We are now officially living in the post-breach era. Now, I wish I could tell you that means there are no longer any data breaches coming. But alas, that’s not what it means. What it does mean is that vast amounts of data have already been breached, stolen, packaged, analyzed, classified, and sold on the dark web. And now that data is coming back to haunt us.
The 2017 Equifax breach exposed the Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses, and in some cases credit card numbers of 148 million individuals. And Uber, Facebook, Google, and many other organizations have also suffered large-scale breaches.
What all that data is being used for is to launch a whole new generation of sophisticated threats, including phishing, ransomware, account takeover, and more — mostly with the aim of exploiting relationships and networks to commit large-scale financial fraud, extortion, espionage, and sabotage. And, of course, to steal and exploit yet more data.
Consequences for security
Naturally, this has consequences for what it takes to maintain adequate security. Point solutions and appliances dedicated to a single vector or attack surface are no longer sufficient. Instead, the post-breach era demands a more comprehensive, platform-based approach to security that can respond effectively to vast numbers of attacks that exploit multiple vectors and vulnerabilities across prolonged timeframes.
A chance to hear from the experts
To get the whole story, plan to attend a new webinar to be presented on July 28. At the webinar, a panel of Barracuda experts — CTO Fleming Shi, Platform Engineer Satyanarayana Alladi, and Senior Product Marketing Manager Stasia Hurley — will go deep into the nature of the most advanced threats targeting organizations like yours. You’ll see detailed analyses of several recent real-world attacks, demonstrating just how sophisticated and evasive the new threat landscape has become.
Tools for comprehensive protection
But the panelists will also have good news to share. You’ll find out all about new strategies and technologies — such as automated incident response and AI-powered inbox defense — that IT pros like you are already using to effectively and comprehensively secure on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud infrastructures. Best of all, the panelists will share five key steps that you can take right away to significantly improve your security posture and reduce the risk of a successful and costly attack.
Ransomware and Beyond: Threats, Security, and 5 Steps to Take Now
Thursday, July 28, 2022
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT
Tony Burgess is a twenty-year veteran of the IT security industry and is Barracuda’s Senior Copywriter for Content and Customer Marketing. In this role, he researches complex technical subjects and translates findings into clear, useful, human-readable prose.
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