Threat Intelligence Report Shows the Bad Side of Innovation

Earlier today, NETSCOUT’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) released their Threat Intelligence Report featuring findings from 1H 2021. The report analyzes the data generated by NETSCOUT ASERT in their work defending the networks of government agencies and large…

Triple Extortion Ransomware: How Agencies Can Protect Themselves

In our previous article on the GovCyberHub, we sat down with Richard Hummel, NETSCOUT’s ASERT Threat Research Lead, to discuss the evolution of cyberattacks from traditional single vectors to the increasingly pervasive triple extortion ransomware. Combining the elements of ransomware,…

An Introduction to Triple Extortion Ransomware with NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel

Richard Hummel, NETSCOUT’s ASERT Threat Research Lead, understands what is at stake when an organization is the victim of a ransomware attack. “I’ve got a long history of helping customers deal with ransomware, and now DDoS as well.” Hummel, who…

Fal.Con for Public Sector 2021: OMB’s CISO on where things stand since cybersecurity EO release

For cybersecurity professionals, 2021 has been a year that’s witnessed decades of fears and worries coming to fruition. The year began with panic, as IT professionals dizzyingly reeled and reacted to the massive SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server breaches. In…

Why a firewall, alone, won’t protect your network from DDoS attacks

In a recent interview with the GovCyberHub, NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel spoke about the common misconception that firewalls protect federal government agencies’ networks against DDoS cyberattacks. He explained that, “Firewalls do little to protect against a DDoS attack and are designed…

Kaseya Cyberattack: A preview of things to come?

On July 4th, 2021, a cyberattack occurred that made use of a zero-day vulnerability present in Kaseya software to gain access to a multitude of desktops. The ransomware attack demonstrated a number of new and innovative exploits that are deeply…

Could the Kaseya ransomware attack have been prevented? A Q&A with Chris Roberts of Quest

July 4th, typically a day of celebration full of good drinks, foods, and friends, was marred this year by a successful ransomware attack that utilized Kaseya software as an attack vector. The attack, perpetrated by REvil, targeted managed service providers…

Is 2021 the year that government agencies finally focus on data privacy?

A number of recent, high-profile data breaches and cyberattacks on U.S. digital infrastructure, networks, and critical infrastructure have made data privacy top-of-mind for the federal government. In light of recent attacks, including the Solarwinds breach, the Colonial Pipeline breach, and…

Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Should Worry Hackers

The risks that cyber threats pose to American critical infrastructures, supply chains, and government networks have been forewarned by cybersecurity experts for nearly two decades. On May 7, 2021, hackers from Eastern Europe leveraged a ransomware attack against the Colonial…

Finding a cure for cyberattacks against the healthcare industry

This article originally appeared on the NETSCOUT blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. The most recent NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report has found that vital pandemic industries, such as healthcare, experienced increased attention from malicious actors, while the global Lazarus…