This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On August 27, 2021

Monday 8/23

Check Point Research: Education sector sees 29% increase in attacks against organizations globally

Check Point Research (CPR) today reports that since mid-2020, we are seeing a steady increase in the weekly number of cyberattacks per organization globally, with the education/research sector being impacted at a higher rate than others.

The Need for Endpoint Security Isn't Going Away (Fortinet)

The combination of the work from anywhere workforce and the growing sophisticated threat landscape underscores exactly how important endpoint security is for organizations to secure their infrastructure and users.

Tuesday 8/24

New Ponemon Study Finds the Annual Cost of Phishing Scams Has More Than Tripled Since 2015 (Proofpoint)

According to new research from Ponemon Institute, featured in the Proofpoint-sponsored report, The 2021 Cost of Phishing Study, the average annual cost of a phishing scam in 2021 is $14.8 million for a 9,600-employee organization, or slightly more than $1,500 per employee. That’s more than triple the amount in 2015, which was $3.8 million.

Protect your Citrix Workspace app environment with Process Hierarchy Control

The Process Hierarchy feature can help to limit the processes started from the app or desktop published to clients, reducing the overall attack surface and protecting servers.

Wednesday 8/25

F5 Collaborates With NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on “Implementing A Zero Trust Architecture Project”

F5 has been named as one of 18 vendors to collaborate with NIST’s NCCoE on the “Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture Project” to develop practical, interoperable approaches to designing and building Zero Trust Architectures.

Last Week in Ransomware: Week of August 16th (Varonis)

Recent reporting highlights yet again the fact that these ransomware gangs have little care about the aftermath of their attacks. Approximately half of US hospitals have disconnected their networks at some point in the past 6 months because of ransomware threats.

Thursday 8/26

CyberArk on AWS Marketplace: Driving Faster Time-to-Value for Customers and Partners

“By leveraging the AWS Marketplace, our partners are in the best position to deliver real and rapid value and continually meet evolving customer needs,” said Chris Moore, CyberArk VP of global channels.

Cybersecurity warning: Realtek flaw exposes dozens of brands to supply chain attacks

The attacks highlight vulnerabilities in the software supply chain that US president Joe Biden hopes to patch up with billions of dollars promised this week by Microsoft and Google.

Friday 8/27

New Solutions for Cloud Migration, Disaster Recovery, and More (Pure Storage)

Driven to innovate, we’ll continue to evolve Pure Cloud Block Store and cloud data services to provide you with an Evergreen experience with the cloud of your choice. Whether you have on-premises private-cloud, hybrid-cloud, or multicloud aspirations, contact your Pure partner or representative to discuss how we can help you meet your most challenging data needs.

3 IT Service Desk Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them (Lakeside Software)

Too often in IT, we find ourselves faced with problems that seem intractable but are really a result of not having the right tools for the job. This perspective needlessly complicates technicians’ work, slows down support services and, ultimately, stops the business from reaching its full potential.