Cyber Security News & Trends

This week, find out what’s coming down the line in the world of channel, a 5G bill is passed by the senate, and ransomware attackers are going after your cloud backups.


SonicWall Spotlight

CEO Outlook 2020 Details – CRN

  • SonicWall CEO Bill Conner is interviewed by CRN on what the future of channel sales are, where technology investments is going, and where cybersecurity is going in general.

Network Rail and C3UK Suffer Massive Data Exposure Affecting Thousands – Teiss

  • After an exposed database was discovered on one of the UK’s biggest public Wi-Fi providers for the rail network, SonicWall’s Terry Greer-King gives his thoughts on the needs and capabilities of protecting consumer data.

Security Vendors Eye MSSPs as Key Route to Landing MSPs – Channel Pro Network

  • Over the next few years managed security spending is predicted to rise fast, outstripping other security spending. SonicWall CEO Bill Conner talks to the Channel Pro Network about why forging alliances with the very best Managed Security Providers (MSP) can be a more efficient way to construct a managed security channel than building thousands of MSP relationships individually.

Cybersecurity News

UK Cybersecurity Defense Standards Slip, Calls Made for Improvement – Infosecurity Magazine

  • New research into cybersecurity performance in the UK vs. the rest of the Europe has found that UK businesses need to further strengthen their defenses against cyberattacks after the UK slipped in Europe wide ratings.

What to Know About Cyberattacks Targeting Energy Pipelines – The Hill

  • The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) discloses a disruptive cyberattack on a U.S. energy facility, confirming reports that critical infrastructure in the US is increasingly coming under cyberattack from abroad.

Senate Passes Bill Requiring 5G Security Review – Wall Street Journal

  • The U.S. Senate passes legislation that would require the administration to identify security threats and possible fixes within the equipment and software that support 5G wireless networks.

FBI Working to ‘Burn Down’ Cybercriminals’ Infrastructure – Washington Times

  • FBI Director, Christopher Way, says that law enforcement agents are working to “burn down” the infrastructure of cybercriminals. With huge increases in ransomware attacks, much of it due to the relative ease for criminals to launch them, law enforcement agencies are targeting the host websites and toolmakers of the crimes, rather than “one bad guy at a time.”

Ethical Hackers Submitted More Bugs to the Pentagon than Ever Last Year – Cyberscoop

  • The Defense Department’s Cyber Crime Center has released its annual report, finding that white hat hackers are submitting more bugs than ever, with a 21.7% increase in submitted reports over the past year when compared to 2017.

Cathay Pacific Fined £500k by UK’s ICO over Data Breach disclosed in 2018 – TechCrunch

  • Cathay Pacific has been issued a £500,000 penalty by the UK’s data watchdog for a 2018 data breach which exposed the personal details of 9.4 million customers globally — 111,578 of whom were from the UK.

Ransomware Attackers Use Your Cloud Backups Against You – BleepinComputer

  • Ransomware operators are accessing cloud backups of potential victims in order to prevent them from restoring data. The cybercriminals are also using the backups to launch the cyberattacks themselves and to just plain steal personal data.

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