100,000 Windows Devices Still Exposed to SMBGhost Flaw

COVID-19 Distractions May Have Delayed Patching, Experts SayAlmost eight months after Microsoft warned of a critical vulnerability in Windows called SMBGhost, more than 100,000 unpatched devices remain vulnerable, according to security researchers. The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing rush to move workers into home offices may have led to delays in applying the fix. Source: Bank […]

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Phishing Scam Costs Wisconsin GOP $2.3 Million

Fraudsters Used Doctored Invoices to Steal Cash Earmarked for Trump’s CampaignThe Republic Party of Wisconsin says fraudsters used phishing emails and doctored invoices to steal $2.3 million earmarked for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. The FBI is investigating. Source: Bank Info Security Phishing Scam Costs Wisconsin GOP .3 Million

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What’s next for cloud backup?

Cloud adoption was already strong heading into 2020. According to a study by O’Reilly, 88% of businesses were using the cloud in some form in January 2020. The global pandemic just accelerated the move to SaaS tools. This seismic shift where businesses live day-to-day means a massive amount of business data is making its way […]

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New infosec products of the week: October 30, 2020

Confluera 2.0: Enhanced autonomous detection and response capabilities to protect cloud infrastructure Confluera XDR delivers a purpose-built cloud workload detection and response solution with the unique ability to deterministically track threats progressing through the environment. Confluera holistically integrates security signals from the environment to provide a complete attack narrative of a cyberattack in real-time, as […]

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Network visibility critical in increasingly complex environments

Federal IT leaders across the country voiced the importance of network visibility in managing and securing their agencies’ increasingly complex and hybrid networks, according to Riverbed. Of 200 participating federal government IT decision makers and influencers, 90 percent consider their networks to be moderately-to-highly complex, and 32 percent say that increasing network complexity is the […]

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