Posted by Daniel Petrillo on April 8, 2021

With attacks increasing by 140 percent between 2018 and 2019, the threat from ransomware was growing long before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Last year, however, thanks to a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances, the trend line for ransomware...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on March 24, 2021

Over 30 years ago, a disgruntled researcher unleashed the first noted ransomware virus, the “Aids Trojan.” Distributed on 20,000 floppy disks marked “AIDS Information — Introductory Diskettes'' using hijacked mail subscriber lists to the World...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on March 18, 2021

Ever since the Morris Worm infected 10 percent of internet-connected computers in 1988, endpoint security has become a critical asset for organizations and endpoints themselves a top target for threat actors. However, in recent years, the arms race...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on March 3, 2021

When it comes to cybersecurity, more investment doesn't necessarily mean more protection. Even though the cybersecurity market grew by over 10 percent annually before 2020, last year still saw a record amount of damage done by data breaches. While...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on January 28, 2021

As the fallout from this past December's SolarWinds cyberattack settles, it is clear that the hack didn't just compromise federal organizations. The SolarWinds attack now appears to have infected government networks from federal departments all the...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on January 21, 2021

Before COVID-19 started making headlines earlier this year, government departments might have been considered unlikely candidates for making large scale remote working a success. However, with service levels maintained across the public sector...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on January 14, 2021

For the first two decades of the internet age, from the early 1990s to the 2010s, high-quality antivirus software that blocked the most malware came at an appropriate premium. After all, the endpoint was—and still is—of the primary attack vectors...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on December 3, 2020

Although far from new in technological terms, the ubiquity of public and hybrid cloud use is a relatively recent phenomenon. Driven in part by the current COVID-19 pandemic, it would be difficult to find an organization that isn't relying on a...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on November 19, 2020

How do you steal something that doesn’t exist? That’s the thinking behind the widespread fallacy that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is more secure than physical desktops.

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on October 22, 2020

Available anytime and capable of being run from anywhere, cloud computing provides a perfect solution to operational challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With public and hybrid cloud use rising across every sector, dramatically increased...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on October 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to experiment with remote work in ways they never had before. For many, working from home was the only viable option for weeks or months due to mandatory shutdown orders and grave public health concerns....

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on September 24, 2020

The recent leap towards cloud computing has fast-forwarded digital transformation for countless organizations. What there hasn’t been, however, is a corresponding improvement in the ability of organizations to secure the cloud. In fact, as more...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on September 4, 2020

Cloud migration continues at a brisk pace. As many as 94% of enterprises now use the cloud, and data suggests that by the end of 2020, only 27% of workloads will happen on-premises. For everything from data storage to critical applications, the...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on August 12, 2020

The recent rise in remote working has up-ended the corporate IT landscape. In a matter of days, remote working went from a nice-to-have perk to necessity for millions of companies globally as countries continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. . To...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on May 28, 2020

The term “new normal” means different things to different people. For some, the term is synonymous with a return to the office (just with a few tweaks), while others think that co-located teams are gone for good. The reality is probably somewhere in...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on May 7, 2020

In the ongoing war over cybersecurity, endpoints seemed like settled territory. After years of surrounding these vulnerable vectors with defensive technologies and company-wide IT hygiene best practices, it became easy to assume the endpoints were...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on April 22, 2020

Google, SpaceX, and even NASA, recently banning employee use of Zoom as they shift to work-from-home workforces in response to COVID-19 have shined a spotlight on the widely popular video conferencing tool’s security flaws. While “ZoomBombing”...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on March 6, 2020

 

We’re in the middle of a shift between on-premises server workloads and cloud workloads. The shift started around 10 years ago and will likely continue for the next two decades. After the past decade of cloud adoption, according to 451 Research,...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on January 16, 2020

 

Antivirus protection is a baseline cost of doing business for the modern organization. At first, companies and governments only needed signature-based antivirus that tracked known malware. As fileless malware and exploits accelerated, next-gen...

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on November 20, 2019

Last week, Intezer and IBM X-Force released new research identifying a new form of ransomware, which they named PureLocker. Written in PureBasic and designed to attack servers, this damaging new malware has been described as Malware-as-a-Service in...

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