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Monthly Cloud News Roundup: October 2022

By WatServ

November 1, 2022

October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In this month’s roundup, we look at trending security-related cloud content from October 2022.


The Uber Data Breach Conviction Shows Security Execs What Not to Do

October 7, 2022 | Lily Hay Newman, Wired

Uber’s former Chief Security Officer was found guilty of actively hiding a data breach from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and concealing a felony. This is the first time an individual executive has faced criminal prosecution for charges related to a data breach.

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Most Canadian Firms Hit by Ransomware Tell StatsCan They Didn’t Pay Up. Experts Are Skeptical.

October 21, 2022 | Howard Solomon, ITWorldCanada

According to a new survey, 82% of companies that were hit by ransomware attacks last year denied paying the ransom. However, businesses hit by a cyberattack spent just over $600 million to recover, an increase of $200 million from 2019.

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Vice Society Hackers Are Behind Several Ransomware Attacks Against Education Sector

October 26, 2022 | Ravie Lakshmanan

Cybercrime group Vice Society has been linked to multiple ransomware strains in malicious campaigns aimed at the education, government, and retail sectors. The group commonly carries out extortion using exfiltrated stolen data.

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Enterprise-Grade DDoS Protection for SMBs Now Available in Preview

October 19, 2022 | Amir Dahan, Senior Product Manager, Azure Networking

Although small and medium sized businesses are just as at-risk of a cyberattack as enterprises, they often lack sufficient tools to protect themselves. Not anymore, says Microsoft.

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Delivering Consistency and Transparency for Cloud Hardware Security

October 18, 2022 | Rani Borkar Corporate, Vice President, Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure

The Open Compute Project (OPC) Global Summit was held this month to advance innovation of open source hardware. At the event, Microsoft shared their latest security contributions to OCP including Azure’s confidential computing services, Caliptra, Project Kirkland and more. 

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Could Your Company Survive a Cybersecurity Breach?

WatServ | October 20, 2022  

With cyberattacks on the rise, it’s safe to assume someone will eventually target your company, either for a ransom or just for the thrill of it (as was the case with the recent IHG breach). But will your company survive?

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Safeguarding Your Business as Ransomware Continues to Challenge Companies Globally
WatServ | October 26, 2022

Ransomware is becoming more common and more sophisticated. Even global companies like Cisco are falling victim to attacks. One option worth exploring is how a cloud solutions provider can help reduce the chance of cyber threats.

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9 Cloud Security Risks for Businesses and How To Address Them

WatServ | October 28, 2022

Although cloud computing is often more secure than on-premise, nothing is infallible. Here are nine risks your business should watch for this year, as well as some practical tips to mitigate them.

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WatServ Supports a Dynamic Internet Service Provider in Implementing a New Security Operations Center (SOC)

Imagine is a Dublin-based high-speed broadband internet service provider (ISP). The organization was tasked by its parent company and regulators to implement a SOC and stringent new protocols. They knew WatServ could help.

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