Ransomware mitigation sees focus from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

Ransomware mitigation strategies have become an increasingly important aspect of major cloud providers’ offering following the pandemic.

In recent weeks, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have all published articles recommending mitigation tactics and best practice in the event of a ransomware attack.

A ransomware attack occurs when company files are encrypted and money is demanded in exchange for the decryption key and the maintained privacy...

Cloud and Cyber Security Expo 2021: COVID-19, development security, and risk vs. reward

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An Allied Market Research (AMR) forecast has shown that the global cloud services market will rake in $555 billion in revenues this year. 

This indicates a 17.5% overall growth rate for the cloud computing industry from the previous year. There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption around the globe and, with it, organisations’ cybersecurity risks have also been ramped up.

The Cloud and Cyber Security Expo 2021, hosted this week in...

Greg Day, Palo Alto Networks: On protecting our way of life in the digital age

Security threats have evolved considerably over the years and Palo Alto Networks knows more than most that “protecting our way of life” also requires a digital approach in the modern world.

Historically, nations would protect their way of life by having the sharpest swords, the biggest guns, the sturdiest tanks, or the fastest planes. Nowadays, it’s as much – if not more – about who has the most secure networks and systems.

CloudTech spoke with Greg Day, VP...

Palo Alto unveils third-gen Cortex XDR solution

Palo Alto Networks has unveiled Cortex XDR 3.0, the next generation of the cybersecurity firm’s extended detection and response (XDR) solution.

The upgrade will provide updated analytic tools to deal with the increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks initiating cloud and identity-based threats.

More specifically, the third generation offers security operations centres even broader protections across their attack surface. By extending detection, monitoring, and...

Why cybersecurity isn’t cybersecure without detection and recovery

Anyone responsible for data security who doesn’t get a shiver down their spine when they read the about yet another high-profile ransomware attack in the news is either doing something very right, or something very wrong.  

The danger of falling victim to a cybersecurity issue is getting greater as the volume of attacks continues to rise and bad actors become increasingly sophisticated. Interpol has highlighted how Covid-19 affected both the number and nature of...