Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks

Why are SMBs a target for ransomware-wielding gangs and what can they do to protect themselves against cyber-extortion? According to the World Bank, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) play a huge role in most economies, accounting for 90% of businesses worldwide and representing over 50% of employment. These are businesses that range from family-owned restaurants, through … More Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks

ESET’s response to COVID-19 and looking ahead to the future of work

Across the globe, businesses and consumers are adapting for a post-COVID-19 world, one that has completely transformed the way we carry out and think about our work. In its What the Next Normal Will Be Post-COVID-19 report, leading IT market research and advisory firm, IDC outlines the top 10 changes we can expect, inspired by the initiatives … More ESET’s response to COVID-19 and looking ahead to the future of work

Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Many companies are ranking cybersecurity as a top 5 priority but their actions do not measure up to the claim, a survey finds. The hard truth that companies must face is that there is no way that cybersecurity risk can be fully eliminated. On the other hand, there are steps that organizations can take to … More Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Remote access flaws found in popular routers, NAS devices

In almost all tested units, the researchers achieved their goal of obtaining remote root-level access. Security researchers have uncovered a total of 125 security flaws across 13 small office/home office (SOHO) routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices that may leave them vulnerable to remote attacks. The devices ranged from units intended for the general public … More Remote access flaws found in popular routers, NAS devices

Education and privacy legislation at ChannelCon

As education is becoming an increasingly vital tool in companies’ security toolboxes, the question arises: How can they effectively implement security awareness training? If you had told me a few weeks ago that many business leaders were unaware of a major piece of privacy legislation that’s set to go into effect in a few months, I might … More Education and privacy legislation at ChannelCon