How brute-force attacks are spearheading ransomware campaigns

Ransomware groups have been exploiting the switch to remote work unlike any other. Ransomware attacks increased by more than 485% in 20201. By 2031, a new organization is expected to fall prey to a ransomware attack every 2 …

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How Kaseya fell victim to a ransomware attack

On July 2, 2021, the cybersecurity world woke up to yet another ransomware attack—this time, the victim was Kaseya, a software enterprise that provides IT management solutions predominantly to managed service providers (MSPs). The attack made a huge impact, affecting …

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3 reasons SMBs are more vulnerable to cyberattacks than large enterprises

Details about cyberattacks on small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may not make it to the headlines, but numerous industry reports and surveys have highlighted the grim reality of the SMB cybersecurity landscape. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, SMBs were largely targeted …

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Why companies need URL filtering for enhanced cloud protection

The cloud landscape is rife with unsafe URLs and inappropriate content. This—coupled with the accelerated adoption of cloud applications in the workplace—has created an urgent need to scrutinize and control the use of these online resources to prevent data theft, …

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The role of endpoints in the security of your network

Endpoint security is a hot topic of discussion, especially now with so many businesses shifting to remote work. First, let’s define what endpoints are. Endpoints are end-user devices like desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. They serve as points of access …

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Building a complete network security checklist

Understanding what to audit in a network can be chaotic and confusing. Building a complete network security checklist is crucial for organizations with computers connected to the internet or to each other. Think of it like an antivirus scan you …

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Healthcare cybersecurity: Our 6-step plan to secure healthcare data

The HIPAA Journal reported that “2020 was the worst ever year for healthcare industry data breaches.” In the US alone, there were 642 reported data breaches in which the number of records stolen exceeded 500, and in total, nearly 29.3 …

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Operation panopticon: How a weak IAM strategy led to the security camera hack across organizations

On March 9, 2021, Verkada, a software company that specializes in making security cameras for monitoring physical access control, was subject to a security hack.

Hackers gained access to the video feed of at least 15 thousand cameras deployed across …

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The road ahead: McKinsey’s top 5 cybersecurity predictions for 2021 and beyond

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What is a bigger threat to mankind: nuclear weapons or cybercrime? While most would say nuclear weapons, Warren Buffett says cybercrime would take the cake. If the revenue generated by cybercrime were measured as a country, then cybercrime, which is …

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