The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment in which malicious cyber actors thrive. They are exploiting today’s uncertainty and anxiety through ransomware attacks, phishing campaigns, social engineering and financially-motivated scams. Although we are living in unprecedented times, the cyber threats we face and the malicious actors we defend against are not new. But the globe’s singular focus on COVID-19 may make us the proverbial fish in a barrel for bad actors.
To detect and contain breaches faster, it’s become increasingly important to go beyond the typical malware detection capabilities and invest in the ability to detect and react to lateral movement within the environment. Lateral movement is a core piece of an attacker’s strategy once he’s gained a foothold within the environment. What three steps can you take to help stop lateral movement focus on security measures that minimize dwell time?
Ransomware. It may be the most feared word of security and risk managers. After countless headlines and costs of over 11.5 billion dollars in 2019 alone, organizations around the world are understandably terrified of being hit by a ransomware attack. What are four steps you can take to protect against ransomware?
Ransomware has quickly emerged as a massive cybersecurity threat and is evolving continuously. Certainly, recent ransomware incidents should serve as a wake-up call for all businesses to remain vigilant against ransomware. To minimize the chances of being victimized by ransomware means going back in time to understand how ransomware developed and how it evolved.
Microsoft has published a security advisory, warning users that there is a remote code execution vulnerability in the way that the Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3) protocol handles certain requests.
By 2021, cybercrime will cost about 6 trillion dollars a year. With an ever-increasing amount of ways to connect to your network, IT security teams must be able to secure and mitigate this risk by prioritizing security concerns at earlier stages of the software development life cycle.