Tag: Ransomware

Each week, SonicWall collects the cyber security industry’s most compelling, trending and important interviews, media and news stories — just for you. SonicWall Spotlight Cloud Encryption Market: Security to Remain Primary Factor for Adoption of Cloud Encryption — Tech You n Me This article reviews the cloud encryption market and how key players like SonicWall are releasing innovative new products, like the company’s range of cloud security products that includes the SonicWall Cloud Analytics application for deep security data analysis and automated breach detection.
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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 CEO Spotlight- Bill Conner, SonicWall — 1080 KRLD Radio Bill Conner and David Johnson sit down and discuss SonicWall’s momentum, attack vectors threatening business and what’s happening in cybersecurity today on David’s CEO Spotlight radio segment.
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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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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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In preparation for the upcoming publication of the 2018 Annual SonicWall Threat Report, we’re busy reviewing and analyzing data trends identified by SonicWall Capture Labs over the course of 2017. The SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team gathers, analyzes and vets cross-vector threat information from more than 1 million sensors around the world, performs rigorous testing and evaluation, establishes reputation scores for email senders and content, and identifies new threats in real-time.
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History is full of people who’ve labored over missed opportunities. Like all other non-bitcoin-owning people, I am one of them. I first heard of cryptocurrency in early 2013 and scoffed at the idea that something with no intrinsic or collectable value would trade for $20. The concept of owning a portion of a cryptographic code — and it having actual value — is still hard for many to swallow.
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Now that Halloween is over and your coworkers are bringing in the extra candy they don’t want, let’s look back at the last quarter’s results from SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) network sandbox service. Grab the candy corn and let’s crunch some data. Note: terms in italics below are defined in the glossary at the bottom to help newbies.
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Last month, I wrote how we found nearly 26,500 new forms of malware and shared some general stats.  Let’s take a look at the new threats found by SonicWall’s network sandbox, Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). While the general number of new threats dropped, there were some interesting figures and trends to point out.
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What Is Bad Rabbit Ransomware? On Tuesday, Oct. 24, a new strand of ransomware named Bad Rabbit appeared in Russia and the Ukraine and spread throughout the day. It first was found after attacking Russian media outlets and large organizations in the Ukraine, and has found its way into Western Europe and the United States.
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