In the wake of increasing privacy concerns and the arrival of new regulations, protecting intellectual property (IP) has never been more critical. While losing customer data can damage a brand’s reputation, trust, and even bottom line, losing IP can threaten a company’s very existence.
Whilst it’s clear that social media trend for ‘living out loud’ isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Users are becoming more aware of the privacy issues that have come to the forefront, as these once inherently trusted platforms face scrutiny for their misuse of personal data.
Whilst the future use and viability of Cryptocurrencies may still be up for debate, the influence Bitcoin (the most famous cryptocurrency) has had on the market is clear– with its valuation peaking at just shy of $20,000 in December 2017.
The threat landscape we see today is vastly different and infinitely more sophisticated. The days of protecting yourself from bad actors using a single antivirus solution are now behind us. Fileless network protection is a key element to device security and an important part of the layered security strategy.
With the recent revelation that Facebook tracks you whether or not you are a Facebook customer means that people had no option to opt out of this massive data collection exercise.
Cryptocurrency mining is the latest trend in hacking (also called Cryptojacking) where code is injected into web sites and is used to hijack the users’ CPU to mine cryptocurrency. This has been driven by a boom in the value of cryptocoins in general and is a way for hackers to make money.
Fileless PowerShell attacks are now the preferred weapon of choice for cyberattacks because they provide a number of techniques around existing security. Not least of all, the ability to run directly in memory and remotely download payloads.
BlackFog recently introduced Dark Web protection to prevent data loss, activation and transfer of malware over the Dark Web. With an exponential increase in activity over the Dark Web over the last 12 months it is crucial that your devices are protected from this new threat. The Dark Web ransomware economy alone is growing by 2,500% annually.
Unlike antivirus software which uses signature based techniques, BlackFog Enterprise uses next generation multivariant behavioral analysis to prevent attacks and reduce the total surface area exposed to cyber criminals. This includes blocks based on geography, DNS and network anomalies.
Equifax has reported that hackers compromised data for up to 143 million US consumers and 400,00 UK customers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers. We explain what you can do to protect your devices as a result of the Equifax data breach.