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Posted by Michael Gorelik on June 28, 2022

Ransomware attacks have undergone a pandemic-accelerated evolution in recent years—and defenses have struggled to keep up. The first phase of ransomware has given way to something new and different, better and worse. To help understand this...

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Posted by Bill Reed on June 21, 2022

Shoe shops and security operation centers have something in common. One size fits all solutions are not a great idea in either area. Unfortunately for security professionals trying to secure Linux servers, purpose-built Linux solutions are...

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Posted by Bill Reed on May 31, 2022

Not long ago, the term “Linux protection” was closer to an oxymoron than a strategy. For security teams and vendors alike, Linux systems were seen as being either immune to cyber threats or not something threat actors targeted.

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Posted by Bill Reed on May 10, 2022

"Make do and mend." If you work in IT security, this slogan, from a pamphlet issued by the British government in 1943, probably resonates. In security, constant mending—i.e. patching, is a fact of life. So what is virtual patching and why would you...

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Posted by Bill Reed on April 27, 2022

For small and medium businesses (SMBs), digital transformation has been a double edged sword. Cloud technologies and IoT devices have boosted productivity during a punishing pandemic where every dollar counts. But these advances have come at a cost....

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Posted by Michael Gerard on April 12, 2022

Although almost nothing seems to get bipartisan support anymore, cybersecurity may be an exception to the rule. On March 1 2022, the Senate unanimously approved the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act. This bill follows President Biden's ...

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Posted by Michael Gerard on April 7, 2022

Cybersecurity professionals be warned: 2022 offers no respite from the wave of cybercrime that’s tormented enterprises these past couple of years. Cybersecurity was already a fast-moving sector prior to Covid-19. But the emergence of remote work,...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on March 9, 2022

Today’s cyber security solutions aren’t countering threat actors’ advanced attacks. In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, even the largest companies and most-secure public agencies have had serious vulnerabilities exposed. If existing solutions...

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Posted by Bill Reed on February 23, 2022

Few executives doubt their organizations must pay more attention to cybersecurity. Cybercrime costs were estimated at $6 trillion globally in the last year alone, a figure that is forecast to double by 2025. Assessed annually, this equates to...

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Posted by Michael Gerard on January 20, 2022

Gartner has released new research about moving target defense (MTD) that we want to bring to your attention. Their findings demonstrate why MTD is a vital component of a prevention-first cybersecurity strategy. Likewise, their forecasts predict...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on January 20, 2022

On December 9th, 2021, reports surfaced about a new zero-day vulnerability, termed Log4j (Log4Shell), impacting Minecraft servers. [see “Protecting Against the Log4J Vulnerability”] Countless millions of devices instantly became at risk of attack,...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on January 12, 2022

With a year-on-year increase of over 161%, malicious usage of cracked versions of Cobalt Strike (a legitimate penetration test tool) is skyrocketing. For organizations that still rely on signature-based next generation antivirus (NGAV) solutions to...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on December 17, 2021

On December 9th, 2021, reports surfaced about a new zero-day vulnerability, termed Log4j (Log4Shell), impacting Minecraft servers. Now, almost one week later, it is clear that countless millions of devices are at risk, and Log4j may rank among the...

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Posted by Michael Gerard on December 14, 2021

According to research, there are over 500 Million endpoints protected by the Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus product. The sheer volume of endpoints makes Microsoft Defender a prime target for hackers attempting to bypass its protection. 

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on December 9, 2021

Ransomware attacks are soaring. By the end of this year, the global costs incurred by ransomware will be more than $20 billion annually – 57 times what they were in 2015 . For individual organizations feeling the sharp end of this exponential rise,...

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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 Morphisec Team on October 7, 2021

A successful security breach brings with it a host of legal and financial ramifications, including cleanup costs paid to remediation vendors and possible penalties from the exfiltration of sensitive data. The rise of data protection regulations...

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Posted by Nuni Snowden on August 19, 2021

Credential theft is one of the most common ways for adversaries to gain access to critical systems. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) or its cousin two-factor authentication (2FA) are two of the technologies designed to limit this particular type of...

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Posted by Morphisec Team on July 22, 2021

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from IT Central Station.

Brian Wagner, the senior network engineer at Wilson County Schools in North Carolina, needed threat prevention solutions that would help improve his overall endpoint protection process ...

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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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