This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On April 30, 2021

Monday 4/26

DNS Management Just Got Easier with General Availability of Primary DNS Service on F5 Cloud DNS

As enterprises realize that they need a DNS solution capable of supporting their adaptive applications, they look for solutions that match their need for automation, speed, and ability to respond to infrastructure changes in seconds rather than hours.

The Need for Adaptive Cloud Security to Protect All Environments (Fortinet)

Security needs to be end-to-end, following data and applications wherever they may be located rather than tied to a traditional perimeter that defines trust based on whether something is “inside” or “outside” of a network perimeter.

Tuesday 4/27

The Pernicious Effects of Ransomware (CrowdStrike)

We must prioritize security investment before something goes wrong. Far too many ransomware victims say, “We never imagined that we’d be targeted.” That cycle of unpreparedness cannot be broken until organizations recognize the risk that they face and prioritize fixing it.

Mount Locker Ransomware Aggressively Changes Up Tactics

Organizations can look for signs of Mount Locker or AstroLocker within their environments, such as CobaltStrike stagers and beacons; and, they should monitor for the staging and exfiltration of files via FTP.

Wednesday 4/28

5 IT Investments for Success in 2021 (Pure Storage)

Overcoming new challenges with future-proofed capabilities will be key to ensuring continuity. Keep an eye on these key investments as you shape IT strategies today and into the future.

Phishing Prevention a Top Concern for Today’s CISOs (Proofpoint)

Taking a multi-layered approach to security and fine-tuning your current solution can greatly increase your efficacy in defending against this threat and providing a more secure environment for your users and organization.

Thursday 4/29

Update Your Mac Now: The ‘Worst Hack In Years’ Hits Apple Computers

Apple Mac users are being urged to update their macOS software now, as they’re at “grave risk” of hackers exploiting what’s been described as one of the worst vulnerabilities to affect the tech giant’s computers in years.

Zero trust, SASE, and what they mean for businesses today (Citrix)

The benefits of integrating zero trust, ZTNA, and SASE are clear. The goal is to guide the workforce experience and security outcomes to be continuously situationally-aware and contextually risk appropriate.

Networks Are Becoming Cloud-centric. Network Security Must Adapt. (Palo Alto Networks)

In a world that’s moving from cloud-ready to cloud-centric, cybersecurity has become a critical component in the foundation of the enterprise.

Friday 4/30

Double Trouble – the Threat of Double Extortion Ransomware and How Your Organization Can Protect Itself (Check Point)

IT teams should be vigilant for any signs of a trojan on their networks, and in preventing these pre-infections, regularly updated anti-virus software plays a key role.

Better than the best password: How to use 2FA to improve your security

A 2019 report from Microsoft concluded that 2FA works, blocking 99.9% of automated attacks. If a service provider supports multi-factor authentication, Microsoft recommends using it, even if it's as simple as SMS-based one-time passwords.