Category: Cyber Security

The cybersecurity legislation agenda

The cybersecurity legislation agenda: 5 areas to watch The 116th Congress is only a few months old, but far-reaching cybersecurity bills to protect infrastructure and the supply chain, ensure election integrity, and build a security workforce are now being considered. Here’s the list. New digital threats that could topple business, government, military, and political institutions are moving cybersecurity to the top of the congressional agenda.   The newly seated 116th Congress…

GandCrab Ransomware Slingers Target MSPs

GandCrab Ransomware Slingers Target MSPs A software company has been forced to remind customers to patch a two-year-old flaw in a third-party plug-in, after reports it is being exploited to infect scores of companies with GandCrab ransomware via their managed security provider (MSP). The issue relates to CVE-2017-18362, a flaw that affects the Connectwise Manage plug-in for the Kaseya VSA remote-monitoring tool. ConnectWise Manage is a professional services automation (PSA) product popular among…

Average DDoS attack volumes increase by 194%

Average DDoS attack volumes grew by 194% in 12 months The volume and complexity of DDoS attacks continued to grow in Europe during the final quarter of 2018, according to Link11. While Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) registered 13,910 attacks in Q4 (12.7% down compared to Q3), the average attack volume grew by 8.7% to 5Gbps, and 59% of attacks used multiple attack vectors. Key findings of Link11’s Q4 DDoS report include:…

The Financial Impact of Data Breach?

Worried About the Financial Impact of Data Breach? 5 Reasons to Insure Given the complexities and ever-changing threats, it is important to be as proactive as possible. Despite the rising cost of data breaches, most organisations are unprepared to deal with the financial and reputational repercussions. Joe Collinwood Founder and CEO of CySure explains why cyber insurance is a business essential. The cyber risk remains a key concern for every boardroom and…

The biggest cybersecurity challenge?

The biggest cybersecurity challenge? Communicating threats internally… IT executives responsible for cybersecurity feel a lack of support from company leaders, and 33 percent feel completely isolated in their role, according to Trend Micro. IT teams are under significant pressure, with some of the challenges cited including prioritizing emerging threats (47 percent) and keeping track of a fractured security environment (43 percent). The survey showed that they are feeling the weight of this…