Trustwave Report: Malware Continues to Exploit Unsecured Vendor Access

Unsecured remote access accounted for 29.7% of network compromises in 2016, more than double than the year prior, according to findings from the Trustwave Global Security Report.

Source: 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report

The number of incidents in corporate and internal network environments increased from 41% in 2015 to 43% in 2016, indicating companies need to review and improve network security controls to ensure their data is guarded against cyber-attacks.… Read on

Recovering from the PetyaWrap Ransomware Attack & Preparing for Whatever’s Next

Businesses that fail to secure their networks from known exploits will continue to be targeted by malware attacks. Yesterday, those who didn’t learn this lesson during the recent WannaCry fiasco got a malicious reminder to regularly update network security and patch their OS.… Read on

Hackers Hit Albertson’s, Community Health Systems

hackedIt’s been a busy couple of days in the world of cybersecurity.  On Friday, two of the largest grocery store chains in the United States – Albertson’s and SuperValu – announced that their payment systems had been hacked.  … Read on

IT pros feel pressure to roll out projects despite security concerns

Pressure on IT professionalsBen Kepes has a post on Forbes arguing that security statistics show that we need to reinvent enterprise IT.   Of course, we’ve all seen the reports about Target, Michael’s and other high-profile retailers whose security has been breached. … Read on

Target’s Data Breach Hits Home

As reported by numerous media outlets, Minneapolis-based retailer, Target, alerted consumers that 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a recent data breach.

Forty million cards! Think about that for a minute. That’s the equivalent of every resident of California having a credit or debit card compromised.… Read on