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BlackBerry 2021 Annual Threat Report highlights the increasing sophistication of cybercrime tactics

BlackBerry Limited has released the 2021 BlackBerry Threat Report, detailing a sharp rise in cyber threats facing organizations since the onset of COVID-19. The research shows a cybercrime industry which not only adapted to new digital habits, but also became increasingly successful in finding and targeting vulnerable organizations.

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Emerging trends in security operations management

Looking back over more than 12 months of pandemic lockdowns in various parts of the World and looking forward to the 'next normals', Spencer Lichtenstein considers the impacts on security operations management and the future trends in this area that we are likely to see.

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A new organization becomes a victim of ransomware every 10 seconds worldwide

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point, has published its 2021 Security Report. The report reveals the key attack vectors and techniques observed by CPR researchers as criminal, political and nation-state threat actors exploited the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to target organizations across all sectors.

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Four ways proxies can help shield businesses

Overall industry trends reveal that cyber security reliance on proxy services peaked during the COVID-19 crisis, especially in the most heated months from March to May 2020. This was impacted by the increase of malicious domains, ransomware attacks, and malware during this destabilising period

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NIST publishes guidance on cyber supply chain risk management

The US NIST has announced the publication of NISTIR 8276, ‘Key Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM): Observations from Industry’. This aims to provide digital businesses with a set of Key Practices that can be used to manage cyber security risks associated with their supply chains.

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