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By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 8/7 Prevention Is the Best Preparation for the SEC’s New Breach Disclosure Rules (CrowdStrike) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week voted to adopt new rules for how companies inform investors about cybersecurity concerns. The vote comes after years of gradually increasing guidance and scrutiny over companies’ handling of cybersecurity events. https://bit.ly/3qeR0NR The 8 Stages of the Ransomware Attack Chain (Proofpoint) Although attackers may be constantly fin... read more.

  • August 18, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 7/31 Making Zero Standing Privileges a Reality (CyberArk) The most significant change in the lifespan of identity security thus far is zero standing privileges (ZSP). Considered to be the next evolution of just-in-time (JIT) access, although it may seem needlessly complex at first, once you wrap your head around the concept, it feels as natural as turning off lights when you leave a room. https://bit.ly/457DKZX Build Strong, Secure Browsing Habits During—and Before—Cybersecurity Aware... read more.

  • August 04, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 7/24 Five Ways to Secure External Identities (CyberArk) The cast of characters playing essential roles in driving your high-stakes initiatives continues to grow in number, scope and risk. Keeping their identities secure is essential for preventing third-party breaches and attacks – and for protecting everything these external B2B users are building for your enterprise. https://bit.ly/43FTGSj Ransomware Roundup - Cl0p (Fortinet) The Cl0p ransomware appears to be a descendent (or variant) of... read more.

  • July 28, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 7/17 VMware's Purple Screen of Death Similar to Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death, the Purple Screen of Death occurs when there is a kernel panic in Linux variants that result in a system halt. This typically is due to a driver issue, hardware issue, or in my case, a recent patch. https://www.gothamtg.com/blog/vmwares-purple-screen-of-death Log4j Vulnerability: Are Organizations Still at Risk? (F5) It’s been almost 2 years since the log4j vulnerability was exposed, and organizations a... read more.

  • July 21, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 7/10   June 2023’s Most Wanted Malware: Qbot Most Prevalent Malware in First Half of 2023 and Mobile Trojan SpinOk Makes its Debut (Check Point) Our latest Global Threat Index for June 2023 saw researchers report that Trojan Qbot has been the most prevalent malware so far in 2023, ranking first in five out of the six months to date. https://bit.ly/3NNCQef Zero Trust: The Key to a Hybrid Workforce (Palo Alto Networks) Helping the workforce adapt to a work-from-home lifestyle doesn&rsq... read more.

  • July 14, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 6/26 Key Takeaways from the State of Zero Trust Report (Fortinet) In April, Fortinet commissioned a survey of 570 IT and security leaders from 31 different countries, covering nearly all industries, including the public sector. The resulting 2023 State of Zero Trust Report provides insight into the progress IT teams are making in implementing their zero-trust strategies. https://bit.ly/3CLKGQj Think Your Secrets are Safe in their Vault? Think Again (Check Point) As organizations grow and develop... read more.

  • July 07, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 6/19 Preventing Cyber Attacks is Critical to Improve Healthcare Outcomes (Check Point) Last month, 1 out of every 44 organizations across the United States were impacted by ransomware attacks. Healthcare organizations continue to be among the top 3 most impacted industries. https://bit.ly/3Pkm4pn Six Critical Vulnerabilities Patched with Microsoft’s June Security Update (Arctic Wolf) On June 13, 2023, Microsoft published their June 2023 Security Update which included patches for six vulner... read more.

  • June 23, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 6/12 Fortinet Converges NGFW and SD-WAN to Protect Traffic Traversing the Entire Azure vWAN Environment (Fortinet) Azure vWAN is a cloud service that brings together networking, security, and routing under a single operational interface, and customers typically use it to provide connectivity between their on-premises data centers, branch offices, and Azure vWANs. https://bit.ly/3p2h1z2 Tuesday 6/13 F5 Published Cybersecurity Research: Performance and Effectiveness on ML/AI Frameworks (F5) Organ... read more.

  • June 19, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 6/5 What Physical NICs Are Your VMs Using? https://www.gothamtg.com/blog/what-physical-nics-are-your-vms-using Non-disruptive Workload Mobility with ActiveWorkload (Pure Storage) ActiveWorkload is a powerful tool that enables you to move workloads non-disruptively between FlashArray systems. https://bit.ly/43JYtTc Extending Zero Trust OT Security to Meet Air Gap Requirements (Palo Alto Networks) These offerings were designed to help organizations stay secure while adapting to the tremendous am... read more.

  • June 09, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 5/22 The Evolving Landscape of Distributed Application Security: Beyond Network Firewalls (F5) With the dispersion of application services across highly distributed environments, security has become an infinitely more complex endeavor. https://bit.ly/3MNtaRB The Seven Types of Non-human Identities to Secure (CyberArk) Being aware of all the different identity types in your organization and understanding all the different security needs that must be considered are the first steps to building a co... read more.

  • June 02, 2023