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What shifting ransomware strategies mean for defenders

Babuk, the ransomware group behind the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department attack in April, has shifted its strategy from data encryption to data theft. Today’s columnist, Jane Adams of Secureworks, offers insights on what these changing strategies mean to security teams.

Four ways to shut down cyberattacks following mergers and acquisitions

During the original purchase of Yahoo by Verizon in 2017, when Yahoo disclosed two large-scale data breaches, Verizon lowered its initial offer by $350 million to offset some of the security risks they would have to take on. Today’s columnist, Dave Cronin of Capgemini North America, offers some tips on how companies can stay secure during the merger process.

Verizon DBIR 2021: Top takeaways for security pros

Today’s columnist, Louis Evans of Arctic Wolf, says ransomware gets the headlines, but the Verizon DBIR study points out that security teams still need to lookout for business email compromises. A major BEC by the Russian group RedCurl last summer hit 14 companies in six countries, including construction companies, financial firms, retailers, insurance businesses, law firms, and travel.

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