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Proactivity is key in Active Directory security

By Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks. Reports of new ransomware attacks are filling the news on a daily basis. What is less commonly promoted is that they all have one common element: the leverage of Active Directory (AD). This technology is responsible for critical authentication and authorisation processes across enterprise resources and it can be …

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The Cybersecurity 202: Cyber experts give Biden top marks at six months

At his six-month mark in office, President Biden is making the right moves to ensure the United States is safer in cyberspace, according to an overwhelming majority of cybersecurity experts we polled.  Biden’s term has been marked by a string of cyber cataclysms starting with cleaning up the SolarWinds Russian espionage campaign, which was discovered …

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Vendor Partner Round-Up: REvil Reviled, Kaseya Attack Broken Down

It’s been quite a week when it comes to ransomware. The Kaseya attack has permeated the cybersecurity headlines across the pages of the Data Connectors Community Partners. The REvil ransomware group has gained a reputation for big cash sums and sweeping attacks – but where do they come from, and what are they looking to …

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Kaseya VSA Supply Chain Ransomware Attack

Written by: Joseph Salazar, Technical Marketing Engineer – A significant reminder of the SolarWinds attack, attackers have once again targeted a trusted software vendor, this time Kaseya, to compromise hundreds of businesses and deploy ransomware. There are reports that the REvil ransomware group was behind this attack and that they have demanded $70 million to unlock the compromised systems. It is known to have affected over 1500 businesses using their on-premises software version. Many of these businesses use Managed Service Providers that the ransomware affected.

Cybersecurity software tool uses trickery to ward off potential threats from hackers

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have come up with a cybersecurity software tool that builds on the old notion of honeypots, a way of tricking hackers into thinking they’ve gotten into your systems. The new technology is called Shadow Figment. Thomas Edgar, the labs senior cybersecurity scientist, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about how it …

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Preventing The Next SolarWinds Attack Requires A Different Approach

By Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks. When the global SolarWinds cyberattack came to light earlier this year, it sparked grave concerns across private and public-sector organisations. If attackers could use software from a trusted vendor to breach defences, how could security ever be guaranteed again? In the wake of the attack, both governments …

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The New Normal: Exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks

News 12‘s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Tony Cole, CTO Attivo Networks, and Sean Joyce to talk about the exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks. Tomorrow, President Joe Biden is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden is expected to raise concerns over a series of ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity concerns with Putin. Ransomware attacks …

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Ransomware misstep results in a moral conundrum

By Jim Cook, Regional Director ANZ, Attivo Networks. It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves: when will ransomware gangs go too far and provoke a stronger response than payment ­– or defiance – from an individual target? In May 2021, we got our answer. Ransomware attacks on hospitals during Covid met with universal condemnation as …

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Updated: Fujifilm ransomware attack forces network shutdown

Japanese conglomerate Fujifilm has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down all of its network and servers. In a statement published Friday, Fujifilm said the cyberattack was limited to a “specific network in Japan”. It first became aware of the unauthorised access late evening on 1 June 2021. It then …

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Fujifilm becomes latest ransomware victim as White House urges business leaders to take action

Tony Cole, CTO of Attivo Networks and a former executive at FireEye, McAfee, and Symantec, told ZDNet that there were a variety of reasons behind the recent spate of ransomware attacks. Enterprises have an over-reliance on vendors and in general, organizations continue to add digital tools to their operations which increases the complexity of work for cybersecurity officials.

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