Tag: ransomware

SMBs need to invest in cybersecurity

SMBs need to invest in cybersecurity

A raft of recent reports highlight the threat SMBs face from ransomware and other lurking cyber dangers. Much of the attention has been focused on critical infrastructure: dams, power plants, utilities, and election systems. But for SMBs, essential infrastructure backbones...

/ November 28, 2022
Defending government and education organizations against cyberthreats

Defending government and education organizations against cyberthreats

Every organization and individual is a potential target for cyberattacks, but the SLED (state, local, and education) market faces heightened risk. State and local government agencies and educational institutions are high-profile targets with tons of sensitive data and typically very...

/ October 10, 2022 / 6 Comments
Beyond ransomware: A look at other malware threats

Beyond ransomware: A look at other malware threats

There continues to be a lot of focus on ransomware and how it continues to infiltrate companies and institutions. But ignoring “good old-fashioned malware” – a catch-all term for a huge grab-bag of nasty stuff, including DDoS, credential swiping, bank account scraping,...

/ October 4, 2022
Safeguarding education customers against ransomware attacks

Safeguarding education customers against ransomware attacks

Last week, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that it was hit by a devastating ransomware attack. LAUSD—the second-largest school district in the country, with more than 1,000 schools and 640,000 students—suffered the disruption just two weeks after the...

/ September 15, 2022
IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

As a self-professed cybersecurity data nerd, I look forward each year to IBM’s annual Cost of Data Breach report. It’s a “fun” read if you like this sort of thing. And just in time for summer beach reading, the report...

/ August 3, 2022
Key cybersecurity trends to watch in the homestretch of 2022

Key cybersecurity trends to watch in the homestretch of 2022

Believe it or not, we are now halfway through 2022. Where has the time gone? Before we know it, we’ll be talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. But right now, let’s pause, take stock of where we’ve been and make some...

/ June 30, 2022 / 6 Comments
Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

MSPs with a portfolio of clients that include nondescript agriculture and food processing businesses, often think they are off the radar of sophisticated international hackers. Yet, this is not the case at all.

/ May 13, 2022 / 6 Comments
XaaScast by XaaS Journal: Winning the war against ransomware podcast

XaaScast by XaaS Journal: Winning the war against ransomware podcast

  Recently Adam Khan, VP of global security operations at Barracuda MSP, sat down with Jay McCall of XaaS Journal to discuss the constantly evolving threat of ransomware. If you do not know who Adam is, he has more than...

/ May 10, 2022 / 5 Comments
Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware surged in 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing down in 2022 due to the continuing pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine. According to Barracuda Network’s research, attacks on corporations, including infrastructure, travel, financial services, and other businesses,...

/ May 4, 2022 / 9 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apache CouchDB critical vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apache CouchDB critical vulnerability

Apache has released a patch for a critical remote privilege escalation vulnerability in Apache CouchDB 3.2.1 protocol. This vulnerability, if not patched, can allow threat actors to execute code on a targeted server or client without being authenticated. Barracuda MSP...

/ April 29, 2022