Don’t Be A Network Squirrel: Five Reasons Network Blindness Is Putting Networks At Risk

NetBrain Product Strategist Jason Baudreau discusses the importance of network visibility and what networks risk without it.  As the old saying goes, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. However, network engineers certainly shouldn’t employ blindness as a long-term strategy. As organizations rely on their networks, many are failing to properly […]

Disney Smart Monitoring System Not So Smart

News has surfaced that security researchers have discovered 23 vulnerabilities in Circle with Disney monitoring software which could be used to hijack full families of devices. Circle with Disney is touted as “the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device.” IT security experts commented below. Christopher Littlejohns, EMEA Manager at Synopsys: “The discovery […]

Bursting The Bitcoin Bubble: Spammers Cash In On Blockchain Euphoria

While cryptocurrency holders search for new investment opportunities and ways to increase their savings, and enthusiasts look to learn more about the benefits of going cashless, malicious users are also looking for ways to capitalise on the popularity of the blockchain phenomenon. Multiple blockchain-themed fraud schemes exploiting the hype around the technology have been spotted […]

ONI Ransomware Used in Month-Long Attacks Against Japanese Companies

It’s being reported this morning that a new ransomware attack called ONI that has targeted Japanese companies in a month-long campaign. It’s increasingly unclear whether this attack is being used in an attempt to wipe data, or as a traditional ransom. IT security experts commented below. Christoper Littlejohns, EMEA Manager at Synopsys: “The apparent use of ONI ransomware to destroy […]

Research Shows System Compromises Are The Biggest Cyber Security Concern For Businesses

Neustar International Security Council (NISC) research revealed yesterday that system compromises are now the greatest cyber concern for IT security leaders, with nearly one in four (23%) security leaders citing them as the biggest threat to their business. Jason Garbis, VP at Cyxtera Technologies commented below. Jason Garbis, VP at Cyxtera Technologies: “The traditional network perimeter as […]