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Why endpoint backup strategies fail in the cloud
With the rise of the cloud, SaaS, mobile devices, and IoT, enterprises have had to redefine endpoint protection. This article includes commentary from Greg Arnette, tech evangelist at Barracuda.
Cybersecurity Becoming Bigger SD-WAN Concern
As more companies implement SD-WANs, they are now facing the challenges of how to implement SD-WAN security. This article takes a closer look at Barracuda's recent study on SD-WAN challenges and benefits and includes an interview with Klaus Gheri, vice president of network security for Barracuda.
What You Need to Know about the Recent Apache Struts Vulnerability
Tushar Richabadas, product manager for the Barracuda CloudGen WAF product line, writes about the most recent Apache Struts vulnerability and how a web application firewall can help protect against threats like this.
‘Sextortion’ scam uses password breaches to target victims
Scammers are upping their sexual extortion game. Cyber-scammers are the ultimate opportunists. And the latest scam uses stolen passwords and sexual blackmail, according to a report from Barracuda Networks.
Stolen Data Used in Ongoing Sextortion Scam
Using consumer data stolen in data breaches and made available on the dark web, cyber-criminals have launched a sextortion phishing campaign, according to research from Barracuda Networks.
New 'Sextortion' Schemes Fueled by Stolen Passwords & Credentials
This article on research from Barracuda Labs on sextortion scams features commentary from Jonathan Tanner, a senior security researcher at Barracuda.
Email Scam Artists Threaten To Release Sex Videos: Barracuda
This article reports on research Barracuda Labs conducted on sextortion scams, a new type of phishing attack that leverages passwords stolen in previous breaches to trick victims into paying large amounts of Bitcoin.
Sextortion plot uses public breach data to trick victims into thinking they were hacked
Two research reports - one from Barracuda - address an ongoing “sextortion” scam in which attackers use publicly available lists of breached email addresses and passwords to contact victims and blackmail them with false claims that they were caught viewing pornography.
Bogus Porn Emails Using Old Passwords to Scam You Out of Cash
Two reports, including one from Barracuda Labs, look at a phishing attack that uses passwords compromised in previous breaches to make emails threatening to reveal explicit videos more convincing.
Sextortionist Campaigns Get Personal, Creative to Force Payouts
Barracuda and another security firm warn of a flurry of “sextortion” campaigns recently that use new, creative and sometimes extreme methods that leverage personal information and sex-related activity to spur victims to pay thousands to hackers.
Reputation in the era of phishing and Facebook
In this article, Asaf Cidon, VP of email security at Barracuda, looks at how attacks on social networks are contributing phishing attempts.
SD-WAN Adoption Study: 33% of Enterprises Have Completed Deployments at Most Locations
This article covers key findings from Barracuda's new global research study on SD-WAN deployments, challenges, and benefits.
SD-WAN Report: It's All About Security
This article from Virtualization Review highlights Barracuda's new global research report "The Challenges and Opportunities of SD-WAN.
Barracuda: Pure-Play SD-WAN Vendors, Keep Your Paws Off My Firewall
This interview with Ezra Hookano, vice president of channels for Barracuda Networks, covers Barracuda's new study on SD-WAN adoption and looks at why a firewall that includes SD-WAN functionality is a smarter option than trusting pure-play SD-WAN vendors to handle security.
CISO: Tips to Get the Board Onboard with Security
As security becomes a top priority for businesses, the chief information security officer is increasingly tapped to present to the board of directors about risk mitigation and security strategy. Advice from Greg Arnette, technology evangelist at Barracuda Networks, is highlighted in this article.
Global Study Reveals Increased SD-WAN Deployments, But Networking and Security Challenges Persist
Research Indicates Improved Network Security, Connectivity, Flexibility, and Cost Savings with SD-WAN
Security Awareness: 5 Creative Ways to Train Employees on Cybersecurity
Mike Vizzi, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Barracuda’s PhishLine email protection product line, explains why security awareness in the workplace takes effective training.
3 Ways AI Is Making You Safer
This piece from Fortune staff writers looks at three ways artificial intelligence is being use defensively in different industries, including a mention about how Barracuda Networks is using AI to pinpoint phishing attacks.
Ransomware Attacks Target Public & Government Orgs With More Frequency, Ferocity
This article from Security Now looks at the increased targeting of public and government organizations, such as the attacks on Atlanta, Baltimore, and the Port of Barcelona earlier this year. The article includes commentary from Darius Goodall, director of product marketing at Barracuda Networks.
Recovery Systems Protect Campus Data From Potential Threats
Higher education IT pros protect their data (and gain peace of mind) via solid recovery strategies. Find out how one university built their successful strategy around Barracuda Backup.
4 Ways to Fight the Email Security Threat
It's time to reimagine employee training with fresh, more aggressive approaches that better treat email security as a fundamentally human problem. Asaf Cidon, VP, Email Security, Barracuda shares his advice on how to fight email security threats in the article for Dark Reading.
BEC attack scams Texas school district out of $600,000
This article about a Texas school district that was hit with a business email compromise (BEC) attack resulting in a $600,000 loss for the district includes research from a recent Barracuda study on BEC.
Port of San Diego Continues to Recover from Ransomware Attack
Recent attack highlights the importance of data backups in the face of ransomware threats. Darius Goodall, director of product marketing at Barracuda, shares expert advice on how to recover from a successful ransomware attack.
Asaf Cidon, Barracuda Networks: Malware Isn’t the Biggest Worry Nowadays, Credential Theft Is
In this Q&A with TechNadu, Asaf Cidon, Vice President of Email Security at Barracuda Networks talks about online security, artificial intelligence, and the mistakes people make online.
Barracuda Expands Leadership with its Public Cloud Security Solutions, Exceeds 200 Net New Customer Deployments
Growth Fueled by Flexible Deployment and Consumption Models, New Customers, MSP Growth, and Industry Recognition
How to combat the rise of account takeovers from hackers
Why are account takeovers on the rise? And how can businesses prevent this method of attack? Asaf Cidon, from Barracuda Networks, helps Information Age answer these questions
Email security should be more of a channel focus
Customers are leaving themselves exposed to threats as they move to hosted email offerings without adding data protection. Chris Ross, SVP, Sales, International, Barracuda Networks, weighs in.
Leaving the NYSE was 'best decision yet,' Barracuda CEO says
In an interview with the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Barracuda CEO BJ Jenkins discusses the company’s biggest opportunities in security and why going private was the best decision he and the company made.
Latest Facebook hack will be ‘catalyst’ for regulation, says Barracuda CEO
Facebook’s recently disclosed hack, which affected at least 50 million users, is likely to trigger more regulation from the federal government, predicts BJ Jenkins — CEO and president of Barracuda Networks.
Securing the software-defined wide-area network – Six critical functions
As the network perimeter dissolves, implementing security controls is more complex. Hatem Naguib, SVP and GM of of Barracuda's security business writes about important considerations for organizations trying to secure SD-WAN.
10 Tactics For Teaching Cybersecurity Best Practices To Your Whole Company
Barracuda PhishLine is highlighted in this Forbes article about how companies can teach cybersecurity best practices to their employees.
Executive Insights on the Current and Future State of Security
Want to learn more about the current and future state of security? Check out this article where DZone writer Tom Smith talked to multiple security executives, including Nitzan Miron, vice president, product management, application security services at Barracuda.
Barracuda Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Now Available for Customers Using Azure Virtual WAN for Large-scale Branch Connectivity
Barracuda makes three e-mail solutions available on a single SKU
Barracuda also related their latest Threat Spotlight, which found that account takeover incidents, which are addressed by the Barracuda Sentinel solution that is part of the bundle, are increasing in frequency.
Barracuda Introduces Total Email Protection Bundle
New email protection bundle offers customers and partners an easier way to buy Barracuda email protection
Barracuda Unveils Email Security Bundle To Simplify Administration
The Total Email Protection bundle will make it easier for partners to sell the full Barracuda email security suite to customers while providing protected margins of between 20 percent and 30 percent, says channel executive Ezra Hookano.
Disrupt Yourself -- or Someone Else Will
Barracuda's Greg Arnette writes about why business leaders must figure out how to disrupt themselves more quickly than ever before in order to survive.
Barracuda Networks Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.
Think You Have Cybersecurity Taken Care Of? Think Again
This feature article from Forbes about security realities that many companies are overlooking includes research from Barracuda about the number of phishing attacks happening per month.
Who's At Greatest Risk for BEC Attacks? Not the CEO
A common misconception in security is that business email compromise (BEC) attacks most frequently target corporate leaders, specifically CEOs and CFOs. Research from the Barracuda Sentinel team reveals who's targeted the most by BEC.
Lots of email scams are surprisingly simple but effective, report says
About 60 percent of business email fraud does not involve a malicious link, but rather a plain text message that can be surprisingly effective when wording and context seem authentic, according to a report released Thursday by Barracuda Networks.
BEC fraud burgeoning despite training
This feature article covers the Barracuda Threat Spotlight on business email compromise (BEC) and highlights research from the Barracuda Sentinel team.
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Achieves Recommended Rating in the 2018 NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Group Test
Barracuda announced that Barracuda CloudGen Firewall received a Recommended Rating from NSS Labs in their 2018 Next Generation Firewall Group Test.
Barracuda Accelerates Growth in Email Protection and Expands Customer Base to More Than 50,000
Barracuda achieved 36 percent bookings growth year over year for its email protection products, compared to 9 percent in the first quarter fiscal 2018.
Barracuda CloudGen WAF Now Available for Google Cloud Platform
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced the availability of its CloudGen WAF on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), offering GCP customers application protection.
Barracuda Web Application Firewall Named a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced that the Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) has been named a Strong Performer in ”The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018.”
1.7 Million Phishing Emails Blocked in June: Barracuda Networks
Brand-name spoofing still a popular tactic to lure victims into giving up their login credentials and payment card information, new data from Barracuda Networks shows.
Department of Justice announces massive arrest in email scammer case
The U.S. Department of Justice has nabbed scores of scammers involved in fraud totaling millions of dollars.
Almost all business report being hit with an email-borne attack, survey
The Barracuda survey found employers are experiencing more email attacks with 81 percent seeing an increase in the last year, and 25 percent of those describing the increase as being dramatic
New Global Research Underscores Continued Increase in Email Threats and its Impact on Staff and Productivity
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced key findings from a new global research report.
Financial Services in the Ransomware Crosshairs: Why and What to Do
Cybercriminals are leveraging ransomware threats to extort big money from organizations of all sizes in every industry, but financial services organizations are one of today’s primary targets.
X-ray your SaaS apps to reveal hidden security vulnerabilities
Best practices to understand security evaluations what is happening "under the hood" of cloud/SaaS applications.
Barracuda Expands its PhishLine Product Portfolio with New, Channel Ready Security Awareness Training for Mid-Sized Companies
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced that it has expanded its PhishLine product portfolio with a streamlined edition well-suited for organizations with less than 1,000 employees.
Cybercriminals impersonate popular file sharing services to take over email accounts
Email account takeover attacks are growing, and attackers are impersonating OneDrive and other popular web services to steal credentials from employees.
Barracuda introduces cloud-delivered web application firewall
Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service simplifies and accelerates the deployment of web application security.
New Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service provides cloud-delivered web application firewall
The Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service simplifies and accelerates the deployment of web application security.
Barracuda Drops Cloud-Delivered Web Application Firewall Service
Barracuda Networks now sells its web application firewall (WAF) as a cloud-delivered, managed service.
Barrracuda Networks Unfurls WAF Cloud Service
Barracuda Networks announced today a managed cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) service that cybersecurity professionals can configure using a five-step wizard process.
Achieving Effective Application Security in a Cloud Generation
Cloud application security requires new approaches, policies, configurations, and strategies that both allow organizations to address business needs and security risks in unison.
Barracuda announced a new cloud-delivered web application firewall (WAF)
The service offers configuration options from zero-touch via Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service - which enables administrators to find, automatically fix and continuously monitor web application vulnerabilities - to policy customization.
Barracuda Launches Web Application Firewall as a Service
Barracuda is making its Web Application Firewall platform available in a cloud-delivered model that benefits from a new management interface and improved configuration.
Industry Insight: Collaboration Tools: The Next Great Security Risk
Whether it's a workflow-based utility such as Asana or a chat-oriented app such as Slack, these tools have also created new opportunities for cybercriminals looking to access your company's most vital information.
Industry Insight: Collaboration Tools Might Be The Next Great Security Risk
If your business uses collaboration tools, then your company's most valuable information may be at risk.
Best security software: How 9 cutting-edge tools tackle today's threats
Calling the Barracuda WAF a firewall is seriously selling it short.
New Necurs variant uses internet shortcuts, Quant Loader to deliver payloads
"This script next produces Quant Loader, a secondary downloader that security researchers from Barracuda recently observed."
Barracuda Networks Rethinks Cybersecurity Training for Users
Barracuda Networks, following its acquisition of PhishLine, wants to encourage companies to take a more positive approach to cybersecurity training, helping users how to better recognize spear-phishing attempts along with other forms of cyberattacks that rely on social engineering to trick them into giving up their credentials.
8 Security Products That Made News at RSA Conference 2018
Barracuda announced PhishLine Levelized Programs, an effort to measure user resistance to phishing attacks.
Barracuda Offers A Service To Measure Resistance To Phishing
Barracuda Networks, Inc. has launched a service designed to help users measure resistance to phishing attacks.
Barracuda Introduces Innovative Approach to Measure Resistance to Phishing Attacks
Continuing momentum with its recent PhishLine acquisition, Barracuda introduces an innovative way to measure the ability of users to resist phishing attacks.
URL file attacks spread Quant Loader
A recent spate of attacks using phishing, social engineering, exploits, and obfuscation are being used to spread a Quant Loader trojan capable of distributing ransomware and password stealers.
A new email attack could infect you with ransomware and steal your passwords
A new outbreak of the Quant Loader trojan is tricking vulnerable users into opening malicious attachments that bypass browser security features.
Quant Loader Trojan Spreads Via Microsoft URL Shortcut Files
Researchers are warning of a new email phishing campaign that downloads and launches the Quant Loader trojan, capable of distributing ransomware and stealing passwords.
100% of web applications vulnerable to attack, despite billions spent on security efforts
Vulnerabilities and attacks on networked devices have surged in the past decade, while spam emails have dropped, according to a Trustwave report.
Facebook Face-off: What's It All Mean For Emailers?
Barracuda surveyed 350 attendees at the recent Cloud Expo Europe show in London. It found that 55% now trust Facebook less. What’s more, 12% have gone so far as to delete their accounts and 29% have taken measures to amend their security and thin their sharing.
Experiences and attitudes towards cloud-specific security capabilities
Dimensional research conducted a survey of IT professionals responsible for cloud environments.
Barracuda Networks Survey: DevSecOps Is Hard
Organizations that have adopted DevSecOps processes may be making progress when it comes to improving cybersecurity, but it’s far from easy.
62% of enterprise IT leaders say on-premises security is better than cloud
Three-quarters of IT professionals share cloud security duties with their cloud providers, according to Dimensional Research.
IT Faces Challenges with Firewalls in the Cloud
The cloud is redefining the role of the firewall, and an overwhelming 83% of IT professionals in a recent survey have concerns about deploying traditional firewalls in nontraditional topographies.
Atlanta is offline as ransomware attack cripples city computer network
Atlanta is the latest victim of a broad-scale ransomware attack that knocked out computer networks across the city.
Types of Firewalls: What IT Security Pros Need to Know
Firewalls are as central to IT security as anti-virus programs are to PCs, and the multi-billion-dollar market remains large and growing.
Buyers Biting On Anti-Phishing Security
The anti-phishing threat management space has already seen a handful of deals this year, and more could be on the way as phishing, in which hackers try to steal information through email trickery, still pose a threat to businesses.
Avoiding the 7 biggest threats to data backup
Backing up data shouldn’t mean back-of-mind security.
Email Security for Your Business
Every business uses email, yet many are unaware of the extent to which it poses a security threat.
Scammers Attaching Banking Password-Stealing Malware to MS Office Docs
A "Critical Alert" is issued after banking passwords are stolen through Microsoft Office accounts.
Cyberattack Uses Attachments to Steal Passwords
A new threat spotlight from Barracuda draws attention to password stealers, where cybercriminals are using common attachment file types such as PDFs and Word documents to steal user passwords.
Inside Security (Mar 2nd, 2018)
With the advent and increasing usage of saving passwords; however, malware can simply break whatever security mechanism is protecting the passwords and upload them all at once.
Barracuda Warns Of Phishing Scams Using Word, Excel Documents
Barracuda has flagged several cybersecurity threats through its new advisory platform Barracuda Security Insight.
Best security software: How 5 cutting-edge tools tackle today's threats
Calling the Barracuda WAF a firewall is seriously selling it short. It’s more like the core of an independent bastion of cybersecurity, able to inspect both inbound and outgoing traffic.
Barracuda Security Insight Platform Reveals Highly Weaponized File Types
Barracuda Security Insight is a new advisory platform offering detailed real-time threat intelligence and security risk information to help consumers and IT professionals remain aware of current global threat levels.
Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Barracuda
Thoma Bravo, LLC., a leading private equity investment firm, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.6 billion.
Hackers Using Fake Emails from Trusted Tools to Steal Small Business Credentials
Cybercriminals Impersonating IC3, Docs, Outlook & DocuSign
Cybercriminals want personal identifiable information, so bad they mimic seemingly legitimate enterprises.
Malware-Free Phishing: The New Cyber Threat
An insidious form of email phishing is hitting companies. But there’s no malware, no attachments -- none of the things that might tip off IT departments; nor are victims asked to wire transfer money.
Cloud Cornerstones: 19 New Ways To Connect Storage To AWS
These 19 storage vendors, both hardware- and software-focused, in the last half-year or so have introduced new ways to connect their wares to Amazon Web Services or otherwise take advantage of AWS' hyper-scale capabilities.
Cloud security configuration errors put data at risk; new tools can help
For companies that run entirely in the cloud, the entire business can be at risk. That has some looking for help with monitoring and verifying cloud security configuration.
Conditions Favorable to Make 2018 a Big Year for Security Buyouts
The new year has started off with a flurry of acquisition activity in the cyber-security space that is likely to continue for the rest of the year.
Best security software: How cutting-edge tools tackle today's threats
We go hands-on with some of the most innovative, useful and, arguably, best security software from today's most important cybersecurity technology categories.
How to Select a Public Cloud Provider
The best approach to selecting a public cloud vendor may be to find the best fit for individual workloads on a case-by-case basis.
Barracuda Achieves Second Amazon Web Services Security Competency for its Cloud Generation Firewalls
Barracuda Is One of the First Security Vendors to Achieve AWS Competency Partner Status with Multiple Security Solutions Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced that the Barracuda NextGen Firewall has achieved Amazon
Barracuda Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results
- Q3 total revenue grew to $94.7 million - Q3 GAAP earnings per share of $0.14, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.21 - Total active subscribers increased 16% year-over-year to over 360,000 Barracuda Networks, Inc . (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protec
Barracuda Networks Acquires PhishLine
Barracuda Networks has acquired phishing simulation SaaS company PhishLine.
Barracuda acquires Phishline
Barracuda announced today it has acquired the social engineering simulation and training firm PhishLine.
Barracuda Buys Training Provider PhishLine To Bolster Protection Against Email-Borne Threats
Storage and security vendor Barracuda has purchased social engineering simulation and training platform player PhishLine to help customers better measure and report on risks.
Barracuda Networks buys phishing simulation company PhishLine
Barracuda Networks announced that it has acquired phishing simulation SaaS company PhishLine.
Barracuda Acquires PhishLine
PhishLine's Social Engineering Simulation and Training Platform Expands Barracuda Solutions to Protect Against Email-borne Targeted Attacks Barracuda Networks, Inc . (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced it has acquired Phish
BRIEF-Barracuda Agrees To Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo For $1.6 Bln
Reuters covers the Barracuda Networks acquisition news.
Barracuda Networks is sold to Thoma Bravo for $1.6 billion
ZDNet covers the Barracuda Networks acquisition news.
Cybersecurity company Barracuda to go private as part of $1.6 billion acquisition
Venturebeat covers the Barracuda Networks acquisition news.
Barracuda Is Going Private In A $1.6 Billion Deal
Forbes covers the Barracuda Networks acquisition
Barracuda Networks agrees to go private in $1.47-billion deal
CNBC television broadcast of Barracuda Network's acquisition
Barracuda Agrees To Be Acquired By Thoma Bravo For $1.6 Billion
Shareholders to Receive $27.55 per Share in Cash Barracuda Networks, Inc . (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC . in an
Four Ways to Protect Your Backups from Ransomware Attacks
Barracuda's Rod Matthews posts a great contributed article on ransomware targeting backups and remedies for prevention.
Calling Barracuda's WAF a firewall is seriously selling it short
CSO Magazine posts a fantastic review of the Barracuda WAF.
Holiday season scams: Fake deals, fake stores, fake opportunities
HelpNet Security covers Barracuda's real examples of holiday phishing scams and offers tips to prevent becoming a victim.
Cybercriminals target Black Friday and Cyber Monday in massive holiday phishing campaigns
Silicon Angle covers Barracuda's real examples of this year's holiday phishing scams and tips to prevent becoming a victim.
Barracuda Warns: Watch Out For Black Friday Phishing Emails
Barracuda provides real examples of this years holiday phishing scams and tips to prevent becoming a victim.
Barracuda F-Series: Firewall Overview and Analysis
eSecurity Planet posts a review of the Barracuda F-Series Firewall.
Barracuda Floats Cloud Generation Firewalls
Barracuda Networks today unveiled its updated NextGen Firewall and Web Application Firewall offerings, or "Cloud Generation Firewalls," are that are built for the way cloud-enabled applications are built and delivered today.
Barracuda Announces New Cloud Generation Firewall Capabilities
Rich Integration with Public Cloud Services allows Utility-Based Consumption and Automated Security Controls for DevSecOps Work Flows Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced expanded public cloud functionality