Each week, SonicWall collects the cyber security industry’s most compelling, trending and important interviews, media and news stories — just for you. SonicWall Spotlight FBI Calls Attention to ‘BEC’ Scams —  CRN In an article detailing the rise of BEC scams by the FBI, SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner is quoted for his insight on the issue noting that technology such as DPI SSL can help as a preventative to potential breaches.
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The E-rate program is critical for K12 organizations that lack the funding to procure appropriate technology, such as networking and cyber security solutions (e.g., firewalls, wireless network security, etc.). But understanding the program — as well as confirming your E-rate eligibility — can be daunting. Episode Three: The E-rate Fear Less Solution On the third episode of the E-rate Fear Less series, Komplement CEO Holly Davis discusses school eligibility, discounts levels and the competitive bidding process.
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Each week, SonicWall collects the cyber security industry’s most compelling, trending and important interviews, media and news stories — just for you. SonicWall Spotlight Bringing Visibility to the Midmarket —  Data Breach Today In a video interview with ISMG’s Data Breach Today, SonicWall’s Bill Conner shares his vision to ensure smaller and mid-sized businesses have a clear view of the threat landscape taking aim at their companies.
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You can’t fight what you can’t see. Cliché as it may sound, cybercriminals are using organizations’ lack of network visibility as a cornerstone for their attack strategies. Savvy threat actors are encrypting their malware payloads to cloak attacks and defeat standard security controls. At RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco, SonicWall president and CEO Bill Conner spoke with TechRepublic about the rapidly changing cyber arms race and the need to properly detect and inspect encrypted traffic, which made up 68 percent of all web traffic in 2017 — a 24 percent year-over-year increase from 2016.
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The 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report reported a 71.2 percent decline in the number of ransomware attacks, but a 101.2 percent increase the number of ransomware variants. Let me ask you, is this good news or bad? If this was a military battle, would you celebrate the news the enemy reduced the number of machine guns by nearly three quarters but doubled the number of snipers?
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Anyone who has attended an RSA Conference knows that it is typically a male-dominated event. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Now Matters,” I decided that this was the year for me to take a step toward shifting that gender imbalance. I reached out to my leadership team to request that I attend RSA Conference 2018 as a part of the SonicWall team.
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Each week, SonicWall collects the cyber security industry’s most compelling, trending and important interviews, media and news stories — just for you. SonicWall Spotlight Jonesboro Council Tackles Cybersafety —  The Clayton News Daily Due to the recent Atlanta data breach, other cities are taking the initiative to bolster their preventative cybersecurity measures such as Georgia’s Jonesboro City Council who recommend SonicWall’s TZ300 Firewall solution to protect the city’s financial data.
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Endpoint protection has been a cyber security standard for years. But during RSA Conference 2018 at the Moscone Center, it’s clear that it remains a core security challenge for many organizations. Likewise, many cyber security vendors are offering new and better ways to protect end points. While technology for machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud and application security all still had their place in the RSA speaking sessions, a new era of endpoint protection that’s connected, transparent and easy to manage was on display.
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