Observe and Report – Ping Podcast – Episode 15

Episode 15: Observe and Report

On Episode 15 of Ping: A Firewalls.com Podcast, we talk about SonicWall’s 2020 Cyber Threat Report. We welcome our first repeat guest, Brook Chelmo with SonicWall to dive into some key takeaways from the report, put together by the company’s Capture Labs team with observations from across their worldwide security network. They include the growing targeted nature of attacks like ransomware and phishing as opposed to the old “spray and pray” technique. We also talk about continued concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) and web application (aka cloud) security. And we get an update on the Hildacrypt ransomware cell, first discussed with Brook in Episode 8.

Get a look at the full SonicWall 2020 Cyber Threat Report or just read through some highlights we put together.

In our cyber headlines segment, we discuss a recent DoppelPaymer ransomware attack affecting some major companies, Microsoft’s takedown of the Necurs botnet, and how increasing diversity could help with the cybersecurity talent shortage..

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