Improve your cybersecurity with fresh energy
At the end of the summer period it might be a good time to look back on the first half of the current year to reflect on it and learn from it for the upcoming period. The news was filled with information about ransomware attacks and all kinds of vulnerabilities lately. Let’s use the fresh energy you probably gained during a break this summer to protect your organization even more against those threats.
Nozomi Networks Labs, the research department of Nozomi Networks, also looked back on the first months of 2021 and state in their ‘OT and IoT Security Report’ that ransomware attacks have increased with 116% between January and May. Something that is not surprising, considering all news on such attacks lately.
Cyber criminals nowadays often use RaaS as a smart way to work together to attack their victims. By using the strengths of different parties they manage to carry out a successful attack. Well known examples of such groups are Darkside and REvil. These attacks might have effects on an organizations OT systems as well.
Next to this, in the first half of 2021 there were found many more vulnerabilities compared to the second half of 2020. More vulnerabilities means more possibilities for attackers to initiate an attack. We have said it multiple times, but we will say it again: be aware of your vulnerabilities, act on them and protect your organization.
Nozomi Networks Labs thus concludes that we all should fight ransomware and vulnerabilities. Their relatively new solution Vantage is helpful in doing so. This cloud-based SaaS platform for OT and IoT security is a single platform to protect any OT, IoT, IT, edge and cloud assets anywhere. You will be able to see all assets, monitor networks, detect threats, improve risk management and reduce time-consuming research.
Do you want to know more about Nozomi Networks and their solutions?
Join our brand new cybersecurity-techies-only event ‘The Kahuna Tech Summit Festival’ on the 12th of October. Meet Nozomi Networks, get to know more about their solutions and start the last quarter of 2021 with new knowledge and energy to fight cybercrime.