Cybersecurity best practices – how should companies respond to a cyberattack?

Businesses have seen a massive spike in cyberattacks since the pandemic began, with weekly numbers reaching an all-time by the end of last year, the latest report from cyber intelligence firm Check Point Research has revealed. Globally, the volume of attacks jumped by 50%, peaking at 925 per week in December, which the study largely attributed to the Log4J vulnerability exploit attempts.

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Building A Defense Against An Invisible Threat: A New Approach To Building Cyber Security

Following his most recent service as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, The Honorable Lucian Niemeyer took the helm of Building Cyber Security, a non-profit on a mission to build a holistic, multi-faceted defense against the invisible threat of cyber-attacks on our critical infrastructure.

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China fines Didi more than $1 billion for breaking data security laws

China’s cybersecurity authority fined ride-hailing giant Didi Global on Thursday in apparent closure of a yearlong probe that prevented the company from adding new users. The Cyberspace Administration of China said it fined Didi 8.026 billion yuan ($1.19 billion) after deciding the company violated China’s network security law, data security law and personal information protection law.

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FBI ramps up cyber crime prevention efforts

Cybersecurity threats are a top priority for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Special agents in charge of the State of Wisconsin are ramping up their efforts to prevent these types of crimes from happening to local organizations. The two biggest cyber threats in Wisconsin are ransomware attacks and business email compromise. According to data from the Internet Crime Complaint Center, there was a reported loss of nearly $50 million nationwide due to ransomware attacks in 2021.

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Apple toughens data security measures with new ‘Lockdown Mode’

Apple on Wednesday announced a new Lockdown Mode coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura. Apple says the optional security feature is designed to protect the “very small number” of users who may be at risk of “highly targeted cyberattacks” from private companies developing state-sponsored spyware, such as journalists, activists, and government employees.

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Forward Networks Wins 2022 Fortress Cyber Security Award

The Business Intelligence Group today announced that Forward Networks has won the 2022 Fortress Cyber Security Awards in the Network Security category. Forward Networks is the only provider of network digital twin technology that delivers network agility, predictability, and security for on-premises and multi-cloud environments. The Forward Enterprise platform was designed to simplify the management of large, complex, multi-vendor networks and mitigates the biggest issue businesses face with network and security operations: risk.

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