MonthMarch 2021

Top 5 Attack Techniques May Be Easier to Detect Than You Think

New analysis shows attackers for the most part are continuing to rely on the same techniques and tactics they have been using for years.

Google Updates on Campaign Targeting Security Researchers

Attackers linked to North Korea began to target security researchers on social media earlier this year.

What’s So Great About XDR?

XDR is a significant advance in threat detection and response technology, but few enterprises understand why. Omdia identifies four catalysts driving the emergence of XDR.

83% of Businesses Hit With a Firmware Attack in Past Two Years

A new Microsoft-commissioned report finds less than 30% of organizations allocate security budget toward preventing firmware attacks.

College Students Targeted in Newest IRS Scam

The Internal Revenue Service warns of fraudulent emails sent to .edu addresses.

Advice From Security Experts: How to Approach Security in the New Normal

Here are the biggest lessons they've learned after a year of work from home, and how they advise their counterparts at organizations to proceed as a result of those lessons.

3 Ways Vendors Can Inspire Customer Trust Amid Breaches

As customers rely more on cloud storage and remote workforces, the probability of a breach increases.

Weakness in EDR Tools Lets Attackers Push Malware Past Them

A technique called hooking used by most endpoint detection and response products to monitor running processes can be abused, new research shows.

Microsoft hands IT admins beefed-up Windows release health hub

Microsoft has begun rolling out its Windows release health dashboard to the Microsoft 365 admin portal, a move the company previewed earlier this month at its all-virtual Ignite conference.

"This will be a phased rollout and we expect this information experience to be available to all applicable customers by the end of April," Mabel Gomes, senior communications program manager in the Windows group, said in a March 25 post to a company blog.

The original Windows release health launched almost two years ago as one of the changes Microsoft instituted after the disastrous debut of Windows 10 1809, the fall 2018 version of the operating system that had to be yanked from release because it deleted data.

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Security on a Shoestring? More Budget Means More Detection

Companies that spend the smallest share of their IT budget on security see fewer threats, but that's not good news.