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New Research: Costs and Downtime from Ransomware Spike

Remember about year or so ago when experts believed awareness of ransomware had increased, defenses were improving, and the number of successful ransomware attacks were likely to drop? Wishful thinking.

In a previous post, we discussed why ransomware attacks, after a brief decline, should be among your top five security priorities in 2020. The FBI shares our concerns, warning organizations that ransomware attacks were becoming more targeted, sophisticated and costly.

The Significant Threat of Business Email Compromise

BEC scams cost companies millions in fraudulent wire transfers.

It’s late on a Wednesday afternoon and Joe in finance receives an email from the CEO: “Just signed a contract with a new supplier. Please wire $150,000 to this account ASAP. Thanks.” A bank routing and account number are provided.

Cooperative Tech Purchasing

Business and IT leaders now collaborate on difficult buying decisions. Third-party providers can help.

It wasn’t that long ago that IT departments were essentially technology fiefdoms, largely independent of the rest of the organization with a few key managers having almost total authority over operations.

Improve Threat Detection and Response with WatchGuard

In a recent post, we described many of the techniques that malware authors are using to disguise their attacks. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how WatchGuard Technologies uses data analytics to identify and expose these stealthy exploits.

As described in the earlier post, cybercriminals today employ code obfuscation, polymorphism and other techniques to create malware that can constantly change its identifiable features.

Protect SaaS Data with Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for new software deployments as organizations seek the flexibility and cost benefits of the cloud delivery model. One recent study finds that organizations now use an average of 16 SaaS business applications and plan to increase that number substantially over the next three years.