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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…

2020 Threat Hunting Report: Insights From the CrowdStrike Overwatch Team

Falcon OverWatch, the CrowdStrike elite team of threat hunters, has the unparalleled ability to see and stop the most sophisticated threats, leaving adversaries with nowhere to hide. This report provides a summary of the OverWatch team’s threat hunting findings from the first half…

Five Steps to Take for Safer Government Networks This Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In our last article on the GovCyberHub, we featured part one of our two-part Cybersecurity Awareness Month-focused conversation with Tina Thorstenson of CrowdStrike. Tina is acutely in-tune with the cyberthreats facing public sector organizations, as she previously served as the…

Insider threat detection requires nuanced and resilient mitigation

In cybersecurity, threat actors are often viewed as far-removed adversaries looking to exploit our networks or extort our organizations for their own personal gain. But they are not always distant threats. There are also insider threats, which come from our…

WIZARD SPIDER unleashes Conti ransomware to extort millions

Threat actors continue to find new ways of disrupting life for their own financial gain. And sometimes their new ways are modifications of previously effective malware or ransomware, usually with an added punch. In the last year, the damaging Ryuk…