […]

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