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NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report (Issue 6: 2H 2020)

Against the backdrop of an unprecedented shift toward online workforce participation across the globe, NETSCOUT’s ATLAS Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) observed a huge upsurge in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, brute-forcing of access credentials, and malware targeting of internet-connected devices.…

Statecraft and tradecraft are no longer mutually exclusive in cybercrime

According to the recent CrowdStrike Global Threat Report, global cybersecurity threats continue to rise year-over-year. That is a constant that won’t likely change. However, the source of threats and their complexities are anything but moored in concrete. Both state-sponsored and…

Supply Chain Attacks and Vaccine Hacking – CrowdStrike Global Threat Report Reveals the New Normal in 2021

The recently released CrowdStrike 2021 Global Threat Report (GTR) provides a stark but comprehensive outline of the ongoing threat landscape facing modern cybersecurity professionals. Hot off the heels of, “a year of hardship and grief for many,” CrowdStrike’s annual report…

Global Threat Report Shows Malicious Actors Went Big Game Hunting in 2020

Earlier this month, the global cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, released their 2021 Global Threat Report, which provides a detailed, in-depth picture of the current threat landscape facing organizations today, an overview of threat activity from the past year, and recommendations for…

CrowdStrike 2021 Global Threat Report

As the saying goes, “the devil is in the details,” and in many ways, that sums up this year’s Global Threat Report. The details revealed in these pages are derived from firsthand observations of our frontline cyber responders and analysts,…

The uphill climb of rebuilding America’s cyber workforce

President Biden has proposed injecting up to $9 billion to help bolster the Technology Modernization Fund.  What should this $9 billion be used on? Where could it be most effectively utilized to secure our nation, and what is the current…

Global Security Attitude Survey shows recent state-sponsored attacks are just the beginning

If there was ever a perfect time to understand the state of affairs in regard to global cybersecurity, it was 2020. The recent discovery of alleged Russian-based hacking of U.S. government and tech company systems provides all the more reason…

e-Crime takes over cyber intrusions in 2020

2020 has presented a host of difficulties from the ongoing pandemic, to hurricanes, to an intense wildfire season. But natural disasters and pandemics weren’t the only threats to government organizations this year – a very real man-made threat also increased…

Three Steps to Exploiting a Pandemic Infographic

The excerpt from NETSCOUT’s 1H 2020 Threat Report reveals that attackers targeted COVID-era lifelines such as e-commerce, healthcare, and education with an unprecedented number of shorter, faster, more complex attacks. Fill out the form below to access the Infographic, “Three…

NETSCOUT 1H 2020 Threat Intelligence Report – Cybercrime Exploiting a Pandemic

For cybercriminals, the COVID-19 pandemic is nothing short of an outstanding business opportunity—and they have taken full advantage. Attackers targeted COVID-era lifelines such as e-commerce, healthcare, and educational services with short, complex, high-throughput attacks designed to quickly overwhelm and take…