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No immediate cyberthreat seen over Soleimani killing, but preparation is key

The most recent military portion or the United States’ on-going confrontation with Iran appears to be completed, but chatter is being detected among Iran’s supporters indicating anger over recent events, but none indicate an immediate threat. However, that does not mean government agencies, companies and others who may find themselves in Iran’s crosshairs should be…

Ransomware hits, but doesn’t stop, the Pittsburgh Unified School District

The Pittsburgh Unified School District is still recovering from a ransomware attack that took place over the holiday recess, but its superintendent says school is open for business. Janet Schulze, Superintendent, Pittsburg (Calif.) Unified School District, told district members in a statement that students are welcomed back while the district’s IT department struggles to recover…

Solving man in the middle cyberattacks with cloud-native SDPs

When it comes to the workplace, we are office-bound no more. While it still may seem counterintuitive, most work today actually gets done (at least some of the time) from remote locations, not company offices. Whether from home, a co-working space, or an airport, subway, hotel, or Starbucks, employees and contractors alike can be found…

2020 cybersecurity predictions

Curtis Simpson, CISO, Armis Voice Deepfakes will become the new phishing bait: C-level executives, politicians and other high-profile individuals are already high-risk targets for standard email phishing attacks given their level of access and financial decision making within their organization. With advancements in the deepfake voice technology, I expect a rise of voice phishing schemes…

Containing the ripple effect of cloud cyberattacks

The internet continues to grow more interwoven, interdependent and fragile, with power increasingly concentrated in a handful of big cloud players. When a cyberattack brings down one of them, there is often extensive collateral damage to the thousands of enterprises relying on its service. Case in point: in late October Amazon’s Route 53 DNS server…

NordVPN confirms 2018 breach

VPN provider NordVPN revealed yesterday that a third-party server located in Finland it had been leasing was accessed in March 2018. The company said the intruder was able to acquire an expired TLS key from the server, but otherwise no other data was endangered. The access was accomplished through an insecure remote management system account…

Ransomware attack disrupts Campbell County Health

Campbell County Health (CCH) in Wyoming on Sept. 20 was hit with a ransomware attack that has severely disrupted the facility’s computer network, requiring a return to paper record keeping and the transfer of some patients to non-affected hospitals. In a Sept. 23 press conference posted on Facebook, CCH officials said the attack’s impact has…

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