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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
September 2020
Article Date Article Title
9/29/2020 Microsoft report shows increasing sophistication of cyber threats
9/25/2020 New cybersecurity threat - Credential stuffing
9/24/2020 Cybersecurity: Your supply chain is now your weakest link
9/24/2020 Creating a New Cybersecurity ‘Norm’
9/24/2020 Malware Attacks Declined But Became More Evasive in Q2
9/23/2020 The Cybersecurity 202: This was the month cyberattacks turned fatal
9/18/2020 Justifying your 2021 cybersecurity budget
9/17/2020 More than 80% of government cybersecurity leaders say private-public partnerships a necessity
9/17/2020 Cybersecurity: the Dos, the Don’ts and the Legal Issues You Need to Understand
9/16/2020 Report Looks at COVID-19’s Massive Impact on Cybersecurity
9/16/2020 The changing threat landscape in today’s cybersecurity
9/11/2020 Cybersecurity claims trends amid COVID-19
9/10/2020 How to Communicate With Your Remote Workers About Cybersecurity
9/9/2020 Creating a Cybersecurity Culture Starts With Your Team
9/8/2020 Cybersecurity Companies Expose Sensitive Data Online​
9/8/2020 Cybersecurity after COVID-19: Securing orgs against the new threat landscape
9/4/2020 Why data is the missing link in your cybersecurity strategy
9/4/2020 How we collect, use, store and protect your personal data
9/3/2020 Which cybersecurity failures cost companies the most and which defenses have the highest ROI?
9/3/2020 Love, hate and cybersecurity
August 2020
Article Date Article Title
8/27/2020 Why The 'C' In CEO Must Include Cybersecurity
8/26/2020 A 2020 approach to security: People matter
8/25/2020 8 steps towards a simple, airtight cybersecurity plan
8/25/2020 5 Questions Public Leaders Should Ask About Cybersecurity
8/24/2020 Microsoft says the pandemic has changed the future of cybersecurity in these five ways
8/21/2020 Know the threats to mobile security
8/20/2020 How the shift to remote working has impacted cybersecurity
8/20/2020 What enterprises should consider when it comes to IoT security
8/19/2020 New Vulnerability Threatens IoT Devices
8/18/2020 Nearly 40% of Firms Fired Staff for Security Policy Breaches
8/14/2020 How cybercriminals are exploiting US unemployment benefits to make money
8/14/2020 Most security pros are concerned about human error exposing cloud data
8/13/2020 Zero trust is critical, but very underused
8/12/2020 Cybersecurity: These two basic flaws make it easy for hackers to break into your systems
8/12/2020 Four Cybersecurity Tips Every Small Business Can Implement
8/6/2020 25% of IT workers don’t enforce security policies
8/6/2020 Misconfigured cloud storage services are commonplace in 93% of deployments
8/5/2020 4 in 10 organizations punish staff for cybersecurity errors
8/5/2020 COVID-19: Flattening the cybersecurity curve
July 2020
Article Date Article Title
7/29/2020 Remote Work Raises New Cybersecurity Challenges: Steps to Reshape Your Approach
March 2020
Article Date Article Title
3/13/2020 Hackers are using coronavirus concerns to trick you, cybersecurity pros warn
February 2020
Article Date Article Title
2/16/2020 Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world
2/14/2020 Cyber Threat Actors Expected to Leverage Coronavirus Outbreak
2/11/2020 Why Ransomware Will Soon Target the Cloud
2/11/2020 Macs See More Adware, Unwanted Apps Than PCs
2/11/2020 Cybercriminals Swap Phishing for Credential Abuse, Vuln Exploits
2/6/2020 Which vulnerabilities were most exploited by cybercriminals in 2019?
2/4/2020 7 Ways SMBs Can Secure Their Websites
2/4/2020 New ransomware targets industrial control systems
2/3/2020 Three principles regarding encryption you need to keep in mind
January 2020
Article Date Article Title
1/29/2020 Number of Botnet Command & Control Servers Soared in 2019
1/29/2020 Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day
1/28/2020 Data breach: Why it’s time to adopt a risk-based approach to cybersecurity
1/28/2020 52% of companies use cloud services that have experienced a breach
1/24/2020 Over half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019
1/22/2020 Big Microsoft data breach – 250 million records exposed
1/21/2020 Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks
1/21/2020 New Study Finds Cost of Cyberattacks Soaring in Florida
1/16/2020 Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
1/15/2019 Why Firewalls Aren't Going Anywhere
1/15/2020 Cyber attackers turn to business disruption as primary attack objective
1/14/2020 A 101 guide to mobile device management
1/14/2020 Windows 7 computers will no longer be patched after today
1/7/2020 Texas Department of Agriculture Website Briefly Defaced