Paying Ransomware Demands Rarely Pays Off

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Cybersecurity experts and law enforcement agencies have consistently warned against paying ransomware attackers to restore access to encrypted files. In its guidelines on ransomware, the FBI discourages paying a ransom primarily for two reasons: payment doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get your data back, and it encourages more attacks by offering greater incentives for criminal behavior. Recent data shows there’s a … Read More

Financial Targets See Escalating Cyber Attacks

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As the world grappled with its response to the global COVID pandemic over the last 14 months, cyber criminals looked for new opportunities to turn the chaos and uncertainty to their advantage. Attacks on healthcare providers and government agencies escalated. IT admins struggled to implement new security protocols as greater numbers of employees began working from home. As COVID-19 threatened … Read More

World IP Day Showcases Small Business

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In his proclamation marking World Intellectual Property Day, President Joe Biden praised the “innovators and creators who enrich our lives and create the products, services, companies, and industries of tomorrow.” This year’s commemoration shines a spotlight on the outsized role small businesses play in the economic growth of the country “and the ways intellectual property can help support their continued … Read More

Growing Cyber Threats to the Gaming Industry

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It’s a reality in today’s world that data breaches are commonplace, and that companies, organizations, and even individuals need to protect themselves against such attacks. The video game industry has become a prime target for cybercriminals, for both developers and consumers. As the business and consumer sides alike rely on technology and connection, they are growing ever more prone to … Read More

Securing ICS Networks from USB Threats

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has long warned about threats facing the industrial control systems of critical infrastructure operators in manufacturing, energy, water management, aerospace, and other key public and private sectors. In addition to advising regular backups of all system and configuration data, the agency urges organizations to identify, minimize and secure all network connections to ICS. … Read More