The Million Dollar Ransomware Question – Should We Pay?

This article was originally published on the NETSCOUT blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Ransomware attacks are on the rise. According to one recent industry report, a company will be attacked every 11 seconds in 2021, and the costs…

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…

Not an isolated incident – attacks against critical infrastructure are not going away

Earlier this year, a downright chilling cyberattack against our nation’s critical infrastructure was exposed and reported in Oldsmar, Florida, a town of fewer than 14,000 people just outside of Tampa. The attack was targeted against a local water treatment facility…

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…

Lazarus Bear Armada Extorts Government Organizations with Sophisticated DDoS Threat

In a recent episode of the GovCyberHub Podcast, we sat down with a small panel of cybersecurity experts to discuss the current cyber extortion threat facing government organizations, state and local agencies, and private enterprises. What we learned is that…

Cyber Extortion Symposium – Keeping eCriminals at Bay

According to the cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, there were more than 40,000 cyber intrusions in just the first half of 2020 alone. What were the hackers looking to accomplish with the cyber intrusions? Since 63 percent of incidents CrowdStrike investigated in…

Work from home and neglected clouds – CrowdStrike Services Report shows 2020 was a virtual playground for hackers

Earlier this month, CrowdStrike released its annual CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report, a report that outlines the trends that the firm identified from client engagements and key cybersecurity themes identified from the prior year. Candidly, it’s a report that…

Nation-state attack on government validates concerns about AppSec and supply chain security

One of the top trends that we witnessed covering government and military cybersecurity in 2020 – aside from the massive upswing in threats that accompanied the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – was a renewed and increased focus on securing the supply…

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…