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Sophos report reveals telemetry gaps in 42% of cyberattack cases

Sophos, a global leader in Cybersecurity-as-a-Service, has released its Active Adversary Report for Security Practitioners, which found that telemetry logs were missing in nearly 42% of the attack cases studied. In 82% of these cases, cybercriminals disabled or wiped out the telemetry to hide their tracks. The report covers Incident Response (IR) cases that Sophos […]

80% of education providers hit with ransomware last year, Biden administration responds

As the 2023 academic year kicks off, schools across the globe are facing an escalating cybersecurity crisis, the Atlas VPN team reports. Data shows the education sector is the most targeted industry by cybercriminals, primarily motivated by the high percentage of schools choosing to pay the ransom. A recent Sophos survey of 3,000 IT and […]

Zimperium research reveals significant increase in sophisticated attacks against mobile devices

Zimperium, the mobile-first security platform for mobile devices and mobile apps, has released its Global Mobile Threat Report 2023. This year’s report reveals a continued growth towards mobile-powered business along with the increasingly sophisticated security risks facing it, including spyware, phishing and ransomware. The Global Mobile Threat Report 2023 examines the most important trends that shaped […]

12 tips to keep your business safe from cyberattacks

With businesses under increasing attack from cybercriminals, Mohamad Rizk, Regional Director, Middle East and CIS at Veeam Software, gives us 12 tips to improve enterprise security. According to recent research, more than 85% of companies have been the victim of a ransomware attack in the past year. It’s not a question of whether you’ve been […]

Major UK companies targeted by ransomware attack

Zellis, a leading provider of payroll services for the UK and Ireland, has confirmed that it has suffered a software supply chain attack affecting well-known companies BA, the BBC and Boots. The company released a statement confirming the incident. ‘We can confirm that a small number of our customers have been impacted by this global […]

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Chris Stapleton, Emmy Award-Winning Actor Christopher Lloyd Headline Additions to RSA Conference 2023 Keynote Speaker Lineup

RSA Conference™, the world’s leading cybersecurity conferences and expositions, today announced a number of additional keynote speakers for its upcoming Conference, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from April 24-27, 2023. Adding to the initial keynote lineup, RSA Conference welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Stapleton as a panelist on a session that explores cybersecurity and the music […]

Dole discloses employee data breach after ransomware attack

Fresh produce giant, Dole Food Company, announced in February of this year that it experienced a cybersecurity incident which was identified as ransomware. Upon learning of this incident, Dole moved quickly to contain the threat and engaged leading third-party cybersecurity experts, who worked in partnership with Dole’s internal teams to remediate the issue and secure […]

Opening the lines of communication between CISOs and the board

As the threat landscape widens, CISOs and the board must work closely and effectively to ensure they remain focused on the same goal: building a company-wide security culture and protecting their people and data. Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, says that while it’s encouraging to see that cybersecurity is finally a focus of conversations across […]

Research finds 48% of global critical manufacturing at significant risk of breach

Global cybersecurity risk measurement standard is needed to build cyber-resilience and address critical infrastructure trust deficit, says SecurityScorecard. Recognising the persistent threat posed by ransomware attacks to organisations of all sizes, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced the establishment of its new pilot to actively warn critical infrastructure entities about such vulnerabilities. […]

Big drop in ransomware payments revealed but ‘highly concentrated’ core of attackers keeps active

A new report reveals a dramatic drop in ransomware payments but warns a core group of attackers remains ‘highly concentrated’. The latest Crypto Crime Report by Chainalysis says that in 2022, total ransomware revenue fell to its lowest in three years. And while attackers still received at least US$456.8 million, this represents a huge 40.3% […]

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