Pandemic Illustrates Need for New Cybersecurity Philosophy

Network attacks, malware campaigns and phishing scams are on the rise as cybercriminals seek to capitalize on our increased anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic and the lax security measures of at-home workers. According to the FBI, threat reports through the first six months of the year have already surpassed the total for all of 2019, which was widely considered to be the worst year ever for cyberattacks.

6 Tips for Limiting Your Risk of Ransomware Attacks

Much like the coronavirus itself, virus-themed ransomware attacks are spreading relentlessly. However, there are several relatively simple steps you can take to flatten the curve of these malicious campaigns.

Cybercriminals commonly launch attacks designed to play on widespread fear and uncertainty during major world crises.

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.

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.