Quantum Corporation announced its latest innovations to protect against ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks. Quantum’s Scalar Ransom Block is a feature of Quantum’s Scalar tape systems that eliminates the risk of data being accessed or compromised over the network. “The threat of ransomware and other forms of cyber-attacks are one of the chief concerns of our customers,” says Jamie Lerner, chairman and CEO of Quantum. “Tape storage systems are a critical part of building … More →
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Ardoq announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), an organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Ardoq joins CSA as a member of the Security, Trust, Assurance, and Risk (STAR) Registry, a publicly accessible registry that documents the security and privacy controls provided by popular cloud computing offerings. STAR encompasses the key principles of transparency, rigorous auditing, and harmonization of standards … More →
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The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy (EWF) announced that Brenda Bjerke, Sr Directory, Cybersecurity, Target, Jane Harper, Sr. Director Information Security Risk, Eli Lilly and Company, and Diana Kelley, CTO and Founding Partner, Security Curve have been selected to join the EWF Board of Advisors. “The EWF is honored to have Brenda, Jane, and Diana join our Board of Advisors,” says Joyce Brocaglia, EWF’s Founder and CEO. “We know their … More →
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Attackers are actively exploiting an “old” vulnerability (CVE-2021-22205) to take over on-premise GitLab servers, Rapid7 researcher Jacob Baines warns. The additional bad news is that at least half of the 60,000 internet-facing GitLab installations the company detects are not patched against this issue. What are the attackers doing with these servers? Damian Menscher, a security reliability engineer responsible for DDoS defense at Google, says that some of them are used to generate DDoS attacks: A … More →
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There’s a widespread misconception that small IT security teams, or “lean sec teams”, cannot protect their organizations as comprehensively as bigger security teams who enjoy rich portfolios of countless security layers, vendors, and tools. It’s an easy enough misunderstanding to have. According to the ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2021 report, 61% of cybersecurity professionals report needing more security staff at their organizations, and 68% of organizations that experienced more cyberattacks over the last year indicate … More →
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As much as any industry, healthcare must deal with a security landscape that is fraught with challenges and tensions. Health delivery organizations (HDOs) operate under constant threat of cyberattacks and ransomware attempts. Every year, they report an increasing number of breaches – and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the industry pivot to telehealth and work from home (WFH). These “new normal” modes of work delivered myriad benefits to both patient and provider, but … More →
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Sophos researchers have detailed how ransomware attackers are implementing a wide range of ruthless pressure tactics to persuade victims to pay the ransom. Their research is based on evidence and insight from a team of 24/7 incident responders who help organizations under active cyberattack. It highlights the shift in ransomware pressure techniques from solely encrypting data to including other pain points, such as harassing employees. “Since organizations have become better at backing up their data … More →
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Zscaler announced the release of a report that tracked and analyzed over 20 billion threats blocked over HTTPS, a protocol originally designed for secure communication over networks. This year’s study found an increase of more than 314 percent year-over-year across geographical areas that include APAC, Europe, and North America, underscoring the need for a zero trust security model and greater traffic inspection than most companies can achieve with legacy firewall-based security models. Seven of the … More →
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Secret Double Octopus and Ponemon Institute announced the results of a US-based study focused on understanding the state of workforce passwordless authentication, from motivational drivers to results after transitioning to its use. Results demonstrated that remote work has and will continue driving adoption of workforce passwordless authentication. In addition, using survey responses the cost of economic efficiencies from the use of passwordless technologies was calculated and suggests cost savings of $1.9M over conventional password-based MFA. … More →
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According to an IDC report, through 2026, 65% of CIOs will sustain a cycle of tech-based empowerment, agility, and resilience through collaborative governance, new service delivery models, and a business outcomes orientation. Analysts Joe Pucciarelli, Serge Findling, and Pete Lindstrom focused on the “Future IT” and presented the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals worldwide over the next one-to-five years. IT leaders are faced with responsibilities and opportunities that will not present … More →
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