When breaking records goes bad – Threat Intelligence Report shows unprecedented uptick in DDoS attacks

With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people around the globe lost out on the opportunity to see records broken in amazing, athletic displays of human potential, drive, and spirit. But while…

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…

Four Reasons Why Hackers Are Targeting Schools During COVID

This article is part of a longer piece that was originally published on the NETSCOUT blog. Click HERE to read the original article in its entirety. We already know that cybercriminals have seized on the global COVID-19 pandemic as a…

The “new normal” of 10M DDoS attacks demands increased vigilance

There were nearly 1.6 million more DDoS attacks in 2020 than 2019’s count of 8.5 million, illustrating that DDoS attack numbers are moving in only one direction—up. With this massive uptick in DDOS attacks – hitting more than 10 million…

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…

COVID-19 Sparked a Global DDoS Crisis in the First Half of 2020

At this point, everyone is well aware of the global health risks of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. So far, more than 1 million people have been killed by the virus around the world, and almost 37 million have been infected…

Are government networks secure against cyber threats in 2020?

Last month was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which cyber professionals, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) claim is an opportunity to, “…raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring…

Civil Unrest, Pandemics and DDoS Attacks – Why This Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Unlike Any Other

To say that 2020 has been unique would be an understatement. It’s doubtful that any American will be reticent to turn the page on 2020 come this New Year’s Eve. The past year has seen the country mired in a…

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…