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Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency after a ransomware attack disrupted several government systems. [Read More]
Texas startup Balkan ID banks $5.75 million in seed funding to help organizations find and remediate risky privileges across SaaS and public cloud infrastructure. [Read More]
The use of ransomware and the targeting of entities outside typical victimology suggest the Iranian APT Charming Kitten might switch to financially-motivated activities. [Read More]
Over the last 24 hours, two Silicon Valley startups jostling for space in the corporate email security market raised venture capital funding at a combined valuation of $5.1 billion. [Read More]
Microsoft patches at least 73 documented security flaws in the Windows ecosystem and warned that unknown attackers are already launching zero-day man-in-the-middle attacks. [Read More]
New malware samples and a new Tor leak website suggest that the REvil ransomware is back. [Read More]
Adobe ships patches for at least 18 serious security defects in multiple enterprise-facing products and warned that unpatched systems are at risk of remote code execution attacks [Read More]
A lifetime license for this remote access trojan costs only $40, a fraction of the price of similar tools. [Read More]
By the end of 2023, GitHub will mandate that all code contributors secure their computers with at least one form of two-factor authentication (2FA) account protection. [Read More]
The U.S. government is barreling ahead with plans to mitigate future threats from quantum computing with a new White House memo directing federal agencies to jumpstart an all-hands-on-deck approach to migrating to quantum-resistant technologies. [Read More]

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Derek Manky's picture
Botnets have become a fixture in the threat landscape, and are in a state of evolution as they learn and use newer, more evolved cybercriminal attack techniques.
Derek Manky's picture
Organization must remain hyper-vigilant and upgrade their defenses as thoroughly and quickly as possible.
Derek Manky's picture
Botnets are becoming more malicious, sometimes able to create hundreds of thousands of drones that can attack a variety of machines, including Mac systems, Linux, Windows systems, edge devices, IoT devices, and so on.
Derek Manky's picture
How can organizations fight ransomware? The best solution is always prevention. Here are three tactics toward that goal.
Idan Aharoni's picture
The fact that so many large and high-profile enterprises fall prey to ransomware attacks that in many cases does not pose any new technical challenge suggests that there are still many gaps that needs to be closed.
Gordon Lawson's picture
Threat hunting must be non-attributable, while maintaining a clear audit trail to satisfy legal and governance requirements.
Derek Manky's picture
Each side of the public-private collaboration has resources and capabilities that shore up the other and increase effectiveness in combatting cybercrime.
Tim Bandos's picture
The ransomware threat could still become more pervasive over the next two to three years, not because ransomware is effective in and of itself but because of other players in the game continue to fan the flames.
Derek Manky's picture
2020 has taught us to revisit the practice of inspecting encrypted traffic. These are all standard security protocols to step up in light of what cybercriminals are doing now.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Playing whack-a-mole with malicious code infections, phishing sites, and compromised credentials won’t help an enterprise reduce losses due to fraud.