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86% of U.S. and European Companies Suffer Network Security Disruptions Amid Work-from-Home Switch

May 06 by Alina Bizga

A new study from Neustar International Security Council (NISC) shows that 86% of companies have experienced network disruptions due to the sudden shift to remote work.

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Average Enterprise Ransomware Payments Surge 33% in First Quarter

May 06 by Silviu Stahie

The average payment to ransomware operators increased in the Q1 2020, according to a new Coveware report. The COVID-19 pandemic and the troubling economic times are making their mark on ransomware attacks, leaving companies more willing pay. 

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U.S. Officials Anticipate Rise in BEC Scams Against Businesses Seeking Economic Relief

May 05 by Alina Bizga

Losses from cybercrime totaled a staggering $3.5 billion in the U.S. alone, and BEC scams accounted for nearly half, according to the 2019 Internet Crime Report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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DDoS Attack Stats Accelerate in Quarantine Era

May 04 by Ericka Chickowski

Even as internet and cloud solution providers are scrambling to reliably handle increased traffic due to the sudden shifts to distributed workforces in the face of COVID-19, they're also battling strains against their bandwidth from a decidedly less legitimate front. According to several pieces of research out recently, DDoS attackers are turning up the heat in the quarantine era.

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MITRE ATT&CK Evaluation - Bitdefender a Stellar EDR Vendor For Midsized Organizations & MSPs

Apr 30 by Andra Cazacu

Apr 21st saw much anticipated release of the MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluation framework. With many vendors claiming success in MITRE ATT&CK latest Evaluation results, it may be difficult to read between the noise and discover which solution makes most sense for your organization.

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Cybersecurity Incidents Up 23% after COVID-19 Forced Businesses to Switch to Remote Work

Apr 30 by Filip Truta

23% of infosec professionals say that cybersecurity incidents experienced by their organization have increased since transitioning to remote work. At the same time, almost half say they have been taken off some or all of their typical security duties to assist with other IT-related tasks.

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Accelerating Safely on the Digital Highway

Apr 30 by Bogdan Carlescu

 Cyber Resilience - Safeguarding Your Digital Transformation with Detection and Response

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Some Small Business Owners Expect IRS and WHO to Send them Emails, Survey Reveals

Apr 29 by Silviu Stahie

The economics behind the current COVID-19 pandemic creates gateways for possible cybersecurity intrusions, and consumers and small business owners (SMB) are among the most affected, according to a survey from IBM Security and Morning Consult. 

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Five Tips On Training Staff to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Apr 28 by George V. Hulme

There has been a steady rise in COVID-19 scams and attacks since the novel coronavirus pandemic went global in February. Traditional cybercriminals, as well as APT groups, have been exploiting the situation and will likely continue until COVID-19 is no longer a front-page news item. The attack techniques look familiar: phishing, vishing, malicious apps, malicious domains, and crafty SEO techniques, along with social engineering techniques designed to entice people to click on links or attachments to install malware or steal login credentials.

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A GIF Image Could Have Let Hackers Hijack Microsoft Teams at Your Firm

Apr 27 by Graham Cluley

A critical vulnerability has been patched in the Microsoft Teams work collaboration platform after security researchers discovered a way in which hackers could compromise accounts and steal data with something as seemingly harmless as an animated .GIF image.

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Insider Threats Jump 47 Percent, as Incident Costs Reach $11.45 Million, New Study Shows

Apr 27 by Alina Bizga

Amid the turmoil and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, companies were forced to hastily implement solutions that could allow employees to shift to telework overnight, creating extensive opportunities for bad actors and insider threats to flourish.

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Businesses Are Increasingly Considering Paying Ransomware Attackers

Apr 24 by Filip Truta

Ransomware attacks are more common than previously thought in the small and medium business (SMB) community, with 46% of SMBs reporting falling victim to the data-crippling malware. 73% of those targeted have actually paid a ransom, new research shows.

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