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January 2022
Article Date Article Title
01/13/2022 Phishers are targeting Office 365 users by exploiting Adobe Cloud
01/13/2022 New Vulnerabilities Highlight Risks of Trust in Public Cloud
01/13/2022 Microsoft RDP Bug Enables Data Theft, Smart-Card Hijacking
01/12/2022 Amazon, Azure Clouds Host RAT-ty Trio in Info Stealing Campaign
01/06/2022 Heap-overflow Vulnerability Affects Multiple VMware Products
December 2021
Article Date Article Title
12/17/2021 Why is a well thought-out approach to cloud migration imperative?
12/15/2021 Relentless Log4j Attacks Include State Actors, Possible Worm
12/13/2021 40% of Corporate Networks Targeted by Attackers Seeking to Exploit Log4j
12/14/2021 Enterprise email encryption without friction? Yes, it's possible
12/12/2021 How to Guard Against Smishing Attacks on Your Phone
12/10/2021 December 2021 Patch Tuesday forecast: How do you stack up? 
12/09/2021 One-Third of Phishing Pages Active Less Than a Day
12/09/2021 Organizations Losing Trust in Security Vendors Amid Rising Cyberattacks
12/09/2021 Emotet Is Back and More Dangerous Than Before
12/08/2021 AWS Among 12 Cloud Services Affected by Flaws in Eltima SDK
12/03/2021 Omicron Phishing Campaign Hits User Inboxes
12/02/2021 The importance of vulnerability management for your organization
12/02/2021 Key Characteristics of Malicious Domains: Report
12/01/2021 New Ransomware Variant Could Become Next Big Threat
November 2021
Article Date Article Title
11/19/2021 52% of SMBs have experienced a cyberattack in the last year
11/18/2021 The six most common threats against the device that knows you best
11/18/2021 Cyber complexity negatively impacts a company's ability to respond to threats
11/18/2021 Microsoft Exchange Server Flaws Now Exploited for BEC Attacks
11/18/2021 'PerSwaysion' Phishing Campaign Still Ongoing, and Pervasive
11/12/2021 Millions of Routers, IoT Devices at Risk from New Open-Source Malware
11/11/2021 Third-Party Software Risks Grow, but So Do Solutions
11/11/2021 Invest in These 3 Key Security Technologies to Fight Ransomware
11/11/2021 Tiny Font Size Fools Email Filters in BEC Phishing
11/4/2021 Password Reset: Claiming Control of Credentials to Stop Attacks
11/4/2021 Trojan Source - A new method Let Hackers inject vulnerabilities into the source code
11/4/2021 Critical Linus Kernel Bug Allows Remote Takeover
11/2/2021 The Increasing Need for Application Security During COVID-19
October 2021
Article Date Article Title
10/29/2021 Employers must balance productivity and collaboration tolls with security
10/28/2021 All Sectors Are Now Prey as Cyber Threats Expand Targeting
10/27/2021 Adobe's Surprise Security Bulletin Dominated by Critical Patches
10/27/2021 The dangers behind wildcard certificates: What enterprises need to know
10/25/2021 Defending Assets You Don't Know About, Against Cyberattacks
10/24/2021 11 Security Settings Your Should Know About in Windows 11
10/8/2021 Patch management complexity increased by remote work is putting organizations at risk
10/8/2021 October 2021 Patch Tuesday forecast: Halloween came early this year
10/7/2021 What Are Some Red Flags in a Vendor Security Assessment?
10/7/2021 Twitch Leak Included Emails, Passwords in Clear Text: Researcher
September 2021
Article Date Article Title
9/27/2021 5 Steps to Securing Your Network Perimeter
9/25/2021 Security News This Week: Even the CIA and NSA Use Ad Blockers to Stay Safe Online
9/24/2021 Most IT leaders prioritize cloud migration, yet security concerns remain
9/24/2021 Apple Patches 3 More Zero-Days Under Active Attack
9/23/2021 Improving Security Posture to Lower Insurance Premiums
9/23/2021 5 Tips for Achieving Better Cybersecurity Risk Management
9/21/2021 Hackers Are Going 'Deep-Sea Phishing,' So What Can you Do About It?
9/16/2021 FBI, CISA, CGCYBER Warn of APTs Targeting CVE-2021-40539
9/16/2021 Microsoft Warns of Uptick in MSHTML Attacks
9/14/2021 Three ways to keep your organization safe from cyberattacks
9/12/2021 What is Zero Trust? It Depends What You Want to Hear
9/10/2021 SIEM market size to reach $6436.2 million by 2027
9/10/2021 The impact of ransomware on cyber insurance driving need for broader cybersecurity knowledge
9/9/2021 Microsoft Warns of Cross-Account Takeover Bug in Azure Container
9/9/2021 In the Hybrid Future, Secure Everything Like You're Never Going Back
9/9/2021 33% of Reported Phishing Emails Prove Malicious or Suspect
9/3/2021 Why Ransomware Hackers Love a Holiday Weekend
August 2021
Article Date Article Title
8/27/2021 Challenges organizations face when implementing zero trust architecture
8/27/2021 Your data, your choice
8/27/2021 Critical Cosmos Database Flaw Affected Thousands of Microsoft Azure Customers
8/26/2021 Microsoft Tracks Widespread Credential Phishing Campaign
8/26/2021 VMware Issues Patches to Fix New Flaws Affecting Multiple Products
8/23/2021 Top 15 Vulnerabilities Attackers Exploited Millions of Times to Hack Linux Systems
8/23/2021 38M Records Were Exposed Online—Including Contact-Tracing Info
8/22/2021 WARNING: Microsoft Exchange Under Attack With ProxyShell Flaws
8/20/2021 Attackers rapidly adopting new techniques to target users
8/19/2021 How Ready Are You for a Ransomware Attack?
8/13/2021 Hackers Actively Searching for Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers
8/12/2021 How Companies Can Protect Themselves from Password Spraying Attacks
8/12/2021 Ransomware Attacks and Payment Demands Soar
8/11/2021 Cybersecurity is hands-on learning, but everyone must be on the same page
8/10/2021 Microsoft Patch Tuesday Puts Spotlight on Windows Print Spooler
8/6/2021 FTC: Phishing Campaign Targets Unemployment Benefits & PII
8/6/2021 Demystifying cybersecurity with a more human-centric approach
8/6/2021 Increasing speed of vulnerability scans ultimately increases security fixes overall
8/5/2021 Security is a Big Data Problem, and It's Getting Bigger
July 2021
Article Date Article Title
7/28/2021 Leveraging People in the Email Security Battle
7/28/2021 Podcast: Why Securing Active Directory Is a Nightmare
7/27/2021 Some 65% of Organizations Now Weigh Their 'Cyber Maturity'
7/27/2021 How Do I Let Go of 'Human Error' as an Explanation for Incidents?
7/20/2021 Success of Ransomware Attacks Shows the State of Cybersecurity
7/16/2021 Microsoft: New Unpatched Bug in Windows Print Spooler
7/15/2021 Attackers Exploited 4 Zero-Day Flaws in Chrome, Safari & IE
7/15/2021 The SolarWinds Hackers Used an iOS Flaw to Compromise iPhones
7/15/2021 Explosion of 0-day exploits: The bad news and the good news
7/14/2021 Seven Attributes of a Great Security Team
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