Weekly Security Roundup #96: Hacking the vote
The cyber security issues surrounding the US elections concern all of us
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’re probably wondering what our team is like. Well, the good news is that our CEO, Morten Kjaersgaard, gave an interview for Netscout’s CIO Brief in which he shared a bit about how we do things (and why we do them). I hope you’ll enjoy reading it!
And going back to the business of protecting our data, we’ve updated one of our most-read articles: the one that talks about sources for cyber security risks in organizations. This is a useful read no matter if you have a business or just work for an organization. It will help you gain a better understanding of the cyber security issues that companies deal with on a daily basis.
And now, it’s that time of the week!
Security articles of the week
This week, the ransomware family count surpassed 200. That’s 200 different types of ransomware, each with multiple variants. If you don’t have a data backup, you should really get it done. Fast.
I know many of you wondered about this, so this article on BBC.com offers some insightful details. Maybe this will help you value your data and its security a bit more.
I guess we’ll soon find out which files attackers deem more valuable than others. Variable pricing for ransomware might ensue.
PS: Is it worth reporting ransomware? Time to find out.
Nowadays, Trojans are a lot more sophisticated and aggressive than they used to be. If you want to know what makes Trojans special, this definition will help.
Yet another DDoS attack which prompts questions about how big of a botnet was needed to pull this off. (Find out how to keep your devices from becoming part of a botnet.)
88% of respondents to a survey conducted by Wakefield Research would stop using digital payments if they personally fell victim to cybercriminal activities as a result of a data breach.
Should we give up just because cyber criminals are relentless? We say NO!
We’ve previously dedicated an entire article to DNS security, so this can be a welcome addition to your toolbox.
These 9 sources have all the intelligence you need.
This might on Buzzfeed, but it’s definitely well researched and worth reading.
Although we don’t live in the US either, this year’s election are important from a cyber security perspective as well. This article might just help you understand why.
With the US elections closing in, things are heating up in the cyber security sector as well. Maybe now more than ever. Stay close by and we’ll keep you updated on the key things you need to know for your online protection.
Have a good weekend!