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Archive: October 2020

Network Segmentation: Concepts and Practices

Network Segmentation: Concepts and Practices

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Dan Kambic

This post was co-authored by Jason Fricke. Imagine a home with only a single large space containing all of your important things, arranged for your convenience. Now imagine someone breaking into it. How safe are your important things? Many organizations implement their networks the same way. By seeking easy and uncomplicated network management--or simply because they don't know better--many organizations can end up with hundreds or thousands of systems connected in a single, massive network....

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Three Places to Start in Defending Against Ransomware

Three Places to Start in Defending Against Ransomware

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Tim Shimeall

Ransomware is an active and growing threat, affecting many government agencies and private companies. Costs of a ransomware attack (including loss of capability, restoration of data, preventing further attacks, and cleaning up the damage due to the ransomware) frequently run from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, over and above any payment of ransom, which is not recommended and may open the organization up to sanctions. Organizations wanting to avoid this damage face a...

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Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) Threats

Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) Threats

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Marisa Midler

Ransomware continues to be a severe threat to organizations, and the threat is growing. Ransomware attacks are on the rise and a report from the Beazley Group shows ransomware attacks have increased by 25 percent from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020. The monetary value of the average ransom payment has also significantly increased. From Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 the average ransom payment increased from $41,198 to $84,116, a 104 percent increase according to a...

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