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.

U.S. court also upholds after appeal ban on Kaspersky software

U.S. court also upholds after appeal ban on Kaspersky software

Kaspersky Lab has lost an important lawsuit. The American Court of Appeals finds that the decision of the American government to prohibit the use of the software of the Russian cybersecurity firm by federal governments can be upheld. This leaves an earlier decision of the district court. In 2017, K... Read more

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FBI rolls up large botnet as part of an anti-fraud operation

FBI rolls up large botnet as part of an anti-fraud operation

The FBI has managed to disrupt a number of botnets. That's what the federal police did as part of an operation to tackle fraudsters. The network that is now disrupted manipulated the Internet traffic of up to 1.7 million IP addresses and generated nearly 30 million dollars in revenue from fraudulent... Read more

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Arlo Ultra is a wireless 4K security camera

Arlo Ultra is a wireless 4K security camera

Netgear has achieved remarkable success with its Arlo security camera. The latest addition to the product line was announced this weekend: the Arlo Ultra. Not only does the camera offer 4K resolution, but the wireless camera also has a built-in spotlight, which was previously only available separate... Read more

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‘Dozens of Dutch companies fall victim to ransomware SamSam’.

‘Dozens of Dutch companies fall victim to ransomware SamSam’.

In recent months, many Dutch companies have been affected by ransomware SamSam. Criminals ask a lot of ransom money to get equipment back: that ranges from tens of thousands of euros to several tons. Dozens of businesses have been affected by SamSam. That's what cyber security officer Fox-IT reports... Read more

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US sue Iranian developers of SamSam malware

US sue Iranian developers of SamSam malware

For three years, ransomware attacks took place using the SamSam malware. The United States has now identified and charged the people behind this. But actually arresting them and sending them to prison will be complicated. According to the United States, two Iranian men are behind the SamSam-ransomwa... Read more

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McAfee predicts more collaborations between cybercriminals by 2019

McAfee predicts more collaborations between cybercriminals by 2019

McAfee released his Threats Prediction Report for 2019. It identifies various cyber security trends for 2019 and looks at how these trends will shape the threat landscape in 2019. Malware as a service is expected to gain in popularity, making attack methods more innovative and agile. Company data an... Read more

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IBM adds the MITRE framework to QRadar Advisor

IBM adds the MITRE framework to QRadar Advisor

IBM Security extends the capabilities of the QRadar Advisor with Watson with the MITRE framework. That machine learning system will help to detect cyber attacks, and learn from the reactions of the security within an organization. The AI platform will work with the open-source MITRE ATT&CK knowl... Read more

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