Category: Security

Security is more important than ever. Cybersecurity has been a problem from the start of IT and it will be till the end. It all started with endpoint and network security, but today, we are also facing with cloudsecurity and managing employees to incorporate good security practices.

All these new technologies that help us innovate also helps cybercriminals and state sponsored hackers to get new tools they can use to get access to our systems, and in a worst case scenario, access to our most valuable data and business secrets. Also, with new legislation in place like GDPR, you need to make sure everything is secure, otherwise you just don’t lose your reputation, but you can also be fined by the government. Protecting IT-environments is more important than ever.

Endpoint Security

Your first line of defense is usually endpoint protection. The devices your employees work with need to be protected against ransomware and other malware which can bring lots and lots of trouble. This nowadays the most basic form of protection and many of the bigger vendors and suites can help you achieve this.

Network security

Network security is a bit more advanced, where you can manage which traffic goes across your network. You can also connect different networks together with e.g. SD-WAN. So, you can run protection software and share data between multiple locations. The trend we see in network protection on the datacenter side is to lock down the traffic by only allowing known, benevolent traffic sources. Regarding office networking, we see new initiatives like ZScaler coming up, where you tunnel all your staff over the network of ZScaler so they can analyse the traffic and block patterns that they marked as malicious. Especially for companies with employees that travel a lot, this is a smart solution.

Cloud security

Many thought that bringing workloads to the cloud would reduce their responsibility of doing security. It is now clear that this is not the case. Most cloud vendors practice the “shared responsibility” approach. This means that big hyperscalers can offer a first line of defense against well known threats and port scanners. For the more sophisticated attacks that are directly pointed at your servers, you need to have your protection in place.

‘Nearly a third of all internet traffic involves malicious bots’

‘Nearly a third of all internet traffic involves malicious bots’

Bots appear to be flooding the Internet. According to Thales subsidiary Imperva's brand new Bad Bot Report, nearly half of all internet traffic comes from bots, 32 percent of which are malicious. Total bot traffic is up two percent from last year and the highest percentage ever measured since Imper... Read more

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Russian hackers stole emails between Microsoft and U.S. government

Russian hackers stole emails between Microsoft and U.S. government

Hackers from the Russian-backed Midnight Blizzard managed to obtain important emails from Microsoft. The attack led to the interception of communications between regulators and the tech company. So concludes the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The danger from the ... Read more

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Servers Intel and Lenovo vulnerable for years

Servers Intel and Lenovo vulnerable for years

A problem in the supply chain caused the vulnerability to go undetected for nearly six years. Intel and Lenovo have no plans to release a fix, as the affected hardware is no longer supported. So state security researchers at Binarly. In addition to Intel and Lenovo, Binarly lists Supermicro as a... Read more

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LockBit falters under pressure from competitors and copycats

LockBit falters under pressure from competitors and copycats

LockBit has been claiming a hefty share of ransomware damage for years. Now the criminal organization is in danger of being pushed away by competing gangs and malicious actors that imitate them. When LockBit was targeted by Europol and other authorities in February, the impact on the cybercrime ... Read more

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