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Extortion Payments Hit New Records as Ransomware Crisis Intensifies

By Ramarcus Baylor, Jeremy Brown and John Martineau  Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report, 1H 2021 Update The average ransomware payment climbed 82% since 2020 to a record $570,000 in the first half of 2021, as cybercriminals employed increasingly aggressive tactics to coerce organizations into paying larger ransoms. The increase comes after the average payment last

Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud Expand Partnership to Make Cloud Adoption Simpler and More Secure

Dubai, UAE., July. 28, 2021 — Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, and Google Cloud today announced Cloud IDS (Intrusion Detection System), a jointly developed network threat detection service to help cloud customers solve critical network security challenges. Built with Palo Alto Networks’ industry-leading threat detection technologies, Cloud IDS provides simple, managed, cloud

2021 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

Cybercriminals are gearing up for a busy and disruptive 2021. Jarrod Overson, Director of Engineering for Shape Security at F5, dusts off his crystal ball. Fraud will skyrocket, straining existing defenses Fraudsters’ toolsets have evolved over the past five years, while the current generation of defenses are starting show their age. Attackers have found that

What’s Next for Business Leaders: Cybersecurity in a Post-COVID Era

Attributed to Haider Pasha, Chief Security Officer, Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Palo Alto Networks It may sound odd to talk about the “post-COVID” era when infections and, tragically, deaths continue to mount around the world. However, I remain optimistic that the brilliance of the world’s scientists and a global commitment to finding a

Cyberattacks on US companies skyrocketed by 93% in the last 12 months

Cybersecurity remains a hot topic for organizations today as cyberattacks directed at business organizations are on the rise. According to the Atlas VPN investigation, companies across North America reported a 93% increase in cyberattacks in the past 12 months. As many as 88% of respondents believe that the rise in cyberattacks was a result of employees working