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Cybersecurity Research

Cybersecurity research and market forecasts for managed security services providers (MSSPs) from CompTIA, Gartner, Forrester Research and more.

Banking Phishing Campaign Tricks Victims with COVID-19, Family Leave Ruse

Phishing attacks attempting to capitalize on coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue. IcedID banking malware involved, Juniper Networks researchers report.

Municipalities Remain Ripe Targets for Cyber Attacks: Research

Cities and towns remain enticing target for malware and cyberattacks, a KnowBe4 paper titled “The Economic Impact of Cyber Attacks on Municipalities” explains.

Public Cloud Cybersecurity and Cyberattacks: Research Findings

Nearly 75 percent of organizations hosting data or workloads in the public cloud were hit by a cybersecurity incident, Sophos research finds.

US Secret Service: Hackers Increasingly Target MSPs

Cybercriminals are attacking managed service providers & using MSP solutions to target POS systems & launch ransomware, the U.S. Secret Service reports.

Incident Response Playbooks for Cyberattacks: Got One?

Business & security professionals need playbooks to mitigate common & specific cyberattack types, IBM Security’s 2020 Cyber Resilient Organization Report said.

WastedLocker Ransomware Attacks: Symantec Research Offers Details

WastedLocker ransomware attacks, the Evil Corp cyber crew and the BitPaymer operation: Symantec report reveals alleged details.

Malware Embedded in Tax Payment Software Required by Chinese Bank

GoldenSpy malware is embedded in tax payment software that a Chinese bank insists its corporate customers use to conduct business locally, researchers at Trustwave’s SpiderLabs said.

Sodinokibi Ransomware Attacks: Symantec Research Findings

How Sodinokibi (aka REvil) ransomware attackers target large healthcare, services and food chains using commodity malware, according to Symantec research.

Encrypted Malware Threat Rises, WatchGuard Research Says

Two-thirds of malware delivered in the first quarter of 2020 arrived encrypted, Watchguard research reveals. Here’s how MSSPs can mitigate such threats.

SOC Research: Security Operations Center Performance Perspectives

Many organizations are investing in their security operations centers, but most SOCs still encounter performance issues, a new Devo Technology report shows.