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Why the World Needs Proactive Cybersecurity

By Ben Rice  |  August 31, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Computing is now in a ubiquitous state with users able to connect to a dizzying number of services and applications. Companies have networked together everything to reduce costs, increase automation, and achieve digital transformation to make employees more productive.  This ease of access and interconnectedness also leads to grave security threats and the urgent need for proactive cybersecurity. Although the penetration of security products in business has gradually increased over time the sophistication of attackers has also advanced at an exponentially higher rate. This problem is even more grave for small and medium-sized companies because they often lack the expertise and tools needed to implement a proactive cybersecurity program. One that stops threats before they result in data breaches.

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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Kaseya Ransomware Attack Aftermaths and More Post-Ransomware Data Breaches

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  July 15, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Here are the top security stories from recent weeks: 

  • Kaseya Patches Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Used in Supply Chain Ransomware Attack
  • Attackers Use Kaseya Ransomware Attack to Spread Cobalt Strike Backdoor in Fake Security Updates
  • Morgan Stanley Reports Data Breach After Vendor Affected by Accellion Hack
  • U.S. Insurance Company CNA Notifies Customers of Data Breach After Ransomware Attack
  • U.S. Fashion Retailer Guess Notifies Customers of Data Breach After Ransomware Attack
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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Misconfigured, Unsecured Cloud Platforms and Averted Attacks

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  July 1, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Here are the top security stories from recent weeks: 

  • Mercedes-Benz Discloses Breach Exposing Customer Information
  • Supermarket Chain Wegmans Exposes Customer Data Due to Misconfigured Cloud Databases
  • City of Tulsa Suffers Ransomware Attack, Warns Residents of Personal Data Exposure
  • Software Tool Vendor Atlassian Patches One-Click Account Takeover Vulnerabilities
  • Nobelium Threat Actors Accessed Microsoft Customer Support Computers
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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Data Breaches and Hacks Across Industries, and a Ransomware Payment Recovery

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  June 17, 2021 at 5:03 PM  | 
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Here are the top security stories from recent weeks. 

  • McDonald’s Hit by Data Breach Exposing Customer Information in South Korea and Taiwan Markets
  • Children’s Apparel Giant Carter’s Exposes 410K Customer Records
  • Hackers Steal EA’s FIFA 21 Source Code After Breach
  • Ransomware Hits Foodservice Supplier Edward Don, Affects Business Operations
  • Dept. of Justice Recovers $2.3 Million of Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Payment
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