MonthSeptember 2020

The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran’s Nation-State Hacking Ops

A look at the state of Iran's cyber operations as the US puts the squeeze on it with a pile of indictments and sanctions.

The No Good, Very Bad Week for Iran’s Nation-State Hacking Ops

A look at the state of Iran's cyber operations as the US puts the squeeze on it with a pile of indictments and sanctions.

GitHub Tool Spots Security Vulnerabilities in Code

Scanner, which just became generally available, lets developers spot problems before code gets into production.

Cloud Misconfiguration Mishaps Businesses Must Watch

Cloud security experts explain which misconfigurations are most common and highlight other areas of the cloud likely to threaten businesses.

Attacker Dwell Time: Ransomware’s Most Important Metric

How to bolster security defenses by zeroing in on the length of time an interloper remains undetected inside your network.

Lessons learned: Provisioning new employees during a pandemic

COVID-19 means just about everyone who can do so now works from home. But the rapid pace at which this happened put IT under a great deal of pressure, so, what have we learned that may help in future?

The digital transformation continues

The JNUC conference this week sees 15,000 Apple-in-the-enterprise IT staff come together, and a lot of the focus is on the challenges of rapid migration to remote work. The scale of this migration is vast, and it seems to be continuing at pace.

Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson shared a little data to illustrate this: “We're seeing 1.5 million new devices every seven days coming into the cloud to be managed (by Microsoft Endpoint Manager) and that's Windows, iOS, Mac and Android.” (Italics mine.)

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Microsoft: Ransomware & Nation-State Attacks Rise, Get More Sophisticated

Malware-based attacks are out, phishing is in, along with credential stuffing and business email compromise. Microsoft recommends defensive tactics in its new report on rising threats.

DDoS Attacks Soar in First Half of 2020

Shorter, faster, multivector attacks had a greater impact on victims.

New Campaign by China-Linked Group Targets US Orgs for First Time

In a least one instance, the Palmerworm APT group was able to remain undetected on a compromised system for nearly six months, according to Symantec.

New Campaign by China-Linked Group Targets US Orgs for First Time

In a least one instance, the Palmerworm APT group was able to remain undetected on a compromised system for nearly six months, according to Symantec.