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Media coverage published in 2021

7 of the Most Impactful Cybersecurity Incidents of 2021

December 23, 2021

Dark Reading

There was a lot to learn from breaches, vulnerabilities, and attacks this year.

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Attack Wipes 25 Years' Worth of Data from Local Electric Co.

December 7, 2021

Data Breach Today

A local electric cooperative serving western Colorado's Montrose and Delta counties, says a cyberattack first detected Nov. 7 has disabled billing systems and wiped out 20 to 25 years' worth of historic data.

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SolarWinds Attack: One Year Later, Cybersecurity Lessons for Pros

December 3, 2021

Dice

The world of cybersecurity changed for good on Dec. 13, 2020 as a result of the massive cyberattack on SolarWinds.

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Bugcrowd Reports Ethical Hackers Prevented $27B in Cybercrime

November 17, 2021

Tech News World

Over the last year, ethical hackers have prevented more than US$27 billion in cybercrime, according to a report released Tuesday by a leading bug bounty platform.

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Most Ethical Hackers Identifying Vulnerabilities They Did Not See Before the Pandemic

November 16, 2021

SC Magazine

New research that found some 80% of ethical hackers have recently identified a vulnerability they had not encountered before the pandemic.

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SOC Modernisation: A Digital Labrador for Next-Level Cybersecurity

November 15, 2021

Security Review

Modern complexities of rogue devices, remote employees, and multi-cloud environments have brought previously unseen levels of unpredictability to the SOC.

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48% of Companies Plan to Migrate Half or More of Their Apps to the Cloud in 2022

November 8, 2021

SC Magazine

A report on cloud adoption found cloud usage among respondents has grown to 90%, while 48% say they plan to migrate half or more of their apps to the cloud in 2022.

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Top 5 AWS Misconfigurations That Led to Data Leaks in 2021

November 3, 2021

Toolbox

Here’s a look at the most disruptive security incidents associated with AWS misconfigurations and how businesses can prevent misconfigurations in the future.

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US State Department to Create Dedicated Cyber Office

October 28, 2021

Gov Info Security

The U.S. Department of State will create a Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, led by a Senate-confirmed ambassador-at-large, to advance its cybersecurity diplomacy efforts.

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Ransomware: Why These Attacks Continue to Cause Cyber Risk

October 27, 2021

Dice

Since taking office in January, the Biden administration has made cybersecurity one of its top priorities.

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SolarWinds Attackers Targeting Resellers, Service Providers: Microsoft

October 26, 2021

eSecurity Planet

The Russian-based cybercrime group responsible for the high-profile attack on software maker SolarWinds last year is continuing to take aim at the global supply chain, according to a warning issued by Microsoft this week.

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Right place, right time: machine learning in cyber incident response

October 19, 2021

TEISS

Why it’s important to make the most of machine learning when managing cyber-security incidents.

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Ransomware's Evolution: 6 Key Trends to Watch

October 18, 2021

Tech Beacon

As security teams start to fight back, attackers have only become more sophisticated.  Here are six key trends that your security team should be tracking to ensure that your organization remains cyber resilient.

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Acer confirms new attack on servers

October 18, 2021

Tech Radar Pro

Acer has confirmed that its servers in Taiwan have also been breached, after hackers themselves shared details about the incident with privacy watchdogs, Privacy Affairs.

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30 Mins or Less: Rapid Attacks Extort Orgs Without Ransomware

October 13, 2021

Threatpost

The previously unknown SnapMC group exploits unpatched VPNs and webserver apps to breach systems and carry out quick-hit extortion in less time than it takes to order a pizza.

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Ransom Disclosure Act Would Require Victims to Disclose Ransom Payments Within 48 Hours

October 7, 2021

SECURITY Magazine

A new bill introduced would require ransomware victims to disclose ransom payments within 48 hours of payment — including the amount of ransom demanded and paid the type of currency used for payment of the ransom, and any known information about the entity demanding the ransom.

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Successfully Influencing Employee Security Behavior

October 1, 2021

Security Boulevard

A new report from Forrester Research indicates organizations should tread carefully between engagement, empathy and punishment because punishment has the tendency to reinforce employees’ negative perceptions and resentment of the security team.

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New Twist on DDoS Technique Poses Threat to CSP Networks

September 28, 2021

SC Magazine

No Internet-connected device appears to be safe from potentially being abused by a newly theorized form of distributed denial of service attack.

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Illinois Man Ran Business Telling Clients How to Launch Computer Attacks: DOJ

September 26, 2021

Fox Business

An Illinois man ran a successful computer takedown service until the feds stepped in.

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Why AI is a Critical Weapon in the War on Ransomware

September 24, 2021

AI Magazine

In the sprawling IT landscapes of today, artificial intelligence (AI) will play a decisive role in this war against ransomware, giving organizations the best chance to defeat motivated attackers.

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What Is the Difference Between Security and Resilience?

September 24, 2021

Dark Reading

Vectra Technical Director to the CTO Office, Tim Wade explains how Resilience shifts the focus toward eliminating the probable impact of the full attack chain.

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Use AI to beat the bad guys

September 21, 2021

BetaNews

Vectra CEO, Hitesh Sheth explains how AI is the greatest ally when it comes to creating a secure future. AI can learn the differences between normal and malicious activity — independently, without requiring human input.

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How Superloop Reduced False Positives with Behavioural Threat Detection

September 19, 2021

CSO Online

The security team at the Australian telco got its network detection response down from four hours down to one hour a day.

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Half of On-Prem Databases Contain Security Vulnerabilities

September 15, 2021

SECURITY Magazine

Organizations aren’t maintaining regular patching: With nearly half of all databases globally (46%) containing a vulnerability and the average number of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) per database standing at 26, it’s clear that businesses are ignoring one of the basic tenets of data security which is to patch and update databases as soon and often as possible.

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Executives' Ransomware Concerns are High, Yet Few are Prepared for Attacks

September 14, 2021

SECURITY Magazine

One out of every two on-premises databases globally has at least one vulnerability, finds a new study.

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