"Pay Up or Else." It has become the modus operandi for a new generation of financially motivated cyber assailants. These hackers are leveraging new "pay-for-play" attack tools and services that are available via the Darknet, making ransom cyber-attacks available to even the most novice hackers.
Download Cyber Ransom Survival Guide: The Growing Threat of Ransomware and RDoS – and What to Do About It, to understand:
• The current threat environment and why ransom attacks are increasing in popularity
• How to differentiate between the real and fake ransom attacks
• Attack tools and services now available to hackers via the Darknet
• The most likely targets of ransom attacks and how to prepare
Given the necessity of file sharing, respective risks and obligations, and available file protection mechanisms, what is a pragmatic approach for organizations to reduce IP loss, privacy compliance liability and business exposure due to sensitive file data leakage. Here are the top 5 steps that your organization can put in place today.
Maintaining control over cloud access, collaborative applications, and user mobility are three of the major challenges to protecting data and files that enterprise IT departments face.
Alongside the task of maintaining appropriate enterprise network resource access, organizations need file protection products that offer appropriate levels of control for the internal users and the variety of external users requiring access to sensitive and/or regulated information. Satisfying these challenges is necessary to protect the intellectual property of the business and its market position, and to manage the reputation and liability risks associated with privacy and compliance.
It may have taken years, but greater executive involvement in IT security strategy is putting real weight behind the transformation that is seeing Australian businesses revisit their security practices and the escalation of authority behind crucial security initiatives. The CSO-Dell Secureworks IT Security Strategy Survey 2016 highlighted the extent of this transformational trend, with an almost even split between the number of companies where security executives report to the CIO and those that report to other business executives.
INSIGHTS: THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN IT SECURITY STRATEGIES SURVEY: TOP TIPS
T here is nothing new about arguments that information security should be recognised as a high-level concern – and handled at the highest levels of the organisation. However, according to the recent CSO-Dell Secureworks IT Security Strategy Survey 2016, Australian businesses are making great strides towards making this happen.
Radware, in partnership with Merrill Research, surveyed CIOs and senior vice presidents of IT, network or security in the United States and the United Kingdom. The goal: to understand their greatest challenges, threats and opportunities when it comes to information security.
In this report, Radware presents its key findings and analysis—along with recommendations for mitigating ransomware, security issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and other growing threats.
The risk of data loss and security breaches from mobile computing is substantial, whether it’s lost devices, hackers gaining entry via mobile employees or the steady stream of new threats coming out. The good news is that organizations can still reap the benefits of mobile computing by combining sound security policies with end user training, intelligent device selection and by taking steps to secure their most valuable data.