This week’s updates would tell you why it is crucial to patch vulnerabilities in your applications if you’re a business owner, and similarly, why it is essential to have the latest versions of these applications and software installed for the end-users. Here are the weekly cyber headlines.
The education sector is often a lucrative and easy target for malicious actors as they provide various access points and vast volumes of data. Moreover, the student body often keeps changing, making it difficult to train them in email security. A successful cyber-attack can damage the brand name and cause a substantial financial impact. Hence, maintaining a robust email security posture is essential to provide adequate protection for students and staff from email threats and attacks. This article looks at the various email security threats the educational sector faces and steps to prevent them.
The first week of the year is not without cybersecurity updates, and we bring to you the most relevant of these security headlines. Here are the updates from this past week.
Supply Chain Attacks Target Real Estate Websites
Supply chain attacks are known to sabotage organizational networks, and these attacks have increased late. The most recent targets of these attacks are real estate websites. Popular real estate listing website Sotheby’s was a victim of a supply chain attack where attackers deployed a skimmer on the cloud video platform it uses – Brightcove. Consequently, all videos projected on its website (via Brightcove video player) were infected. All websites importing real estate property videos from Sotheby also had their websites compromised by the payment card details stealing skimmer. Interestingly, this scam has been ongoing for a year and has only recently come to light.
One more year is over, and there is no respite from cybercrimes across the globe yet. It is a never-ending battle, and 2022 opens up yet another chapter in the cybersecurity space. Ransomware attacks continued to cause havoc for businesses in 2021, along with the infamous attacks, such as the SolarWinds hack and the Log4j vulnerability. This article examines the cybersecurity and email security trends to watch out for in 2022. (more…)
K-12 Cybersecurity Act Becomes Law
US President Joe Biden recently signed the K-12 Cybersecurity Act into law which will add to the efforts at strengthening the cybersecurity of the K-12 educational institutions. The newly passed law will require the CISA director to analyze the cybersecurity risks facing K-12 schools within 120 days of the act being passed. The CISA director will also have to explore the possible cybersecurity challenges faced by these K-12 schools, including securing information systems, implementing cybersecurity protocols, and protecting sensitive employee and student and employee data.
Cybersecurity threats and data breaches will be among the most significant predicaments enterprises face in 2022. Below is an examination of the most critical data breaches of 2021 and a few areas where you should concentrate your efforts to defend yourself from such risks as you move into the new year. (more…)
The global managed services market is expected to hit $274 billion by 2026. With over 40,000 operational managed service providers (MSPs) in the US alone, there can be intense competition among providers at times. If you are an MSP business or plan to offer managed email security, this article discusses some crucial aspects of managed service offerings to help you do a profitable business.
The Christmas holidays are a fragile period in the world of cybersecurity. Many organizations undergo unfortunate cyber incidents during this time, and the simplest way to avoid such instances is to learn from the mistakes of others. Here are the top cybersecurity headlines the world over to help you plan your cyber moves better.
A zero-day vulnerability was recently detected in the popular logging library, Apache Log4j. Such an attack on your organization would enable the perpetrators to remotely carry out a complete code execution. While you must have already invested in anti-phishing services and other solutions, you need to consult professional IT teams to keep your digital assets secure from such new forms of cyber threats, too.
This week’s major cyber news headlines reflect the cybersecurity warnings being circulated ahead of the Christmas holidays and a host of other significant updates. Here are the most important of those security updates.
Imperva Reports a Surge in Web Application Attacks
Renowned security vendor Imperva recently released a cybersecurity analysis report highlighting that there have been over 4.7 million web application attacks since October 2019. Imperva’s findings reveal that web-app attacks are increasing by 22% every quarter. Data breaches in the UK have increased significantly because of the rising attacks on businesses (increased by 250% between October 2019 and the present day).