This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On September 16, 2022

Monday 9/12

Modernizing IT Starts with Infrastructure (F5)

Modernizing infrastructure requires attention to its ability to support the tools and technologies in use to orchestrate the processes that carry out changes.

Consolidated Identity Protection in a Unified Security Platform Is a Must-Have for the Modern SOC (CrowdStrike)

The right way to address these challenges is a unified platform approach that seamlessly integrates telemetry from across customer endpoints, workloads, identities and data to offer accurate detections and real-time protection without overwhelming your SOC personnel.

Tuesday 9/13

Ransomware Roundup: Snatch, BianLian and Agenda (Fortinet)

Due to the ease of disruption, damage to daily operations, potential impact to an organization's reputation, and the unwanted destruction or release of personally identifiable information (PII), etc., it is vital to keep all AV and IPS signatures up to date.

What Is Zero Trust? A Comprehensive Guide & Security Model (Varonis)

Systems operating under a Zero Trust framework do not initially trust access or transactions from anyone — including internal users behind the firewall — and limit data access to minimize the blast radius of a cyber attack.

Microsoft Teams Optimizations Available for IGEL OS and Microsoft AVD

IGEL OS is the first Linux-based OS to support Teams optimizations with AVD. Prior to this, the Teams optimizations were only available in the AVD clients for Windows 10/11 and macOS.

Wednesday 9/14

7 Tips to Improve Your Existing Incident Response Plan (Palo Alto Networks)

A proactive approach with a solid IR plan helps you respond rapidly and effectively, with the ability to help your organization resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

Why Data Loss Prevention and Insider Threat Management Are Converging (Proofpoint)

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Insider Threat Management (ITM) are like two sides of a coin. The primary objective of both sets of technology is to prevent data loss and misuse of data.

Thursday 9/15

August’s Top Malware: Emotet Knocked off Top Spot by FormBook while GuLoader and Joker Disrupt the Index (Check Point)

Check Point Research reports that FormBook is the most prevalent malware, while the Android spyware Joker takes third place in the mobile index. Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution also returns to first place as the most exploited vulnerability.

Hybrid cloud security with zero trust solutions from Citrix (Citrix)

Traditional security approaches — VPNs — give users access at the network level. But once bad actors get in, they have free run of the network and can cause irreparable damage to your organization.

Friday 9/16

Why Automation is an IT Admin’s MVP (Okta)

By increasing efficiency, lowering costs, and making current employees more strategic, automation is rapidly becoming a key business strategy for many organizations.

Simplify and Scale Zero Trust Integrations with Netskope and CrowdStrike (Netskope)

With hybrid work, employees and their devices have moved outside the traditional corporate network. Despite this shift, employees still need to do their jobs by securely using cloud and web apps their employers do not own, and the corporate data residing in the cloud must be protected. Organizations need visibility and control from endpoint to cloud services.