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.
SD-WAN might have begun as a networking technology, but the SD-WAN’s future lies in security. Integrating branch security features into SD-WAN, allow leaner, simpler remote office deployments. To those ends, security vendors have introduced SD-WAN capabilities — and SD-WAN vendors add security capabilities.
Businesses in the EMEA region re increasingly using Microsoft’s Office 365 solutions, but they’re doing it with a dose of fear from cyber-attacks and similar malicious actions. This was concluded in the new Barracuda Networks report, entitled Office 365 Adoption: Drivers, Risks and Opportunities.
Businesses in the EMEA region re increasingly using Microsoft’s Office 365 solutions, but they’re doing it with a dose of fear from cyber-attacks and similar malicious actions. This was concluded in the new Barracuda Networks report, entitled “Office 365 Adoption: Drivers, Risks and Opportunities”.
Since the Equifax story broke, consumers and businesses have been hit by a wave of spam emails purporting to address security concerns. This is being done via “Secure Bank Message Impersonation — email attack delivered by spoofed messages from financial institutions,” Barracuda states.
The Equifax breach may have you watching your financial records closely for evidence of fraudulent new accounts or suspicious transactions. But you may also want to keep a close eye on your incoming email, researchers say — and here's why.
“Judging by the lack of multifactor authentication, it’s very likely that the brute force attack took place via web access to the email server,” commented Fleming Shi, senior vice president of technology at Barracuda Networks Inc.
Amid the numbing drumbeat of high-profile hacks in recent years, the one reported Thursday by Equifax stands out for its seriousness and its power to spark widespread consumer rage. The key is that the Social Security numbers of up to 143 million people may have been compromised. Social Security numbers have been exposed in some cybersecurity incidents — such as the Office of Personnel Management and Sony Pictures hacks — but not in many others, such as the massive breaches at Target, JP Morgan Chase and Yahoo.
Security researchers are warning of another major crypto-ransomware campaign which has so far been observed attacking 20 million user inboxes. The threat, discovered in the second half of this week, arrives as many similar ransomware attacks do in the form of an unsolicited email.
A large malspam campaign using spoofed email addresses has attempted to infect recipients with Locky ransomware in roughly 20 million detected attacks since Tuesday, researchers from Barracuda Networks have reported.
Office 365, Microsoft’s software-as-a-service productivity software suite popular with corporate users, is increasingly becoming attackers’ preferred way into business networks, Barracuda researchers warn.
The ubiquity of Microsoft’s Office 365 is making it a favorite target of cyber criminals, who are devising increasingly elaborate counterfeit email and website templates to steal user credentials and launch attacks from within organizations.
US-CERT warned users to remain vigilant for malicious cyberactivity centered around Hurricane Harvey including exercising caution with any storm-related emails, attachments, or hyperlinks, even those appearing to originate from trusted sources.
A Barracuda report released Aug. 30 said that bad actors are using spear-phishing, account compromise, and insider impersonation to target Office 365 users.
Both Federal and state governments use Office 365 for reasons such as cost savings, security, privacy, and accessibility. The State of New York saved $3 million a year when it adopted Office 365 and the city of Chicago experienced an 80 percent decrease in cost per employee. Microsoft also restricts content so it’s only shared with intended users, and contains tools to make its technology accessible to people who are visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing.
With over 100 million monthly subscribers, it's not surprising that Office 365 is a popular target when it comes to attempting to steal credentials. A new report from Barracuda Networks looks at how phishers are sending out authentic-looking emails purporting to be from Microsoft asking users to reactivate their accounts.
Cybercriminals are targeting account login credentials of Microsoft Office 365, with its more than 100 million monthly active subscribers, to ultimately launch attacks from within organization, including financial institutions.
Cybercriminals go where the users are. Office 365, which has more than 100 million active monthly subscribers, has become a hotspot for compelling and personalized cyberattacks. Users trust emails from coworkers, especially those with the correct corporate email address.
Microsoft Office 365, which has more than 100 million monthly active subscribers—is the target of a widespread credential-harvesting campaign, where attackers attempt to steal logins and ultimately launch attacks from within an organization.
Barracuda Backup is an integrated end-to-end solution that provides customers, resellers, and MSPs with the ability to replicate to their own AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket – giving them the ability to choose where their data resides while also affording them control over their replicated backup data
HR recruiters must be vigilant against a new, more targeted type of cyberattack, such as a recent incident involving a phony LinkedIn profile. HR is particularly vulnerable because it has access to employees’ private information, like their W-2s. Cybercriminals are moving from mass attacks—"spamming and hoping” that some minuscule percentage of email recipients will open the fake emails—to “spearfishing,” a more specific approach, Asaf Cidon, vice president of content security services at Campbell, Calif.-based Barracuda Networks, told Bloomberg BNA
Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that its Barracuda Backup can now replicate data securely and efficiently to AWS. This works for data that resides on either physical or virtual backup appliance. This gives customers more flexibility in their choice of replication targets and is especially beneficial to customers of both Barracuda and Amazon.
Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protectionsolutions, has added the ability to replicate data from either an on-premises physical or virtual backup appliance to AWS. The new feature provides customers, resellers, and MSPs with greater flexibility and choice to protect their data from data loss and potential disasters, including security threats like ransomware.
Barracuda Networks just unveiled a new feature; clients using Barracuda Backup can now replicate data securely to the Amazon Web Services cloud (AWS). The data set to be replicated can be on-prem or on a virtual backup appliance, according to the release.
A Google engineer ignited a firestorm of controversy this weekend after writing and releasing an internal memo criticizing the tech company's diversity programs. Scott Budman reports. Features interview with Barracuda SVP & CMO Erin Hintz.
Barracuda mentioned as a leader in online backup. Article Excerpt - I include this technology for two reasons: one is that it's shockingly inexpensive and two because it is probably your most effective defense against Ransomware, the malware of the year.
Barracuda Networks has described a real-life example that, in this instance, failed. "On the day that the buyers were set to wire funds, they received an email from their mortgage company stating that they switched banks, and to follow the updated wiring instructions in the email attachment."
Security provider Barracuda recently completed a survey of professionals in the IT space who are focused on data protection and recovery. This couldn’t come at a better time given the recent uptick in the popularity of ransomware. According to the vendor, the results were “alarming.”
Barracuda, Campbell, Calif., in March unveiled Barracuda Backup LiveBoot 2.0, an expansion of its Cloud LiveBoot offering that now includes the ability to rapidly spin up Microsoft Hyper-V environments in the Barracuda Cloud while reducing boot times to help minimize downtime in VMware vSphere and Hyper-V environments.
"There are a number of definitions for "data protection," but the important thing to remember is that it involves much more than simply running a backup. Proper data protection is included in security planning - it includes business continuity and disaster recovery planning, as well as the many security practices involved in preventing unauthorized access. Comprehensive data recovery involves data availability AND data accessibility at all times," said Rod Mathews, SVP and GM of data protection, Barracuda.
"The Microsoft Recycle Bin is a nice feature, but its job is to help the organization safeguard against accidental data loss," says Rod Mathews, SVP and general manager of data protection at Barracuda Networks. "It's not meant to be a data recovery solution."
"In the last couple of years, cybersecurity has become more of a financial issue, and has a larger financial impact on victims of attacks than previously," said Dustin Driggs, CFO of Barracuda Network.
Earlier this year, the world recognized World Backup Day (WBD) as a reminder to everyone that data is important and has to be protected. As part of the WBD recognition, Barracuda ran a series of blog posts on the reasons why companies lose data even when they do almost everything right.
Recognizing that DevOps teams deploying applications in the cloud need a more sophisticated approach to security, Barracuda Networks at the Microsoft Inspire 2017 conference unveiled an enhanced REST API for its Web Application Firewall (WAF), in addition to providing integration with the IT automation framework developed by Puppet Labs.
"A large part of this too comes from the fact that media companies are not at all prepared for these threats and the impact isn't always obvious until it's too late," says Asaf Cidon, vice president of cybersecurity firm Barracuda networks.
"Spear phishing is rampant. It's no longer just the large enterprises or C-suite that need to be on high alert--everyone is a target," said Asaf Cidon, vice president of content security services at Barracuda Networks.
Cloud-focused cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks Inc. is taking artificial intelligence to the world of phishing protection with a new product that promises to provide real-time spear phishing and cyberfraud defense.
"Our team from Sookasa has been working on communication and content security which led lead us to this new product, Barracuda Sentinel," Cidon told eWEEK. "Sentinel leverages a lot of the work we had already done using the APIs of cloud services."
Barracuda has developed a new solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to emulate having a security professional make those decisions and guard against real-time spear phishing and cyber fraud attacks.
Barracuda Networks on June 28 announced the release of Barracuda Sentinel, an artificial intelligence-based solution to the increasingly targeted spear phishing campaigns experienced by all sizes of government and industry.
Barracuda Sentinel is delivered as a cloud service and includes APIs to link to various applications, including Microsoft Office 365 and a variety of social media outlets to defend against impersonation attempts, business email compromise and cyber fraud.More than 90 percent of cyberattacks and resulting breaches in 2016 stemmed from a spear-phishing email, according to PhishMe's 2016 Enterprise Phishing Susceptibility and Resiliency report.
The United Kingdom's Parliament on Monday reported a cyber attack on its email system over the weekend, when hackers attempted to access user accounts without authorization. "They used a brute force attack to find users on the system with weak passwords," said Asaf Cidon, vice president for content security services at Barracuda Networks.
"Hackers can use social media to infect someone within an organization, then sit on the network and monitor their internal communications," says Asaf Cidon, VP of content security services at Barracuda Networks..
“This report highlights the ongoing increase in public cloud use globally, with many organizations seeing substantial process and financial benefits. However, there are still a significant number of organizations that are not clear on the shared security model and the implication to their data and applications,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security at Barracuda, Hatem Naguib.
Many businesses are struggling with who is responsible for securing cloud-based data. A new survey from Barracuda Networks discovered 71% of IT decision-makers feel cloud providers are responsible for customer data in the public cloud, and 66% believe cloud providers are responsible for their applications in the public cloud.
WannaCry's affects Honda manufacturing and the Australian state of Victoria's traffic cameras. North America and Europe work to secure their grids against CrashOverride and Asaf Cidon from Barracuda Networks on the increased threat from ransomware.
Amazon recently discontinued their unlimited storage plan for the Drive product intended for individual users. Here's why other cloud vendors such as BitCasa and Barracuda keep following the same pattern.
At Barracuda Networks, Jeff Jager of Grand Rapids tried a scratch-style pseudo coding exercise, "I just want to learn more about what's going on in the Ann Arbor tech community," said Jager, who moved away from Ann Arbor during the recession and is looking to return. "It's amazing how much has happened."
“CXOs may be protected by extensive cybersecurity training; on the other hand, gatekeepers, such as administrative assistants, who screen and filter through incoming requests, calls and e-mails before escalating to the top, often are moving quickly and have not received the security education required to filter out phishing attacks on their own,” said Asaf Cidon, vice president of content security services at cybersecurity vendor Barracuda Networks
So the question becomes, what can small businesses do to avoid falling victims to these attacks? Small Business Trends talked with Mike Van Pelt, threat analysis engineer at the Barracuda Networks in San Francisco.
According to a survey from Barracuda, phishing—and particularly spear phishing—has become a lucrative art. The attackers also do not discriminate based on company size. Email remains one of the most widely used business communications tools.
Asaf Cidon, who studies ransomware and a vice president at the security company Barracuda Networks, said that criminals become sophisticated, particularly in choosing their victims. Hackers attack a specific department of the company.
"Phishing and spear-phishing are becoming the next big thing in security and it's the natural evolution of how hackers operate," said Asaf Cidon, vice president of content security services at Barracuda Networks.
This report studies the global SaaS-based IT security market, analyzes and researches the SaaS-based IT security development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. It analyzes top players in the market, like Barracuda
"Administrative assistants are often granted access to sensitive information and credentials for senior employees to streamline business processes. For this reason, attackers pinpoint admins to obtain personal information and credentials that can be used to enter a network," said Asaf Cidon, VP Content Security Servicess, Barracuda.
Asaf Cidon, a vice president at the security company Barracuda Networks who studies ransomware, said that criminals had become more sophisticated in the last year, especially in how they choose their victims.
Barracuda Networks on Tuesday announced two new MSP professional service offerings – Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition, and Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition, for MSPs looking to expand their monitoring and management services.
Barracuda Networks has launched NextGen Firewall and Backup Appliance professional services for MSPs. The new professional services are designed to help MSPs streamline security and data protection, the company indicated.
It’s exciting to watch the level of engagement from both the companies and the community, and to see people of all ages inspired by the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem here.”Participants will start at one of three check-in locations – Ann Arbor SPARK Central Innovation Center, Barracuda Networks, or Bank of Ann Arbor - where they can pick up a map and begin the A2 Tech Trek
Asaf Cidon, VP Content Security Servicess, Barracuda: Roughly 91% of attacks start with a targeted email breach. With the volume and sophistication of email breaches on the rise, almost every function within an organization should be on high alert.
San Francisco? Too far. Boston? Too cold. New York? Too crowded. That's how techies are promoting the homegrown Ann Arbor Tech Trek. The check-in locations are SPARK Central Innovation Center, 330 E. Liberty St.; Barracuda Networks, 317 Maynard; and Bank of Ann Arbor, 125 S 5th Ave.
May Threat Spotlight. BARRACUDA BLOG: By now most of us know that when we receive an email with an Office document, not to just click on it without further thought. This post describes why phishers and other criminals design these attachments with active content so they can compromise our PCs.
May Threat Spotlight Threat Spotlight: “Enable Macros” Phishing Attack(Barracuda) As if we didn’t know that ransomware was bad news — we learned just how big of an epidemic this stuff is becoming with the WannaCry attack earlier this month. The scope of this particular attack was truly astonishing, reaching hundreds of thousands of users in over 150 countries worldwide
A recent survey on cloud security and cloud adoption found that the single biggest impediment to moving to the public cloud was continued concerns around security. When tooling the security of the environment relies solely on the team configuring the appliances. Virtual security appliance vendors include Barracuda, Fortinet, Blue Coat and Cisco.
Lost email is never a problem with a Message Archiver on the job, preventing accidental deletions and enforcing compliance requirements. Even after a user deleted an email on her desktop, it was still available through the Archiver 350. The Barracuda appliance also works with cloud-based email, such as Office 365 and Google Apps.
The biggest objection when it comes to public cloud computing is security. Many organizations are still simply not comfortable hosting workloads on IT infrastructure they don’t own. Michael Hughes, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Barracuda Networks, says that while public cloud infrastructure providers secure their infrastructure, it’s up to the IT organization to secure the applications that run on those clouds.
Barracuda Networks Inc., a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, has announced the expansion of its Cloud Ready program to offer any organization a free 90-day cloud license for Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Azure).
Wieland Alge, general manager for Emea at security provider Barracuda Networks, agrees that hacking by Chinese state groups has “massively” reduced. “Ten years ago China did not have much to lose so they took a lot of risks stealing intellectual property and engaging in corporate espionage.”
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This month also saw Cisco and NetApp Inc. join forces to invest millions into Datos IO Inc., a data management and protection platform that is just three years old. Despite being a young startup, which launched its data recovery product in June, Datos IO has managed to attract some big customers, including Ayla Networks Inc., Barracuda Networks Inc., eBay Inc. and OpenTable Inc.
Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, May 22, 2017. (3. Talent – Cybersecurity: Barracuda Networks Inc.plans to hire about 115 people in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company was founded by Dean Drako, a University of Michigan graduate.)
Sanjay Ramnath, Vice President, Security Products and Business Strategy at Barracuda, said attacks are being more sophisticated. He said: “When they have information on you that is when it is dangerous. They can customise an attack specifically for you. They are extremely sophisticated. Setting your password, as ‘password’ is also a huge no-go."
The political blame game over the NHS cyberattack has already started. But should the NHS, Microsoft or the NSA take responsibility? To find out, we met up with two of leading cybersecurity experts: Hatem Naguib, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security at Barracuda, and Raj Samani, Chief Scientist at McAfee/Intel.
The political blame game over the NHS ransomware attack has already started. But should the NHS, Microsoft, or the NSA take responsibility? To find out, we met up with two leading infosec experts: Hatem Naguib, senior vice president of security at Barracuda, and Raj Samani, chief scientist at McAfee/Inte
WannaCry and other ransomware attacks can be thwarted, but it takes proper data protection practices beforehand, as well as close monitoring of your data. Protection vendors, such as Unitrends, Zerto, Commvault, Acronis, Barracuda, Infrascale, Asigra, Druva and Datto, have been adding features they say will protect against ransomware
Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. "Barracuda has been able to slow it down... the security company has beem finding and deleting the ransomware"
"From a technology perspective, an API is just an instruction for an existing system," says Neeraj Khandelwal, senior product manager at Barracuda Networks. "From a business perspective, it is a way of delivering value."
Ransomware mitigation should be part of an overall business continuity plan. In terms of technology, companies and partners should seek to connect the dots between IT security, backup, disaster recovery and business continuity. Several vendors (particularly Barracuda Networks and Datto) are connecting the dots between their backup and security offerings.
Ransomware attacks continue to be on the rise, with 47 percent of organizations now saying they suffered a ransomware incident in the past 12 months, but these attacks are also becoming more sophisticated and potentially destructive.
In a survey from Barracuda Networks with a focus on small- and medium-sized businesses, 92% of people surveyed said they are concerned about ransomware hitting their organization—and nearly half, or 47%, of respondents had been victims of ransomware already
"The impact of these attacks is far reaching. It's not just your hard-earned money that is at risk, it's also your reputation, viability, and jobs," says Hatem Naguib, SVP and general manager security at Barracuda.
A year ago, we met here in the same place and at the same opportunity and asked ourselves the WTF question: "Where's The Firewall?" The answer at the time was in short: everywhere. Also features art from Barracuda.
Any tampering of the UK General Election would likely be by insiders rather than foreign governments, with localised impact unlikely to affect national outcomes, experts agree. As Wieland Alge, general manager EMEA at Barracuda Networks explains, there are three typical flavours of digital election manipulation: "Defacing websites or attacking email systems, stealing and publishing data, and direct anti-campaigning. The latter usually achieved through the clever use of social network capabilities and the creation of fake news."
"Even the most trusted source for digital assets (document repositories, photo buckets and shares) can be spoofed and used against you and your loved ones. Granting access to your data should always be a proactive process that you are performing. Responding to emails, pop-ups and other digital forms to grant access is an extremely risky thing to do," said Fleming Shi, SVP, Advanced Technology Engineering at Barracuda Networks.
W-2 forms contain all the information that identity thieves are looking for: full names, addresses, identification numbers and more. Cyber criminals understand this, so they create elaborate plans to get their hands on them. Luckily, Barracuda, the cyber risk experts exposed the threat recently in a post on the company’s official blog.