Media coverage - 2021

Media coverage published in 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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REvil Ransomware Group Resurfaces After Two Months Away

September 9, 2021

eSecurity Planet

It was a short hiatus for the REvil ransomware group that signed off in July following several high-profile attacks by the Russia-based crew on such companies as global meat processor JBS and tech services provider Kaseya.

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Cybercrime Money Launderer Handed 11-Year Sentence

September 9, 2021

Bank Info Security

A dual U.S.-Canadian national has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars in wire and bank fraud schemes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Officials say the activity included cash-out scams for North Korean hackers, including the criminal gang Lazarus Group, which has been associated with a military unit for the authoritarian regime.

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Wake-up call required to defend APAC’s critical national infrastructure

September 9, 2021

IT Brief Asia

Chris Fisher, our Director of Security Engineering APJ, discusses how public and private sector organisations – from government and military to banking, energy and transportation – have become digital-centric to seek economic savings, productivity gains and to create customer and citizen value.

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Is having many partners always better?

September 8, 2021

MicroScope

Microsoft has a sizeable global channel that raises the question of whether that is the model that all vendors should be aspiring to follow.

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NTFS Support in New Linux Kernel Promises to Make New Release More Cryptographically Sound

September 8, 2021

SC Magazine

Based on industry reports over the past few days, it appears that Paragon Software will include its New Technology File System 3 (NTFS3) kernel driver in the recent Linux Kernel 5.15 release, which promises improved support for Microsoft's NTFS file system.

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Protecting Asia Pacific’s supply chain from cyber risk

September 8, 2021

Frontier Enterprise

Over the course of the pandemic, one of the biggest disruptions the world faced was to critical national infrastructure, specifically supply chains. Border and port closures, mandated work from home policies, and severe shortages of citizen essential products including PPE and pharmaceuticals, have highlighted vulnerabilities in production, supply, and logistics. Asia is now experiencing a renewed surge in Covid-19 infections, which continues to impact supply chains across the world and manufacturers are yet again faced with complexities.

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DHS Announces David Larrimore as CTO

September 7, 2021

Washington Exec

David Larrimore has been named chief technology officer for DHS, a role he previously held at Immigration and Customs Enforcement between 2016 and 2019. Between federal appointments, Larrimore was lead solution engineer at Salesforce.

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DHS Announces Two Senior Cybersecurity Appointments

September 7, 2021

Security Magazine

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced two senior cybersecurity appointments.

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Behind the Firewall: What to Do if Your Vendor Has a Security Incident

September 3, 2021

Cybersecurity Dive

A vendor with a checkered security incident past is not automatically disqualified from future contracts. Rather, there is a playbook for due diligence.

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LockFile Ransomware Using New Techniques to Evade Detection

September 2, 2021

Bank Info Security

The operators of LockFile ransomware have adopted new techniques, including "intermittent encryption," to help evade detection, according to cybersecurity firm Sophos.

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LockBit Jumps Its Own Countdown, Publishes Bangkok Air Files

September 1, 2021

Threatpost

After Bangkok Airways disclosed that it had been clobbered by a cyberattack last week, the LockBit 2.0 ransomware gang tossed its own countdown clock in the trash and went ahead and published what it claims are the airline’s encrypted files on its leak site.

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