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170908September 08, 2017 How Equifax hackers might use your Social Security number to pretend they’re you

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.

2017/09 - September
170905September 05, 2017 VeloCloud Takes Aim at Moving Target of SD-WAN Security

SD-WAN supplier VeloCloud announced last week the expansion of its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program to include new members Palo Alto Networks Inc. , Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and Forcepoint. But as an industry analyst points out, this is a work in progress and there are several notable networking security companies that aren't on the list. (See VeloCloud Expands SD-WAN Security Ecosystem.)

2017/09 - September
170901September 01, 2017 Crypto-Ransomware Targets 20 Million Inboxes

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.

2017/09 - September
170901September 01, 2017 Major ransomware attack hits healthcare and other industries

A major ransomware attack is now underway against multiple industries, including healthcare, according to data security and disaster recovery vendor Barracuda Networks.

2017/09 - September
170901September 01, 2017 Major ransomware attack hits healthcare and other industries

A major ransomware attack is now underway against multiple industries, including healthcare, according to data security and disaster recovery vendor Barracuda Networks.

2017/09 - September
170831August 31, 2017 Major malspam campaign pushing ransomware via spoofed internal email addresses

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.

2017/08 - August
170831August 31, 2017 Scary multistage phishing attacks target Office 365 enterprise users

Hackers are targeting Office 365 users in a multistage phishing campaign that attempts to gain access to accounts that can then be used to cause further damage within a targeted enterprise.

2017/08 - August
170831August 31, 2017 Office 365 account compromise attempts on the rise

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.

2017/08 - August
170831August 31, 2017 Damage control: Recruiting talent when your brand has been tarnished

In an ever-increasing war for talent, recruiters are working hard to sell employers' brands. A company's reputation can affect whether candidates accept job offers, or even apply in the first place.

2017/08 - August
170831August 31, 2017 Cybersecurity firm warns of 20 million active ransomware attempts in last 24 hours

The aggressive attack uses impersonation and advanced threats to trick email recipients into downloading an attachment labeled ‘payment,’ which will encrypt an organization’s files.

2017/08 - August
170831August 31, 2017 Office 365 Users Increasingly Targeted by Credential-Stealing Phishing Campaigns

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.

2017/08 - August
170831August 31, 2017 Barracuda embraces Amazon S3 cloud for DR

Barracuda now offers customers the choice of storing data either in Amazon S3 or its own cloud as it builds out its disaster recovery services.

2017/08 - August
170830August 30, 2017 Warning of Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

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.

2017/08 - August
170830August 30, 2017 Office 365 is Prime Target for Spear-Phishing

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.

2017/08 - August
170830August 30, 2017 Sophisticated phishing attacks target Office 365

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.

2017/08 - August
170830August 30, 2017 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.

2017/08 - August
170830August 30, 2017 The CyberWire: 8.30.17

Threat Spotlight: Office 365 Account Compromise — the New “Insider Threat” (Barracuda Networks)Microsoft Office 365 has become so ubiquitous—with more than 100 million monthly active subscribers—that it’s almost become part of our identities particularly inside the network with emails circulating internally.

2017/08 - August
170830August 30, 2017 Office 365: A Vehicle for Internal Phishing Attacks

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.

2017/08 - August
170830August 30, 2017 Office 365 Campaign Attacks Companies from Within

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.

2017/08 - August
170825August 25, 2017 Mimecast Looks To Push All SMB Sales Through Channel, Readies New Program Launch

On the heels of strong partner growth, Mimecast says it is working to move all of its SMB business through the channel and its readying the launch of a refreshed partner program.

2017/08 - August
170823August 23, 2017 7 Ways Your Work Tech Is Betraying Your Privacy

Have you ever wondered if your boss can see what you're doing on your computer all day? The answer is yes – and you might be surprised by what your supervisors can see.

2017/08 - August
170821August 21, 2017 CRN Exclusive: ClearCenter Plans To Invest Up To $50M In Partner Ecosystem Under Channel Vet, HPE Alum Raddon

On the heels of strong partner growth, Mimecast says it is working to move all of its SMB business through the channel and its readying the launch of a refreshed partner program.

2017/08 - August
170818August 18, 2017 New infosec products of the week​: August 18, 2017

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

2017/08 - August
170818August 18, 2017 Network security in the IoT age

Network security is seeing a key moment as more and more devices continued to be added to corporate networks in the age of mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

2017/08 - August
170817August 17, 2017 Real Online Profile or Dangerous Scam? HR Beware

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

2017/08 - August
170815August 15, 2017 Barracuda Networks Extends Backup Reach to AWS

Aiming to provide IT organizations with a maximum amount of flexibility when it comes to backup and recovery, Barracuda Networks today announced it can now replicate data into Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud via a physical or virtual Barracuda appliance running Barracuda Backup software.

2017/08 - August
170815August 15, 2017 Barracuda Backup Can Now Be Replicated To AWS

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.

2017/08 - August
170815August 15, 2017 Barracuda Expands Data Protecton Solutions with Replication to AWS

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. 

2017/08 - August
170815August 15, 2017 Barracuda Adds New Feature to Backup Tool, Now Supports Replication to AWS

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.

2017/08 - August
170807August 07, 2017 Google Engineer Fired After Memo Criticizing Company's Diversity Programs: Reports

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.

2017/08 - August
170807August 07, 2017 Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings And Retirings — August 7, 2017

Former Amazon Web Services (AWS) security executive, Tim Jefferson was brought on as Barracuda’s new VP of Cloud to help develop the company’s cloud business.

2017/08 - August
170804August 04, 2017 30 Notable IT Executive Moves: July 2017

Erin Hintz, formerly the chief marketing officer of Urban Airship, has joined Barracuda as CMO and senior vice president. 

2017/08 - August
170803August 03, 2017 The 5 Most Popular Business Technologies in 2017

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. 

2017/08 - August
170802August 02, 2017 Anatomy of Mortgage Spear-Phishing Campaigns

In a new report, phishing experts at Campbell, Calif.-based Barracuda Sentinel dissected a recent incident where an attacker attempted to interfere with a mortgage closure.

2017/08 - August
170731July 31, 2017 Mortgage Phishing Scams Target Big Payouts

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."

2017/07 - July
170731July 31, 2017 Cyber criminals target mortgage transactions as they phish for a big catch

Security specialist Barracuda Networks has released an analysis of a recent mortgage spear phishing attempt where an attacker attempted to divert a payment.

2017/07 - July
170727July 27, 2017 Beat Ransomware with Data Protection and Recovery

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.”

2017/07 - July
170726July 26, 2017 The 10 Coolest Enterprise Cloud Storage Offerings In 2017 (So Far)

Barracuda Backup LiveBoot 2.0

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. 

2017/07 - July
170723July 23, 2017 ICYMI: Our Channel News Roundup for the Week of July 17th

81.2 percent of businesses don’t test their data protection strategies more than once per year and about half that number don’t test them ever, according to Barracuda Networks.

2017/07 - July
170721July 21, 2017 Survey: People using recycle bin for backup

"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.

2017/07 - July
170721July 21, 2017 Microsoft Readying Release of AI Bug Finder for Developers

Nowadays, it's not unusual for technology companies to apply AI techniques to detect security threats that affect corporate networks and their users.

For example, Barracuda's new Sentinel service uses AI to unmask targeted spear phishing attempts

2017/07 - July
170719July 19, 2017 Most Office 365 Admins Rely on Recycle Bin for Data Backup

"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."

 
2017/07 - July
170719July 19, 2017 Today's channel rundown - 19 July 2017

"A very high percentage of IT pros don't regularly test their data protection strategies - if at all" states Barracuda Networks

2017/07 - July
170719July 19, 2017 Why cyberattacks should keep CFOs up at night

"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.

2017/07 - July
170719July 19, 2017 Data Recovery in the Age of Ransomware

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.

2017/07 - July
170718July 18, 2017 Barracuda Networks Enhances API to Advance DevSecOps

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.

2017/07 - July
170717July 17, 2017 Barracuda Announces NextGen Firewall Enhancements

Last week, Barracuda announced enhancements to their firewall products that will expedite customers’ adoption of Microsoft Azure and enable increased automation.

2017/07 - July
170715July 15, 2017 10 Hot Products At Microsoft Inspire

Barracuda Networks showed off its product for Office 365 security, backup, archiving and discovery -- Essentials For Office 365 -- during Inspire 2017.

2017/07 - July
170714July 14, 2017 Hackers are penetrating U.S. nuclear facilities

In a "nightmare scenario," according to Barracuda Networks Vice President Asaf Cidon, since a cyber attack on a nuclear plant could "heavily disrupt a critical infrastructure with a click of a mouse."

2017/07 - July
170714July 14, 2017 Barracuda Integrates Firewalls with Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Barracuda Networks Inc. has integrated its NextGen Firewall (NGF) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) products with Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite.

2017/07 - July
170714July 14, 2017 Cybersecurity Companies Ranked by Bay Area cybersecurity employees

We rank the Greater Bay Area's largest cybersecurity companies by the size of their local cybersecurity workforce.

2017/07 - July
170711July 11, 2017 Enhanced firewall integrates with Azure and DevOps tools

Cloud security specialist Barracuda Networks is announcing enhancements to its firewall products to help customers speed up Microsoft Azure adoption and become cloud ready.

2017/07 - July
170709July 09, 2017 Cybersecurity firm Edge Networks works to keep computer systems stable

It’s an industry that’s constantly changing, said Asaf Cidon, an executive with the firm Barracuda Networks, which has a small presence in Vancouver.

“It’s a cat-and-mouse game,” he said.

2017/07 - July
170706July 06, 2017 Spear Phishing Attacks Need To Be Given The Attention They Deserve

Ransomware has dominated the headlines in recent months, but Barracuda’s SVP of security argues that spear phishing should be receiving the attention.

2017/07 - July
170704July 04, 2017 One big trend: A media wake-up call

"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.

2017/07 - July
170703July 03, 2017 Ad Roundup: Releases to protect, engage consumers

"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.

2017/07 - July
170629June 29, 2017 Barracuda Networks launches AI-driven ‘spear phishing’ protection platform

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.

2017/06 - June
170629June 29, 2017 Barracuda Sentinel Uses AI to Detect Spear Phishing Attacks

"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."

2017/06 - June
170629June 29, 2017 Barracuda Launches AI-based Spear Phishing Detection

Barracuda Networks this week announced its new Sentinel product: an artificial intelligence (AI) powered spear-phishing and business email compromise (BEC) realtime detection and prevention solution.

2017/06 - June
170628June 28, 2017 Barracuda Uses AI to Defend Against Spear Phishing and Cyber Fraud

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.

2017/06 - June
170628June 28, 2017 Barracuda Launches Comprehensive Anti-Spear Phishing Solution

Barracuda Networks Inc. has rolled out a new cloud-based solution designed to provide comprehensive protection against business email compromise (BEC) scams and other forms of spear phishing.

2017/06 - June
170628June 28, 2017 5 Channel Partner Updates: 28 June 2017

Barracuda Sentinel, an AI solution for real-time spear phishing and cyber fraud defense.

2017/06 - June
170628June 28, 2017 Barracuda Announces AI Spear Phishing Defense Service

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.

2017/06 - June
170628June 28, 2017 Barracuda unveils AI-driven tech to combat spear-phishing

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.

2017/06 - June
170628June 28, 2017 Barracuda Networks Debuts AI-Based Security Product

Barracuda Networks Inc., a provider of cloud-based security solutions, has introduced Barracuda Sentinel, a tool to fight spear phishing and cyber fraud.

2017/06 - June
170627June 27, 2017 Cyberattackers Kick Down a Few Parliament Email Doors

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.

2017/06 - June
170623June 23, 2017 New social media scams: Can you tell friend from foe?

"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..

2017/06 - June
170623June 23, 2017 Organizations still unclear on cloud security responsibility

“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.

2017/06 - June
170622June 22, 2017 Barracuda report discloses cloud use continuing to grow, but organizations are unclear on cloud security responsibility

Barracuda Networks announced Thursday key findings from a new global research report, “Unlocking the Benefits of Public Cloud.”

2017/06 - June
170622June 22, 2017 Cloud Security Lessons from the RNC Leak

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.

2017/06 - June
170622June 22, 2017 The CyberWire Daily Podcast for 06.22.17

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.

2017/06 - June
170621June 21, 2017 The real reason Amazon killed off unlimited cloud storage in Drive

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.

2017/06 - June
170621June 21, 2017 Tech Trek grows with Ann Arbor job opportunities and creative spaces

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."

2017/06 - June
170620June 20, 2017 Spear-phishing hackers turn to junior staff when execs master security basics

“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

2017/06 - June
170614June 14, 2017 Following These 6 Tips Will Help You Avoid a Macro Phishing Attack

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.

2017/06 - June
170613June 13, 2017 76% of Ransomware Attacks Strike Via Email

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.

2017/06 - June
170612June 12, 2017 Ransomware Likely use Ponzi Scheme to Double the Malicious Attack

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.

2017/06 - June
170609June 09, 2017 How hackers are changing tactics to cash in on attacks

Employees and the executives above them have gotten smarter, but so have the attackers, says Asaf Cidon, vice president of content security services at Barracuda Networks

2017/06 - June
170608June 08, 2017 Don't Take the Bait: Tip to Avoid Getting Phished

"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.

2017/06 - June
170608June 08, 2017 10 Best-Selling Network Security Brands In Q1 2017

Barracuda Networks landed in the No. 10 spot for network security brands in Q1, selling 713 units in the quarter.

2017/06 - June
170608June 08, 2017 Global SaaS-based IT security Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022

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

2017/06 - June
170607June 07, 2017 The employees at-risk for phishing schemes

"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.

2017/06 - June
170607June 07, 2017 Cloud Players: Who’s Who in the Government Market

An examination of the industry’s big players in the state and local government market, such as Barracuda Networks

2017/06 - June
170606June 06, 2017 Ponzi Scheme Meets Ransomware for a Doubly Malicious Attack

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.

2017/06 - June
170606June 06, 2017 Barracuda Expands MSP Offerings

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.

2017/06 - June
170606June 06, 2017 Barracuda expands MSP Professional Services offerings

The new services for MSPs are around the Barracuda NextGen Firewall and Barracuda Backup Appliance, with the firewall service thought likely to generate the most demand.

2017/06 - June
170606June 06, 2017 Barracuda Unveils NextGen Firewall, Backup Appliance Services for MSPs

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.

2017/06 - June
170606June 06, 2017 Ann Arbor SPARK's A2 Tech Trek 2017

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

2017/06 - June
170605June 05, 2017 Expert: Phishers no longer only looking at execs

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.

2017/06 - June
170605June 05, 2017 Barracuda Networks Plans $2.3 Million Expansion and Hiring Spree

Barracuda Networks, the publicly traded cybersecurity giant, is growing—and has chosen once more to expand in Ann Arbor, MI.

2017/06 - June
170605June 05, 2017 Ann Arbor SPARK's Tech Trek 2017 has a new twist

More than 70 companies are set to welcome curious visitors during Ann Arbor SPARK's Tech Trek, with this year's event debuting TED Talk-style speakers.

Check-in locations include:

  • SPARK Central Innovation Center, 330 E. Liberty St.
  • Barracuda Networks, 317 Maynard St.
  • Bank of Ann Arbor, 125 S. 5th Ave.
2017/06 - June
170605June 05, 2017 Ann Arbor 'Tech Trek' will put Michigan's 'Silicon Valley' on display

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.

2017/06 - June
170601June 01, 2017 Beginner's Corner

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.

2017/06 - June
170531May 31, 2017 CyberWire: Daily Briefings May 31, 2017

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

2017/05 - May
170525May 25, 2017 Cloud security best practice: Security as a service or cloud security tooling?

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.

 
2017/05 - May
170525May 25, 2017 News-By-Mail May 19, 2017 ~ May 25, 2017

Barracuda has announced the expansion of its cloud ready program.

2017/05 - May
170524May 24, 2017 Review: Barracuda Message Archiver 350 Keeps Your Email Safe and Sound

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.

2017/05 - May
170524May 24, 2017 Barracuda Networks Looks to Ease Cloud Security Fears

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.

2017/05 - May
170524May 24, 2017 Barracuda Releases Free Public Cloud Network and Application Security Solutions for AWS and Azure

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).

2017/05 - May
170524May 24, 2017 Are you cloud ready?

As my colleague recently noted, some workloads are destined for the cloud, while others are best suited to remain on-premises. Barracuda has an answer for it all.

2017/05 - May
170524May 24, 2017 Russia’s efforts to ‘destabilise western democracy’ increase cyber insecurity

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.”

2017/05 - May
170524May 24, 2017 Barracuda to fill downtown Ann Arbor office with 115 new hires

span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">span style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Barracuda Networks span style="white-space: pre-wrap;">has plans to add staff and completely fill its downtown Ann Arbor office space in its newest wave of expansion.

2017/05 - May
170523May 23, 2017 Today's channel rundown - 23 May 2017

Daily tech news and analysis channel partners need to know now, including Apple-Nokia's peace, ClearSky Data's partner program, Barracuda's free license and more.

2017/05 - May
170523May 23, 2017 Watch live: Cisco’s software play targets developers at inaugural event

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.

2017/05 - May
170522May 22, 2017 5 Channel Partner Updates: 22 May 2017

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.)

2017/05 - May
170520May 20, 2017 'This is not cyber crime - it's WAR' Expert warns hackers exploiting THIS common mistake

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."

2017/05 - May
170519May 19, 2017 California tech company looking to expand, fill 115 jobs in Ann Arbor

Barracuda Networks has announced plans to hire 115 new employees over the next four years as part of the company's next expansion phase in Ann Arbor.

2017/05 - May
170518May 18, 2017 UpVote episode 4: the NHS cyberattack – how, why, and who's to blame

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.

2017/05 - May
170518May 18, 2017 UpVote: The NHS ransomware attack—how, why, and who’s to blame

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

2017/05 - May
170517May 17, 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack shows value of data backups

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

2017/05 - May
170517May 17, 2017 Six Picks to Fight Ransomware

Proofpoint, FireEye, Barracuda, Check Point, Symantec and CommVault can all help protect enterprises.

2017/05 - May
170516May 16, 2017 WannaCry ransomware worm attacks the world

According to the research team at Barracuda Networks, once this malware gets into a network, it is infecting Windows systems via a vulnerability in SMB file sharing.

2017/05 - May
170515May 15, 2017 Worldwide Cyberattack Cripples Computers

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"

2017/05 - May
170515May 15, 2017 Cybersecurity stocks jump after major 'WannaCry' attack

CNBC analyzed the last 15 major cyberattacks using analytics tool Kensho. A week following the hacks, shares of Barracuda Networks, F5 Networks, and Fortinet posted the biggest average gains.

2017/05 - May
170515May 15, 2017 3 steps to better security in the API economy

"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."

2017/05 - May
170513May 13, 2017 Global WannaCry, WannaCrypt Ransomware Cyberattack: 5 Prevention Steps, 3 Recovery Steps

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.

2017/05 - May
170511May 11, 2017 SMBs: The Perfect Ransomware Targets

Ransomware is an epidemic, laments Hatem Naguib, senior vice president and general manager of Security at Barracuda Networks.

2017/05 - May
170511May 11, 2017 Nearly 50% of Organizations are Victims of Ransomware Attacks

The study, by Barracuda Networks, also reveals that 92% of people surveyed are concerned about the threat of ransomware striking their organization

2017/05 - May
170510May 10, 2017 Nearly half of organizations victims of ransomware attacks

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.

2017/05 - May
170509May 09, 2017 Microsoft Office: The ubiquitous software that few trust to protect their data

Barracuda survey finds the bulk of users are relying on third parties to safeguard their files.

2017/05 - May
170509May 09, 2017 Against a Rising Tide, Most Mid-market Orgs Aren't Ready for Ransomware

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

2017/05 - May
170509May 09, 2017 Ransomware remains profitable as 47 percent fall victim to attacks

"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.

2017/05 - May
170509May 09, 2017 Cyber Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities

Ransomware: The epidemic of our time (Barracuda) Every few years or so, a new threat surfaces and becomes the attackers’ “go-to” method of attack.

2017/05 - May
170508May 08, 2017 Three Phases of a Ransomware Attack

The infection phase. This phase begins when the ransomware process is executed in the network, and it often uses a different method of attack than the delivery. For an example, take a look at the Airline Phishing Scam Barracuda uncovered in March covered in the March

2017/05 - May
170508May 08, 2017 Time to make your CEO watch Mr Robot

What would happen if a hacker wipes out every single data stored in all data centres worldwide? Protect yourself with Barracuda products.

2017/05 - May
170505May 05, 2017 WTF – Who’s The Firewall?

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.

2017/05 - May
170505May 05, 2017 Dealing with Phishing and Ransomware the Right Way

Osterman Research commissioned by Barracuda Networks anticipates that both phishing and ransomware attacks will continue to increase as they have for the past several years.

2017/05 - May
170504May 04, 2017 Hacking the UK general election might be possible but 'highly unlikely'

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."

2017/05 - May
170504May 04, 2017 Massive Google Docs Hack Spreading - How to Spot the Scam, Fix Your Account

"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. 

2017/05 - May
170503May 03, 2017 Barracuda Finds Tax Return Scam A Continued Threat

Tax season is coming to an end, but tax-related scams are not slowing down. In fact, sometimes tax fraud can be even more successful after tax day.

2017/05 - May
170503May 03, 2017 Barracuda protects industrial IoT with network-based firewall

Industrial IoT systems using open communication protocols could be vulnerable to attacks through TCP Port 502.

2017/05 - May
170503May 03, 2017 Email Archiving Strategies

Barracuda email archiver mentioned.

2017/05 - May
170502May 02, 2017 W-2 Phishing Scam Threatening Small Business After Tax Day

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.

2017/05 - May
170501May 01, 2017 Top 25 Cloud Data Backup Enablers List for May 2017

The growth of the cloud backup industry, over the last one decade, has been dramatic. The market has witnessed the rise and fall of many start ups and stabilization of others. Barracuda mentioned.

2017/05 - May
170501May 01, 2017 Microservices Role in Transforming IT Security

Barracuda Networks is extending that ATP microservice via third-party partnerships with application vendors. One such partner, SignNow Enterprise, now is enabling organizations that subscribe to its e-signature service to also dynamically invoke an embedded ATP service provided by Barracuda Networks

2017/05 - May
170429April 29, 2017 Transparency test: Seeking web browser histories of local officials

Metropolitan Transit District Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski spent 52 minutes of the first day of March on a website that features videos about how to fly fish, records show. revealed that MTS uses Barracuda filter to measure active web use.

2017/04 - April
170424April 24, 2017 3 Basic Digital Citizenship Standards All Educators Should Know and Teach

Educating students about online interactions and safety is important. Web filters from GoGuardian and Barracuda can help educators to block suspicious and inappropriate sites, and Chromebooks have a lot of built-in features to help with this as well.

2017/04 - April
170420April 20, 2017 CIOs Coming To Terms With Fear Of Cloud Security

IT security is always listed as the number one barrier to adoption when it comes to cloud computing. But despite those concerns adoption of cloud security services continues to grow at unprecedented rates. (The author is Senior Director - Product Management, Barracuda Networks)

2017/04 - April
170418April 18, 2017 Network Firewalls: How to Protect Your Network from Unauthorized Access

Klaus Gheri, vice president & general manager of Network Security at Barracuda, has another take. He said firewalls need to enable access to cloud applications and have the flexibility to be deployed in public cloud environments. Next-generation firewalls, need to combine a full security feature set with capabilities like load balancing, traffic optimization, uplink bonding and cloud access optimization from branch offices.

2017/04 - April
170413April 13, 2017 3 Ways Data Improves Customer Satisfaction

As most MSPs can attest to, building and maintaining a successful business means establishing your expertise and authority as a business partner. By Chris Crellin, Senior Director of Product Management for Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda.

2017/04 - April
170407April 07, 2017 New infosec products of the week​: April 7, 2017

Mention of Barracuda E-Signature announcement.

2017/04 - April
170405April 05, 2017 Phishing campaigns target airline consumers seeking business credentials

According to Barracuda Networks, aviation-themed phishing attacks contain links to spoofed airline sites, threat actors personalize the phishing page in a way to trick victims into providing business information.

2017/04 - April
170405April 05, 2017 Barracuda Adds Advanced Threat Protection to SignNow

E-signature platform updates enhance security, functionality, and user experience.

2017/04 - April
170405April 05, 2017 Airline Phishing Attack Targets Businesses

Barracuda Networks has reported that many of its customers have been hit by a so-called “airline phishing attack” that focuses on industries related to logistics, shipping and manufacturing, according to CSO Online.

2017/04 - April
170405April 05, 2017 The role of the MSP as a trusted cloud advisor

As the role of "as a service" continues to grow, there's a wealth of opportunities for MSPs. (Contributed article by Barracuda’s Jason Howells). By Jason Howells, EMEA Director of MSP Solutions at Barracuda Networks.

2017/04 - April
170404April 04, 2017 WhatsApp Backdoor Comment

Following the news about WhatsApp backdoor to encryption proposals made by Vera Jourova, Wieland Alge, General Manager EMEA at Barracuda Networks commented below. (With comments from Barracuda’s Wieland Alge).

2017/04 - April
170404April 04, 2017 SMEs in the cyber attack crosshairs: Top tips to avoid a breach

A lack of time and specialist knowledge means that many SMBs think suffering a security breach is inevitable. Jason Howells, EMEA director, MSP Solutions at Barracuda Networks, gives us his top tips for avoiding a cyber attack.

2017/04 - April
170403April 03, 2017 Air Travel Phishing Scam Has High Open Rates

A phishing scam targeting frequent flyers is so realistic that it has an email open rate above 90%, according to new research by Barracuda Networks. 

2017/04 - April
170403April 03, 2017 Top 25 Cloud Data Backup Enablers List for April 2017

The growth of the cloud backup industry, over the last one decade, has been dramatic. The market has witnessed the rise and fall of many start ups and stabilization of others.

2017/04 - April
170403April 03, 2017 Email security appears grounded as attacks continue to take flight

With clever cybercriminals finding creative new ways to get to users, has email security lost the battle to protect. (With comments from Barracuda’s Asaf Cidon).

2017/04 - April
170403April 03, 2017 Email security appears grounded as attacks continue to take flight

Barracuda Networks has seen this attack with several of its customers, especially in industries that deal with frequent shipping of goods or employee travel, such as logistics, shipping, and manufacturing. The attacker will either impersonate a travel agency or even an employee in HR or finance who is sending an airline ticket or e-ticket. The email will be constructed to appear inconspicuous.

2017/04 - April
170403April 03, 2017 Email security appears grounded as attacks continue to take flight

Barracuda Networks has seen this attack with several of its customers, especially in industries that deal with frequent shipping of goods or employee travel, such as logistics, shipping, and manufacturing.

2017/04 - April
170403April 03, 2017 Star Review: Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection (BATP)

When we looked at this we were surprised at the configuration. For example, we had not thought of a next generation firewall as a defense against ransomware. However, on further consideration we decided that it isn't really the firewall that's doing the work all by itself.

2017/04 - April
170402April 02, 2017 Phishing campaigns target airline consumers seeking business credentials

According to Barracuda Networks, aviation-themed phishing attacks contain links to spoofed airline sites, threat actors personalize the phishing page in a way to trick victims into providing business information.

2017/04 - April
170331March 31, 2017 Aviation-Related Phishing Campaigns Seeking Credentials

A wave of email-based phishing campaigns is targeting airline consumers with messages that contain malware that infects systems or links to spoofed airline websites that are personalized to trick victims into handing over personal or business credentials. (Features research from Barracuda, with comments from Asaf Cidon vice president, content security services at Barracuda Networks).

2017/03 - March
170331March 31, 2017 Airline phishing attack has 90% success rate

A phishing attack that uses customized information has a 90% success rate in getting unwitting targets to open malware-infested emails, according to researchers. (Features research from Barracuda).

2017/03 - March
170331March 31, 2017 Custom phishing attacks grow as crooks create fake flight confirmations, receipts

Well-researched attacks designed for cyber-espionage and malware distribution are being specificially targeted at those who regularly travel by air. (Features research from Barracuda).

2017/03 - March
170331March 31, 2017 Fake airline tickets catch out 90% of phishing targets

Ignore that unexpected airline email - you're not going anywhere, though your data may be. (EMEA, features research from Barracuda).

2017/03 - March
170331March 31, 2017 Congress Chose Corporate Greed Over Your Privacy: What You Should Know

The US Senate and House both voted this week to overturn privacy rules that had been adopted by the FCC last year. The rules had not actually gone into effect yet, but thanks to Congress your internet service provider is free to track your online activity and sell it to the highest bidder—or any bidders, really. (Features comments from Barracuda’s Asaf Cidon).

2017/03 - March
170331March 31, 2017 Airline phishing attack has 90% success rate

A phishing attack that uses customized information has a 90% success rate in getting unwitting targets to open malware-infested emails, according to researchers. (EMEA, features research from Barracuda).

2017/03 - March