Cybersecurity News & Trends


This week, SonicWall experts feature on three podcasts discussing Boundless Cybersecurity, the Mid-Year Update to the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, and the future of work in the age of Covid-19.

SonicWall Spotlight

Podcast: Cybersecurity for the Post-Covid New Normal of Work – Harvard Business School

  • Harvard Business School Professor Joe Fuller talks with SonicWall CEO Bill Conner as part of their Managing the Future of Work project. Bill and Joe discuss how 2020 has changed the cybersecurity landscape with Covid 19 forcing much of the workforce to work from home.

Tech Chat Episode 72: Boundless Cybersecurity and Ease of Use – Enterprise Management 360

  • SonicWall’s Terry Greer-King makes the case for Boundless Cybersecurity on the Tech Chat podcast.

Cyber Threats in the Time of Corona – Ping Podcast – Episode 27 –

  • SonicWall’s Brook Chelmo guests on the latest episode of’s Ping podcast, discussing the Mid-Year Update to the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report.

SonicWall Wins ChannelPro Reader’s Choice Award – SonicWall blog

  • SonicWall has been named the Bronze Winner in the “Best Security Hardware Vendor” category of the 2020 ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the fourth year running that SonicWall has placed in the top three for this category.

Batelco Partners with SonicWall to Launch Integrated Security Solutions for SMEs –

Cybersecurity News

University of Utah Pays $450K to Stop Cyberattack on Servers – Washington Times

  • Following a ransomware attack on its computer servers, the University of Utah paid extortionists almost half a million dollars. The University states that it paid the ransom “as a proactive and preventive step” to prevent the data being leaked rather than to access the data.

Three Charged With Leaking Movies as Part of Global Piracy Ring – New York Times

  • Three men are facing federal charges of involvement in an international piracy ring known as the Sparks Group, a global-spanning movie and television show pirate group.

Group of Unskilled Iranian Hackers Behind Recent Attacks With Dharma Ransomware – ZDNet

  • A group of Iranian cyberattackers described as “newbie hackers” has been targeting companies located in Russia, Japan, China and India.

Cyber Attack Halts New Zealand Stock Market for Third Straight Day – SecurityWeek

  • The New Zealand exchange (NZX) had to halt trading as a result of DDoS cyberattacks three days in a row. A spokesman for the NZX said they would not be commenting on the origins of the attacks, “given the nature of the issues”.

Federal Cyber Agency Releases Strategy to Secure 5G Networks – The Hill

  • The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a strategy to defend U.S. 5G networks against cyberthreats. The  five “strategic initiatives” to secure the buildout of 5G systems include development standards and supply chain threat awareness.

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