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The Rise of Double Ransomware Extortion and How to Protect Against It

Data extortion is not a new tactic for threat actors. Big Game Hunting (BGH) is where actors steal and leak data to force ransom payments.  However, if this threat does not work and the victim does not pay this can result in an additional threat of releasing the data to someone else, usually a competitor – double ransomware extortion.

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How retailers are protecting against cyberattacks in a post pandemic marketplace

Retail is a sector that was quick to react to the pandemic; launching online stores if the retailer did not already have one, or expanding what they were offering online if they already had a store.  This included the addition of features such as curbside pick-up.  It is estimated the pandemic accelerated the shift to online retail by 5 years.

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Worldwide IT Spending to Grow in 2021 Despite Effects of Global Pandemic

Digital Transformation Offsets the Negative Effect on IT Spending due to COVID-19.

Gartner forecasts that Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2021, an increase of 6.2% from 2020.  This is a reversal of the decline in spending of 3.2% seen in 2020 as CIOs prioritized spending on “mission-critical” technology and services at the start of the pandemic.

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How activereach Used DNS-Layer Protection To Secure Their Retail Client’s Stores And Users

Our Client:

Fabb Furniture is the leading regional furniture and carpet retailer in the UK with an established base in the East of England where it has traded for over 40 years.

With 22 sites defined requiring protection, visibility and control of their network, activereach proposed Cisco Umbrella as the solution.

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