Articles In Technology Week in Review

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 1/8 A Former Hacker Explains How to Fight Ransomware (Pure Storage) Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly bold these days, evolving their tactics and attacks as fast as we can evolve our defenses. What if, in the ongoing war against cybercrime, you could get intel on what they’re up to straight from a former hacker? Now you can. https://blog.purestorage.com/perspectives/a-former-hacker-explains-how-to-fight-ransomware/ Cybersecurity Stop of the Month: MFA Manipulation (Proofpoint) This... read more.

  • January 19, 2024

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 12/11 Why Ransomware Actors Abuse Legitimate Software (CyberArk) Abusing organizations’ existing enterprise tools can help attackers blend in while they’re doing reconnaissance, and also aids them with privilege escalation and persistence. Coupling this technique with ransomware as a service (RaaS) also lowers the bar to entry by eliminating the need for attackers to create malware – something that requires skills, resources and time. https://www.cyberark.com/resources/blog/why-r... read more.

  • December 15, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 12/4 Check Point Research Navigates Outlook’s Security Landscape: The Obvious, the Normal, and the Advanced (Check Point) Check Point Research (CPR) conducted a comprehensive analysis on ‘Outlook’, the desktop app in the Microsoft office suite, providing deeper insights into attack vectors, aiding both users and the security industry in understanding and mitigating potential risks. https://blog.checkpoint.com/security/check-point-research-navigates-outlooks-security-landscape-the... read more.

  • December 08, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/27 Business Email Compromise Attacks (BEC) Keep Growing — Here’s How to Increase Your BEC Cybersecurity (Arctic Wolf) It’s clear that Business Email Compromise (BEC) is quickly becoming a top tactic for threat actors, and they have become increasingly adept at not only spoofing email addresses but taking over accounts altogether once they are compromised — all with the goal of tricking users and stealing funds. https://arcticwolf.com/resources/blog/business-email-comprom... read more.

  • December 01, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/13 Identity Security’s Crucial Role in Safeguarding Data Privacy (CyberArk) In today’s digital age, data is the lifeblood of businesses and organizations, fueling decision-making, innovation and customer trust. And the benefits of being an effective data steward are often rooted in outcomes that don’t happen. https://bit.ly/3SG5vGg New Gartner® BEC Report: Recommendations Are Fully Supported by Proofpoint (Proofpoint) The rate of BEC attacks and the average loss per inci... read more.

  • November 17, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/6   Purity//FA 6.6.0: Paving the Way for FlashArray//E (Pure Storage) Purity//FA 6.6.0 delivers bold ESG benefits, enables storage consolidation, and simplifies storage provisioning along with other improvements for FlashArray customers. https://bit.ly/49gnOrc How to Secure Your Network Infrastructure (Arctic Wolf) Effective security operations are necessary to continuously monitor data centers and servers, user login activity, SaaS applications, cloud workloads, email systems, and mana... read more.

  • November 10, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 10/30 ICYMI: Gotham’s CTO, Ken Phelan, met with Secure Network Technologies’ President, Steve Stasiukonis, to discuss the steps you need to take during a cybersecurity event. See the link below for the full video. https://youtu.be/u6J7BV5cImQ Skeleton Keys and Local Admin Passwords: A Cautionary Tale (CyberArk) In today’s complex enterprise landscape, the prevalent use of what can be termed as “modern digital skeleton keys” – local administrator accounts &ndas... read more.

  • November 03, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 10/23 Another InfoStealer Enters the Field, ExelaStealer (Fortinet) InfoStealer malware exfiltrates data belonging to corporations and individuals that can be used for blackmail, espionage, or ransom. Despite the number of infostealers in the wild, ExelaStealer shows there is still room for new players to emerge and gain traction. https://bit.ly/3s28AFw Are You Sure Your Browser is Up to Date? The Current Landscape of Fake Browser Updates (Proofpoint) Fake browser updates refer to compromised we... read more.

  • October 27, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 10/16 I’ve Been Hit by Ransomware—Now What? Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath (Proofpoint) The best ransomware strategy is to avoid it in the first place. But increasingly advanced attacks against the software supply chain and end users have shown that even the best-prepared companies can be caught out. https://bit.ly/45yOyju PAM and Cloud Security: The Case for Zero Standing Privileges (CyberArk) A new approach is required to apply the principles of Zero Trust in a world with the... read more.

  • October 20, 2023

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 10/2 Join Gotham CTO, Ken Phelan, and Secure Networks Technologies President, Steve Stasiukonis, on Thursday, October 26, at 9:30 AM for a CTO Tech Talk discussing what you need to do during a cybersecurity event. See the link below for registration details. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cto-tech-talk-tickets-723656886227?aff=oddtdtcreator Driving Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Efficiency: How F5 and NetApp Change the Game (F5) With data stored across multiple cloud environments and on-premises, the nee... read more.

  • October 13, 2023