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Ransomware volume already doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022 says WatchGuard Threat Lab Report

New research shows Log4Shell detections tripled, PowerShell scripts heavily influenced a surge in endpoint attacks, the Emotet botnet came back in a big way and malicious cryptomining activity increased.

3 security strategies that will boost employee productivity

Security and productivity are two key areas of priority for any business leader. With the current trends in cybersecurity and remote work, companies want to provide access to capabilities that the digital workforce needs, with minimal impact on their experience and minimal risk. In the search for a good balance between data security and productivity, is cybersecurity awareness training enough? Some even find it a challenge.

How do MSPs Future-Proof Their Profitability?

According to our Pulse poll, over 50% of MSPs will use vendor consolidation as their strategy to improve profitability. Future profitability. That’s on the mind of all technology leaders, right? But which tactics are best to pursue? Earlier this year we sent a poll asking how MSPs plan to increase their profitability in 2022. Over one hundred responded.

How MSPs can overcome zero-trust barriers

Zero-trust cybersecurity strategies stimulate digital transformation of businesses. As this approach reduces threat risks appreciably, companies have more incentives to make changes to their systems or invest in new technologies. 59% of organizations take this view, according to the Watchguard Pulse Maturity of Zero-Trust in 2022 survey conducted with IT leaders from businesses across the world.

How to stop sophisticated ransomware attacks

The number and frequency of ransomware cyberattacks are growing every year. The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) recorded a 150% increase in 2020 alone and, as of last year, ransomware attacks have become the number one threat. Added to this, the recovery costs and downtime incurred can be up to 10 to 15 times higher than the ransom demanded by cybercriminals.

A vulnerable Wi-Fi network puts your organization's data at risk

A few weeks ago, a cybersecurity analyst unexpectedly discovered that he could dump files from the hotel network system where he was staying in Qatar to his own computer using the sync tool (used for file synchronization). Through an HSMX Gateway, he managed to access a welter of sensitive data held on an FTP server used for backup purposes. This included personal information on guests such as their room numbers, emails, and cell phone numbers.

Cybersecurity Insights - MFA Requirements for Salesforce

Salesforce started enforcing the use of multi-factor authentication since February 1st 2022, and they will be auto-enabling it as well. Companies using Salesforce should make sure they implement MFA with the right methods in order to comply with contractual obligations, but also to protect against attacks using stolen credentials.

WatchGuard Honored in Seven Categories at the 2022 Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards

WatchGuard has once again been recognized at the annual Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards in seven categories, including the coveted Top Women in Cybersecurity title. Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Award winners represent the most innovative and proactive cybersecurity companies around the world that are constantly working to bring tomorrow’s cybersecurity solutions to today’s market. Check out the full line-up of WatchGuard’s 2022 Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards wins here.

Three reasons why Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are adopted

Company IT and security teams are facing cybersecurity challenges that increasingly test their defensive capabilities. Organizations have to protect themselves from a growing number of incidents (one attack every 39 seconds, according to the University of Maryland) and sophisticated threats, many of which have serious consequences.

The 443 Security Simplified Podcast - Episode 197: Package Hijacking

This week on the podcast, we discuss the line between ethical security research and malicious activity thanks to a compromised open source software package. After that we cover the latest industry to fall victim to Ransomware and end by highlighting a 0-click vulnerability in Zoom’s message system discovered by Google Project Zero. The 443 Security Simplified is a weekly podcast that gets inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers, covering the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends.