Hackers Increasingly Target Cities and Towns

Hackers Increasingly Target Cities and Towns

The city of Atlanta is still feeling the effects of a March ransomware attack that disrupted city government operations for days. News reports indicate that the city has already spent more than $2 million cleaning up from the “SamSam” virus attack, and city officials have estimated that they may need another $10 million over the next year.

Create a Layered Defense with WatchGuard Solutions

Create a Layered Defense with WatchGuard Solutions

Botnets, ransomware and phishing attacks are the top threats to businesses, according to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. Although there is some overlap — ransomware, for example, is usually distributed through botnets and phishing attacks — these are nonetheless distinctive threats requiring multiple countermeasures.

GDPR Deadline Exposes Data Governance Weaknesses

GDPR Deadline Exposes Data Governance Weaknesses

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May. Although it is widely considered to be among the most strict data privacy laws ever enacted, few organizations have made proper preparations. Ninety-three percent of global organizations surveyed in April by the business analytics company SAS said they are not yet fully GDPR compliant.

Outlook Adds End-to-End Email Encryption

Outlook Adds End-to-End Email Encryption

Email is perhaps the original “killer app,” an application so effective and easy to use that it sparked the rise of the personal computer and the spread of the Internet. Today it is the de facto standard for business communication with more than 4 billion email accounts worldwide generating nearly 200 billion messages every day.