Following the accelerated digital transformation, enterprises are increasingly reliant on Microsoft Office 365, but they often fail to recognize the criticality of data backup as a means of ensuring business resiliency. Veem's Edward Watson and IDC's Archana Venkatraman demonstrate why Office 365 backup is mission...
Many of the business continuity steps taken during the COVID-19 pandemic should be considered when crafting broader disaster recovery plans, such as those used after a hurricane, two risk management and compliance experts say.
Cybersecurity professionals expect a spike in ransomware attacks against school districts and universities this fall as new hybrid learning environments go online and unpatched equipment that has spent months in the homes of students and faculty is reconnected to school networks.
Ransomware gangs are increasingly not just claiming that they'll leak data if victims don't pay, but following through. On average, about a quarter of all successful ransomware attacks feature a gang claiming to have first stolen data. But in recent months, the number of gangs actually doing so has surged.
Ransomware-wielding gangs continue to rack up new victims and post record proceeds. That's driving new players of all sizes and experience to try their hand at the crypto-locking malware and data-exfiltration racket.
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise ship company, is investigating a ransomware attack that likely compromised customer and employee data, according its filing with the SEC. It's the company's second security incident this year.
Copycats using well-known threat actor names, such as Fancy Bear and Armada Collective, are launching extortion campaigns tied to distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial institutions, according to Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team.
Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims, driven by "big-game hunting," data exfiltration and smaller players seeking larger returns, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
An expired digital certificate for Quest Diagnostics, a major test provider, and several technology woes temporarily prevented the state of California from receiving timely COVID-19 lab test data, resulting in an inaccurate tally of cases.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why Barclays is being investigated for allegedly spying on its employees. Also featured: How the pandemic is affecting CISOs; an FBI assessment of nation-state threats to U.S. election.
Yet another ransomware-wielding gang has threatened to steal and leak the data of any victims who refuse to pay a ransom: The operators of Avaddon ransomware have created a dedicated data-leak site that already lists a construction firm victim, and the gang continues to recruit new affiliates.
Jeanette Manfra served under three presidents as one of the top U.S. government cybersecurity leaders. Now in her new role with Google Cloud, she draws upon her public sector experience to help agencies in their cloud adoption.
Business resiliency and the supply chain - they both were tested by the disruptions we've all experienced. But Patrick Potter of RSA says there are lessons to be learned from the response, and they will guide us as we prepare for the next evolution of our business climate.
In this eBook, Potter discusses: