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Despite a recent decline in attacks, ransomware still poses significant threats to enterprises, as the attacks against healthcare organizations demonstrated this month. It is also becoming more capable. In particular, ransomware writers are aware that backups are an effective defense and are modifying their malware to track down and eliminate the backups. Ransomware targeting backups Ransomware will now delete any backups it happens to come across along...

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One of the smartest moves you can make to protect employees, especially those working from home, is to encourage them to use a password manager. It’s one of the easiest, too. Keyword best practices pertain to complexity, change frequency and uniqueness. Each best practice is intended to mitigate known attack methods and harden your online identities to both prevent compromise and limit the damage if account...

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Virtual appliances are a popular way for software vendors to distribute their products to enterprise customers as they contain all the necessary pre-configured software stacks their applications need to function and can be deployed in public clouds or private data centers with ease. Unfortunately, enterprises are at risk of deploying images that are vulnerable out-of-the-box according to a new study. It found that many vendors,...

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cybersecurity

The security landscape is never static. Smarter cybercriminals, evolving malware, more regulations and higher financial and national security stakes force organizations and their security teams to constantly adjust priorities. The IDG 2019 Security Priorities Study, released at the end of July 2019, helps to define how those priorities are changing for the next 12 months. The study is based on a survey of 528 security professionals...

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