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FBI removes web shells from hacked Microsoft Exchange servers

Authorities have executed a court-authorized operation to copy and remove malicious web shells from hundreds of vulnerable on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server software in the United States. Through January and February 2021, certain hacking groups exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server software to access email...

Get your firm to say goodbye to password headaches

Passwords are problematic. They can be costly and burdensome for businesses to manage, can cause poor user experience, and they are easily compromised. It’s no wonder, then, that many enterprises are expected to shift to passwordless authentication for users as part of an overall digital transformation. A passwordless solution The introduction of passwordless...

DDoS attack activity: 10 million-plus attacks and 22% increase in attack frequency

Netscout announced findings from its bi-annual Threat Intelligence Report, punctuated by a record-setting 10,089,687 DDoS attacks observed during 2020. Cybercriminals exploited vulnerabilities exposed by massive internet usage shifts since many users were no longer protected by enterprise-grade security. Attackers paid particular attention to vital...

Detection capabilities improve, but ransomware surges on

A FireEye report outlines critical details on trending attacker techniques and malware, the proliferation of multifaceted extortion and ransomware, preparing for expected UNC2452 / SUNBURST copycat threat actors, growing insider threats, plus pandemic and industry targeting trends. Global median dwell time drops below one month for first time Over the...

330 million people across 10 countries were victims of cybercrime in 2020

Over the past year, 65% of people around the world report spending more time online than ever before, likely a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we connected to the internet for everything from work and school to entertainment, social connection and even groceries, cybercriminals took advantage and launched coordinated attacks and convincing scams....

Despite higher workloads, risk managers have high levels of job satisfaction

A majority of risk managers are optimistic about the profession’s outlook, with COVID-19 and economic uncertainty amplifying the need for strong organizational risk management, a report from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) reveals. Sixty-nine percent of all survey respondents — comprised of 2,100 GARP Members across 101 countries...

Europe data center market to grow steadily by 2026

The data center market in Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the period 2021-2026, according to ResearchAndMarkets. The market is expected to grow due to the growing procurement of renewable energy sources. Over 25 European cloud and data center operators, including AWS, Google, Equinix, Interxion, OVH Cloud, Scaleway, Aruba, and...

Flashpoint helps enterprises and govt agencies mitigate fraud and protect against physical and cyber threats

Flashpoint announced two new product offerings in the past two weeks: Flashpoint Brand Protection and Flashpoint Card Fraud Mitigation. These two new products from Flashpoint further extend the capabilities that enterprises and government agencies have at their disposal to mitigate fraud and protect against physical and cyber threats anywhere online....

Sontiq Secure Identity Vault delivers digital file security for COVID-19 vaccination cards and medical files

Despite warnings from the CDC and news media, many vaccinated individuals are putting themselves at risk by posting images of their vaccine cards online, or unknowingly storing unsecure digital images on their devices. Sontiq announced that consumers can gain increased peace of mind and further protection of their sensitive medical files by placing...

Aruba announces set of cross-portfolio edge-to-cloud security integrations for Aruba ESP

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company announced an expansive set of cross-portfolio edge-to-cloud security integrations for Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform). The new advancements include the integration of the ClearPass Policy Manager secure network access control platform with the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform, formerly Silver Peak,...

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