This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On November 17, 2023

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.

New Gartner® BEC Report: Recommendations Are Fully Supported by Proofpoint (Proofpoint)

The rate of BEC attacks and the average loss per incident are likely to keep climbing, which makes BEC an ongoing concern for businesses. A recent report by Gartner, How to Protect Organizations Against Business Email Compromise Phishing, offers companies several recommendations to help them reduce the risk of these attacks and minimize potential losses.

Tuesday 11/14

CrowdStrike Achieves 100% Ransomware Protection Accuracy and 100% EDR Rating in SE Labs Test (CrowdStrike)

In the 2023 SE Labs Enterprise Advanced Security (EDR) Ransomware test, the AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon® platform achieved a 100% ransomware protection rating and scored a 100% EDR rating.

Testing the Limits of Firewall Performance and Flexibility (Palo Alto Networks)

The latest PAN-OS 11.1 release expands the portfolio of our firewalls by adding five new hardware platforms built with our Single Pass Architecture, which ensures predictable performance when security services are enabled.

Wednesday 11/15

Feeling Vulnerable? ft. Bryon Singh, RailWorks Corporation

Ransomware Roundup – NoEscape (Fortinet)

On a bi-weekly basis, FortiGuard Labs gathers data on ransomware variants of interest that have been gaining traction within our datasets and the OSINT community. The Ransomware Roundup report aims to provide readers with brief insights into the evolving ransomware landscape and the Fortinet solutions that protect against those variants.

Thursday 11/16

Coming Soon: The Next Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops LTSR! (Citrix)

For customers leveraging the 1912 LTSR who intend to stay on the LTSR track and gain the latest on-premises features, preparing today to make the move to the upcoming LTSR is an excellent choice.

October 2023’s Most Wanted Malware: NJRat Jumps to Second Place while AgentTesla Spreads through new File Sharing Mal-Spam Campaign (Check Point)

Check Point Research reported that NJRat climbed four places into second spot last month. Meanwhile a new mal-spam campaign was discovered involving AgentTesla, the sixth most used malware, being delivered via corrupted file attachments

Friday 11/17

The Resilience Journey: Transforming EHR Data Protection (Pure Storage)

Data is the lifeblood of today’s healthcare environments. Pure Storage and Cohesity have combined efforts to deliver a solution that modernizes EHR backup and recovery processes.

How Organizations Can Improve Their Cloud Security (Arctic Wolf)

While it brings great benefits, the cloud also brings challenges, including properly securing cloud-based assets. Cybercriminals are well-versed in corporate cloud usage and are successfully exploiting that knowledge.