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WatchGuard Expands Unified Threat Management Line

WatchGuard Technologies has introduced four new mid-range models in its Firebox line of unified threat management appliances.

Ransomware Expected to Increase 150% This Year

Ransomware and fileless malware are both seeing large surges this year, according to a newly released report from WatchGuard Technologies.



DDoS Attacks on the Rise, but Education Networks Largely Spared

In the first half of 2021, dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attacks were up by double digits. But somehow schools, colleges and universities, despite being favorite targets for ransomware and various other forms of malware, have been by and large overlooked — even as DDoS becomes a companion tool in ransomware incidents.

SANS Institute Launches New Training for Entry-Level Cybersecurity Roles

SANS Institute has introduced a new curriculum designed to help non-technical learners enter the cybersecurity field.

Ransomware Attack Disrupts Online, Hybrid Classes at Howard University

Washington, D.C.'s Howard University announced this week that its online and hybrid classes have been suspended in the wake of a ransomware attack.

IT Security Intrusions on the Rise in Education Sector

Criminals engaging in intrusion into information systems are getting much more efficient at what they do, according to a new threat report from data security firm CrowdStrike. And intrusions into academic systems are soaring.

Women's Cybersecurity Training Program Expands with Google Support

Women in Cybersecurity, an organization devoted to recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the cybersecurity field, has expanded its Cybersecurity Training Scholarship Program thanks to funding from Google, Facebook and Bloomberg.

Fileless Malware on the Rise, Traditional Defenses Failing

An alarming majority of malware (75 percent) is going undetected by “traditional malware solutions,” according to a new report. And nearly three-quarters of threats detected in the last quarter were zero-day malware — an all-time high.

Education Sector Targeted by 'ChaChi' Remote Access Trojan

New research has revealed that a previously unnamed remote access Trojan, or RAT, which had until recently been targeting local governments in France, is setting its sights on education institutions in the United States. It’s being deployed by PYSA/Mespinoza ransomware operators.

Malware on Removable Devices Nearly Doubles

According to a new report, malware being delivered via removable media, such as USB drives, nearly doubled last year.