Those on the cyber threat frontlines may view the entire FireEye-SolarWinds catastrophe through a very different lens. It’s a mile-high view that proves a thesis: why data must be smart and able to protect itself from cybercriminals – no matter where it goes, where it’s stored or who has it.
March 31st is World Backup Day 2021, the 10th anniversary of the inaugural World Backup Day in 2011. Though the day serves as a reminder to backup your data, this process should be done frequently to offset the risk of data loss - or the intentional or unintentional destruction of information, which may be caused by people or processes from within or outside of an organization.
The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation for many organizations. Global remote work and increased digital interactions means an exponential growth in digital footprint for individuals, as well as corporations. Having to store, process and move this much data quickly into the cloud and manage the expanded digital footprint requires agility of decision making and security and privacy by design implementation and operation.
Another challenge is the new home office, where spouses may be working remotely, often alongside their children attending school online. Home networks lack typical protections and bifurcations of the corporate office and may be prone to attacks using lateral movement techniques. In these scenarios, after gaining initial access through an insufficiently protected device, such as a family computer, attackers move deeper into a network, searching for other devices to compromise or obtain increased privileges. This continued probing could eventually lead to the exfiltration of sensitive corporate data or high-value intellectual property.
On March 15, 2021, the California Attorney General’s office announced that the Office of Administrative Law has approved the Attorney General’s proposed changes to the CCPA regulations. The new regulations make three general changes relating to the right to opt out of sales and one change to authorized agent requests. In addition, the Attorney General’s press release reaffirms that enforcement activities are proceeding.
The education space has become a major target for cybercriminals. In fact, CISA and the FBI recently issued a joint statement warning K-12 schools of worsening dangers in 2021 after a recent 57% spike ransomware attacks in the sector. So, how can teachers and students stay safe? Here, we speak with Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) about how educators and K-12 cybersecurity leaders can better protect students’ privacy during distance learning sessions.
Veeam Data Protection Report 2021 finds that COVID-19 has significantly impacted Digital Transformation (DX) spending, with 40% of global organizations viewing economic uncertainty as the greatest barrier to DX in the next 12 months and one-third having slowed or halted initiatives in the past year
March 18, 2021
Data protection challenges are undermining organizations’ ability to execute Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives globally, according to the Veeam Data Protection Report 2021, which has found that 58% of backups fail leaving data unprotected. The report revealed that against the backdrop of COVID-19 and ensuing economic uncertainty, which 40% of CXOs cite as the biggest threat to their organization’s DX in the next 12 months, inadequate data protection and the challenges to business continuity posed by the pandemic are hindering organizations’ initiatives to transform.
Employees create content on a daily basis. Much of this content has no long-term value and is not business critical, however, a small percentage is key to running operations. If this data goes missing or falls into the wrong hands due to a ransomware attack, an organization could be severely wounded and could be at the risk of extinction.