Last week the FBI sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) alert to all K-12 schools warning them that "cyber actors are likely to increase targeting of K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic because they represent an opportunistic target as more of these institutions transition to distance learning." (via ZDnet)
Back in September we released two security solutions focused specifically on one of the key vulnerabilities that lead to ransomware and brute-force attacks - and that vulnerability is RDP. In 2019 ransomware and brute-force attacks increased by 118% according to the McAfee Labs Threat Report - and much of that access was gained by brute-force attacks to open and exposed remote access points...
At this point you’ve certainly seen endless numbers of articles and posts about the critical security flaws in Citrix’s Appliance Delivery Controller and Gateway products. The flaw - CVE-2019-19781 - is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to run a command on your system or read files on your server. There have already been a few proof of concept exploits released by researchers.
What’s more important - security or user experience? It’s a trick question, of course - especially when talking about virtual application delivery. If a virtual application delivery product isn’t secure, that’s an obvious non-starter. And if the user experience isn’t great, then your people won’t use it. Or worse, they’ll find some shadow IT workaround.