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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 We take a look at how VPNs are out of date and why we should all be adopting the ‘never trust, always verify’

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Google GMail changes icon display for unauthenticated senders to help prevent whaling and phishing

Raza Rizvi

Google has just announced a change to the display by Gmail of the sender icon/picture for unauthenticated senders.

Back in July I wrote an article (Going phishing for whales? A cautionary tale (tail!)) that gave a real-world example of a company that had suffered financial loss through a successful whaling/phishing email thread.

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