This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On February 24, 2023

Monday 2/20

3 Ways Visualization Improves Cloud Asset Management and Security (CrowdStrike)

While it’s important to understand the relationships and potential vulnerabilities of your cloud assets, the practice of managing these systems is complicated by the ever-changing nature of cloud environments.

Ransomware Roundup – CatB Ransomware (Fortinet)

CatB is a reasonably new entrant to the ransomware field, with samples only dating back to December 2022. The ransom demanded is steep at 50BTC on day 1. This is approximately $1,102,010.00 (as of the date of this writing).

Tuesday 2/21

Extending and Maximizing Value of Citrix DaaS with Login Enterprise (Login VSI)

When discussing the idea of a significant transformation like migrating critical services to the Cloud, the goal is to ensure that the end-users will have an experience that meets or exceeds their expectations.

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Pure Storage Announces NVMe/TCP, Another Step Towards the Cloud Operating Model (Pure Storage)

With its parallel data streams and low-latency access, NVMe was designed to capitalize on flash’s groundbreaking performance and get around SCSI’s inherent bottlenecks.

Wednesday 2/22

Delivering Cloud Security Your Way (Palo Alto Networks)

With the rise of cybercrime and data breaches, organizations must take the necessary steps to protect their sensitive information.

How Proofpoint Aegis Uses Machine Learning (Proofpoint)

Some people are concerned about generative models creating highly targeted phishing emails, but the threat is often overstated. Even though these models can wax poetic on just about any topic, these models don’t currently understand how a particular vendor or your boss writes, nor do they understand what would motivate a given recipient.

Thursday 2/23

The State of Cybersecurity 2023 Trends (Arctic Wolf)

Respondents selected cloud security and evolving infrastructures as the area of cybersecurity they would like to learn more about in the coming year. This area is important for organizations to understand and stay current on.

Ransomware Attacks, Payments Declined In 2022: Report

Mandiant disclosed that it responded to fewer ransomware attacks last year, while CrowdStrike reportedly found that the average ransom demand fell in 2022.

Friday 2/24

How Automated Identity Management Can Help Solve the Compliance Puzzle (CyberArk)

Attackers are fully aware of the challenges IT and security teams are facing. They’re on the lookout for the troublesome trio of unchecked access, orphaned accounts and privilege creep — all of which can happen if an organization lacks strong controls for managing access-related compliance reviews and certifications.

Five Compelling Benefits of a Managed SASE Solution (Palo Alto Networks)

Traditional security solutions were not designed with the cloud in mind, creating complexity with network infrastructure, which results in extensive administrative costs and incomplete protection problems.