This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On November 15, 2019

Monday 11/11

Proofpoint Q3 2019 Threat Report — Emotet’s return, RATs reign supreme, and more

15% of malicious payloads were remote access Trojans and 45% were banking Trojans, up from 6% and 23% in Q2 2019, respectively.

US Govt Asks Users to Be Wary of Holiday Scams and Malware

"As this holiday season approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to be aware of potential holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns, particularly when browsing or shopping online," CISA said.

Tuesday 11/12

Empower mobile employees with Citrix and Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Citrix Endpoint Management mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), along with Microsoft Endpoint Manager MAM bring together mobile device management and App management, giving IT admins the best of both worlds.

IGEL Honored as a 2019 CRN® Tech Innovator Award Winner

Powered by the IGEL OS 11 operating system, IGEL Workspace Edition demonstrates, once again, that IGEL is leading the industry in its software-first approach and ability to standardize, manage and secure any complex end user computing ecosystem.

Thursday 11/14

NVIDIA Wins New AI Inference Benchmarks

NVIDIA today posted the fastest results on new benchmarks measuring the performance of AI inference workloads in data centers and at the edge — building on the company’s equally strong position in recent benchmarks measuring AI training.

Microsoft aims to streamline its device-management strategy with Endpoint Manager

The new Endpoint Manager includes Device Management Admin Center and Desktop Analytics, plus the co-management feature for managing devices using either ConfigMgr or Intune. Additional "intelligent actions" are coming, as well.

Friday 11/15

TA2101 plays government imposter to distribute malware to German, Italian, and US organizations

We recently observed the actor targeting organizations in the United States using the IcedID banking Trojan while impersonating the United States Postal Service (USPS)

Check Point Software Technologies Revolutionizes IoT Cyber Security

Check Point is the first company to provide a consolidated security solution that hardens and protects the firmware of IoT devices and makes them secure against the most sophisticated attacks. The technology is provided through the acquisition of Cymplify, a startup based in Tel Aviv.  The new technology will be integrated into Check Point’s Infinity architecture.