How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued multiple alerts over concerns that the rush to use Microsoft 365 and other cloud productivity platforms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may expose organizations to undue risk.
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2020 was a culmination of market shifts that has become a catalyst for the adoption of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)—from work from home to the implementation of a zero-trust strategy.
In a new survey from Omada and Enterprise Strategy Group, 93% of your peers agree that the COVID-19 outbreak has...
With the explosion of remote business, we are now digitizing many of our documents and processes. Entrust’s Jay Schiavo explains what new mindset this shift requires, what’s needed to ensure document authenticity and integrity.
COVID-19 didn’t spark digital transformation – it accelerated it. And as a result, what used to be cybersecurity’s IAM exceptions are now the rule. It’s a new reality and a new opportunity for the zero trust model, says Dr. Amit Sinha of Zscaler.
Good news in the fight to prevent COVID-19 infections: Researchers report that a digital contact-tracing app rolled out in England and Wales that's designed to keep users' data private and secure is helping to blunt the spread of the pandemic. They urge continuing global uptake of such apps.
Privacy watchdogs in Europe have imposed fines totaling more than $330 million since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, according to law firm DLA Piper. Over the past year, regulators received 121,000 data breach notifications, up 19% from the year before.
The "remote workforce" of 2020 is gone. Now we're talking about the new, permanent "branch office" - and it comes with its own unique set of cybersecurity concerns, says Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs. He discusses new social engineering trends and how to respond.
The pandemic only amped up the need for better bandwidth, visibility and centralized management, and all within a budget that will make it possible. Prior to COVID-19, Kumar Ramachandran of Palo Alto Networks declared 2020 the “year of the early majority” for SD-WAN adoption.
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Warning to workers: Your productivity tools may also be tracking your workplace productivity, and your bosses may not even know it. But as more workplace surveillance capabilities appear, legal experts warn that organizations must ensure their tools do not violate employees' privacy rights.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the EU General Data Protection Regulation fines that have finally been imposed on Marriott and BA over serious data breaches each suffered. Also featured: Regional digital fraud trends, and a look at the CISO role and its responsibilities.
The U.K. NCSC responded to over 700 cyber incidents over a 12-month period, 200 of which were related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the cyber agency's annual report. NCSC also notes that's it's preparing to step-up its response to cyber incidents involving the NHS and vaccine development.