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Cybersecurity News

News Briefs

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March 2021
Article Date Article Title
3/12/2021 Compromised devices and data protection: Be prepared or else
3/12/2021 Rise in remote work leads to increase in IT security gaps
3/11/2021 Network Pivots, Patch Bypasses: Exploits Hit Hard in 2020
3/11/2021 5 Steps for Investigating Phishing Attacks
3/11/2021 Another 210,000 Americans Affected by Netgain Ransomware Attack
February 2021
Article Date Article Title
2/26/2021 Congress confronts US cybersecurity weaknesses in wake of SolarWinds hacking campaign
2/26/2021 Malware Gangs Partner Up in Double-Punch Security Threat
2/26/2021 Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses
2/25/2021 Ransomware, Phishing Will Remain Primary Risks in 2021
2/23/2021 Cybersecurity and your water: Hacker attempted to poison Florida city's water supply
2/19/2021 How to Fine-Tune Vendor Risk Management in a Virtual World
2/19/2021 Shift to Remote Work Necessitating Greater Innovation in Cybersecurity
2/19/2021 Microsoft: Solorigate attackers grabbed Azure, Intune, Exchange component source code
2/18/2021 Hiding in Plain Sight: What the SolarWinds Attack Revealed About Efficacy
2/17/2021 Information Posted Online After N Carolina Ransomware Attack
2/5/2021 New Ethical Concerns in Online Privacy and Data Security
2/3/2021 Top 10 most exploited vulnerabilities from 2020
2/3/2021 Concerns Over API Security Grow as Attacks Increase
2/3/2021 Security in a Complex World
January 2021
Article Date Article Title
1/29/2021 2020 Marked a Renaissance in DDoS Attacks
1/29/2021 Extortion demands grow as cybercriminals target new online industries
1/28/2021 Everyone’s talking about Data Privacy Day, but who’s listening?
1/28/2021 Breach Data Highlights a Pivot to Orgs Over Individuals
1/19/2021 The SolarWinds Hackers Used Tactics Other Groups Will Copy
1/18/2021 SolarWinds hack is quickly reshaping Congress’s cybersecurity agenda
1/15/2021 Understanding third-party hacks in the aftermath of the SolarWinds breach
1/14/2021 Cloud Attacks Are Bypassing MFA, Feds Warn
1/14/2021 Shifting Privacy Landscape, Disruptive Technologies Will Test Businesses
1/14/2021 Businesses Struggle with Cloud Availability as Attackers Take Aim
1/14/2021 2020 Saw 6% Rise in Number of CVEs Reported
December 2020
Article Date Article Title
12/18/2020 Microsoft was also a victim of the SolarWinds supply chain hack
12/18/2020 2020 broke cybersecurity records, here’s what’s to come in the new year
12/18/2020 Hack against US is ‘grave’ threat, cybersecurity agency says
12/17/2020 Malicious Browser Extensions for Social Media Infect Millions of Systems
12/17/2020 VPNs, MFA & the Realities of Remote Work
12/11/2020 Cyber attacks seen on COVID-19 vaccine infrastructure: US Senator Peters
12/10/2020 Knowing What the Enemy Knows Is Key to Proper Defense
12/10/2020 FireEye Breach Fallout Yet to Be Felt
12/9/2020 Vulnerable TCP/IP stacks open millions of IoT and OT devices to attack
12/4/2020 DeathStalker APT group seen in US for first time this year, targeting user devices
12/3/2020 Trickbot trojan takes aim at vulnerabilities in booting process
12/3/2020 Cyberattacks Target COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Cold-Chain’ Orgs
12/2/2020 How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)
12/2/2020 Which security practices lead to best security outcomes?
12/1/2020 Why microlearning is the key to cybersecurity education
November 2020
Article Date Article Title
11/20/2020 56% of organizations faced a ransomware attack, many paid the ransom
11/19/2020 Cybercriminals Get Creative With Google Services
11/19/2020 The Yellow Brick Road to Risk Management
11/19/2020 Oregon County Hit by Ransomware Attack
11/19/2020 Cisco Webex vulnerabilities may enable attackers to covertly join meetings
11/6/2020 Ransomware Groups Posting Stolen Data Even After Payment
11/6/2020 In Q2 2020, there was an average of 419 new threats per minute
11/5/2020 Digital Transformation Means Security Must Also Transform
11/5/2020 The One Critical Element to Hardening Your Employees' Mobile Security
11/4/2020 How to deal with the escalating phishing threat
October 2020
Article Date Article Title
10/23/2020 5 tips to reduce the risk of email impersonation attacks
10/22/2020 Pandemic Brings Rise in Cyberattacks Across the Globe
10/22/2020 US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks
10/22/2020 Microsoft Teams Phishing Attack Targets Office 365 Users
10/15/2020 State CIOs face same cyber issues as corporate peers, with budget constraints
10/15/2020 Microsoft Office 365 Accounts a Big Target for Attackers
10/15/2020 As attackers evolve their tactics, continuous cybersecurity education is a must
10/14/2020 Assuring Business Continuity by Reducing Malware Dwell Time
10/14/2020 With database attacks on the rise, how can companies protect themselves?
10/9/2020 Emotet 101: How the Ransomware Works -- and Why It's So Darn Effective
10/8/2020 Threat of fines, not FUD, drives board decisions on cybersecurity spend
10/8/2020 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses | Avast
10/8/2020 A Cybersecurity Checklist For The New Norm
10/8/2020 One-fifth of organizations did not make cybersecurity a priority during the pandemic
10/1/2020 U.S. Treasury warns cyber insurers payments to hackers may violate sanctions
10/1/2020 It Won't Happen to Me': Employee Apathy Prevails Despite Greater Cybersecurity Awareness
10/1/2020 61% of business don’t apply basic password security techniques, here’s how to
10/1/2020 Half of organizations experienced security incidents while working remotely
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