XDR stands for eXtended Detection and Response. What it is depends on who is explaining it. XDR evolved very quickly from Network Detection and Response (NDR) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) because everyone realized that neither alone could solve the enterprise security problem. In loose terms, XDR is similar to the old concept of a layered security strategy.Read more
Earlier this month, a vulnerability in the Apache Log4j logging framework was disclosed. The zero-day vulnerability was published by Alibaba Cloud’s security team as was called Log4Shell (CVE-2021-44228).
To protect business-critical applications and prevent remote code execution, which could give unfettered access to the hacker, businesses need to understand how to protect themselves from such attacks while patching vulnerable systems.Read more
Last week Kronos (now Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)) announced that they were hit by a ransomware attack that is likely to keep their system offline for weeks. As a major human resources management company, they provide services like payroll, timekeeping, etc. to other companies. Because so many companies rely on Kronos’s services, they are feeling the effects of this attack as well. So, what does this show us about the danger and damages of ransomware?Read more
Ransomware is everywhere and cybercriminals are increasingly more antagonistic, demanding ever increasing ransom payments. Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 says that payments are up 82% in the first half of 2021, with an average payment amount at a record $570,000. But with ransoms increasing and cybercriminals ever hungry for users’ data, what can you do to stop these attacks?Read more
By 2025, it’s estimated that cybercrime will cost the world $10.5 trillion annually—a figure that includes damage and destruction of data; theft of intellectual property, personal and financial data; disruption to business; restoration and deletion of hacked data and systems; and reputational harm.Read more