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How Covid-19 has changed the cyber-threat landscape

Even before Covid-19 the cybersecurity threat landscape was evolving at a frightening pace.  The combination of people spending more time online and their uncertainty around the elements of the pandemic and its consequences has played right into the hands of cybercriminals.  Now threat actors are taking full advantage of Covid-19 with a vast portfolio of scams, including ransomware and phishing campaigns.

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

Sharon Holland

The dizzying speeds of development in today’s technologies create more opportunities for cybercriminals than ever before.  Each year we are seeing more and more challenges in the fight against cybercrime.  With so many potential targets in the IT environment: on-premise networks, cloud, mobile, and IoT devices, there are many areas that could provide a vulnerability for a cybercriminal to take advantage of.

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Ransomware Attack Scenario at “Shoes-4-U” – How Would You React?

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience a cyber-attack? Want to know what the warning signs are? This article recreates a typical ransomware attack scenario of what a business may go through in the first 24 hours when experiencing a data breach.

The Scenario

Fictional high street shoe retailer Shoes-4-U, with branches in every town nationwide, has recently received an email from a supplier.

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Recursive DNS – Does Your Organization Have A Security Blind Spot?

This month we share another blog from our technology partner Akamai on the topic of recursive DNS. Targeted threats such as malware, ransomware, data exfiltration, and phishing are increasing in volume yet many organizations have a blind spot when it comes to the Domain Name System (DNS).

Although every action on the Internet relies on recursive DNS, many security organizations fail to install corresponding safeguards.

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Zero Trust – Are VPNs A Thing Of The Past?

In a business world that is facing an ever-increasing and intensifying threat landscape, enterprises must re-evaluate their current perimeter security approach. This month we are sharing a blog from one of the pioneers of the “Zero Trust” mentality, Akamai. We take a look at how VPNs are out of date and why we should all be adopting the ‘never trust, always verify’

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