5 Considerations for Your Cloud Security Framework

As organizations continue to shift more and more workloads to the cloud, they may inadvertently create security vulnerabilities. Recent research finds that configuration errors, insecure interfaces, unpatched applications, and poor encryption and authentication practices are opening the door for a variety of exploits.

Accelerated Cloud Adoption Brings Elevated Risk

It’s hard to imagine how businesses could have overcome pandemic-driven operational challenges without the cloud. By some estimates, organizations accelerated their cloud adoption plans by an average of six years in order to ensure remote workers had access to the applications, data and services they needed.

Rising Threats Require New Approach to Email Security

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in May created chaos that rippled throughout the economy. The six-day shutdown interrupted the flow of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products between Texas and the East Coast. It drove gas prices to their highest levels in years, led to panic buying across large swaths of the country and forced airlines to adjust their flight schedules to conserve fuel.

Protect Your Business with Dark Web Monitoring

Billions of stolen passwords, usernames and other digital credentials are now for sale on the Dark Web. Chances are pretty good that yours are among them.

The Dark Web is a collection of websites that are not indexed by search engines and are highly encrypted, allowing users to remain anonymous.

How to Relieve Your Patch Management Burden

Microsoft reports that 92 percent of all Exchange Servers vulnerable to recently uncovered zero-day flaws have now been patched and updated. While that’s good news, there are still tens of thousands of unpatched servers that remain susceptible to a range of potentially devastating exploits such as remote code execution, server hijacking, ransomware, cryptomining, data theft and backdoor attacks.

Whaling Attacks Target ‘Big Fish’ Executives

Phishing attacks typically cast a wide net to try and snag a few targets through the mass distribution of fraudulent emails. Even as these attacks become increasingly common, some malicious actors are looking to get their hooks into even bigger fish.

Law enforcement officials and information security experts have noted a steady increase in “whaling” attacks aimed at senior executives, managers and other key individuals in IT, accounting and finance.

Don’t Celebrate Emotet Takedown Just Yet

The recent takedown of one of the world’s most prolific botnets should make the cyberworld much safer, but analysts warn that organizations must remain vigilant. Given Emotet’s remarkable resilience over the years, we may not have seen the last of the notorious malware and botnet.

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