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Posted by Matthew Delman on October 21, 2021

Microsoft Defender Antivirus suffers from a perception problem. For the first decade of its existence, starting with its 2006 release, Defender was a much-maligned piece of software that no business would use to protect its endpoints. That’s no...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on October 1, 2021

Now more than ever, supply chains are attracting threat actor attention. As evidenced by attacks like the one which recently targeted the IT services provider Kaseya and over 1,500 of their clients, trusted relationships between service providers...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on September 9, 2021

Ever since the "Vienna Virus" prompted the development of the first antivirus solution in 1987, cybersecurity has come to resemble a high-stakes game of catch up: new threats appear, defenses are re-designed to defeat these threats, adversaries...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on August 11, 2021

As a landmark piece of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was undoubtedly created with the safety and privacy of European consumers’ personal data in mind. However, while certainly designed with good intentions, the GDPR,...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on August 5, 2021

Three years ago, a survey conducted by Tripwire during Infosecurity Europe 2018 revealed that almost all of the study’s participants expected the incidence of nation-state cyberattacks to rise in the next 12 months. Many respondents forecast that...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on July 1, 2021

Cybercriminals have pounced on the COVID-19 crisis, made clear by the number of ransomware attacks increasing by at least 150 percent in 2020. As a follow-on consequence, organizations have started purchasing cyber insurance policies to hedge...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on June 19, 2021

This week in security news in review, we have reporting on the Avaddon ransomware gang closing down, Google releasing a new framework about supply chain attack prevention, and a new malware that prevents you from visiting piracy sites. These and...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on June 18, 2021

In the early morning of May 14th this year, security staff attached to the National Cyber Security Centre in Ireland noticed suspicious activity within IT networks connected to the country's Health Service Executive, the HSE. Hours later, IT systems...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on May 29, 2021

Welcome to your weekly roundup of cybersecurity news. In the current edition, you’ll find information about a new campaign by the threat group behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack, Belgian authorities closing a campaign they think originated in...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on May 20, 2021

With remote care, connected devices, and more efficient use of data digitizing healthcare delivery, cybersecurity has never been more vital for providers. Despite the benefits to patient care, however, there are some major weak spots that still...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on May 15, 2021

This week in Security News in Review, you’ll find plans from the U.S. government on disrupting threat actor networks, more action from the DarkSide gang, and FIN7 masquerading as a security analysis firm. 

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Posted by Matthew Delman on May 13, 2021

Has there ever been a threat to your business risk quite like a ransomware attack? One that strikes without warning to cripple a company almost instantly; one that afflicts organizations regardless of their size, industry, or importance; or one that...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on May 1, 2021

In this week’s edition of Security News in Review, we have stories about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calling for mandatory disclosure of ransom payments, reports about the Babuk ransomware shutting down, and the revelation that a German...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on April 29, 2021

Cybersecurity is generally not the first thing on anyone’s mind when she or he is contemplating a major operation or a prolonged hospital stay. However, with the healthcare sector experiencing a constant rise in cyber attacks, the potential health...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on April 15, 2021

Cybercrime is rising across all levels of industry and government. Nowhere is this more apparent than in financial services. Firms like banks and credit unions experience attacks nearly 300 times more often than other industries. This is even...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on April 1, 2021

Cybersecurity spending is something of a corporate paradox. Ultimately, the discipline of cybersecurity is about risk reduction. You purchase an endpoint protection platform and other security tools--network firewalls, data loss prevention, etc.--to

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Posted by Matthew Delman on March 27, 2021

In this week’s edition of Security News in Review, there’s new stories about the ransomware attack that locked up Acer’s computer systems, insight into how many Microsoft Exchange servers remain unpatched, and some theorizing on whether takedowns of...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on March 13, 2021

In this week’s edition of our roundup of the cybersecurity news, you’ll find information on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday in case you missed it, new insights into the Server hack, and information on the rise in K-12 cyberattacks among other important...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on March 6, 2021

In this week’s edition of our roundup of the cybersecurity news, you’ll find reporting on a new trend of ransomware gangs turning to virtual machines, several high-severity vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel being resolved, and some new...

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Posted by Matthew Delman on February 26, 2021

We’re back after a skipped Security News in Review last week. In this week’s edition of our roundup of the biggest cybersecurity news stories, we have reporting on ransomware attacks shutting down Underwriters Laboratories and a payment processor...

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