Cyberattacks on Food and Agriculture – How Hackers Target Our Most Critical Industry

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Our lives depend on the food and agriculture industry. It’s a vital part of our Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), and has huge financial value, contributing $1.055 trillion to the US GDP in 2020 (a 5% share). But hackers see the world’s dependence on food and agriculture as an opportunity to target the industry with cyberattacks […]

How to Defeat Ransomware with ThreatOps

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Over the last few years, we’ve seen quite an uptick around a host of new cyberthreat intelligence (CTI) solutions promising to help combat the steady rise in ransomware attacks. If you’re not familiar with them, CTI solutions were designed to collect publicly available cyberthreat data from across the globe that they could package and sell […]

Ransomware Surges in Popularity

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You might have noticed that ransomware attacks have seen a surge in popularity recently that most say will likely continue for some time. It’s not that ransomware attacks are new; the first documented ransomware attack was the AIDS trojan back in 1989. It’s just that they’ve become much easier for thieves to monetize with a […]

Cyber Risk in the Insurance Industry

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The Insurance Industry is in the business of assuming and predicting risk, including cyber risk. Despite this, less than half of insurance CEOs claim that their organization is fully prepared for a cyber event. The sheer amount of personal data they hold, the increasing use of third-party vendors, and the growing security skills gap have […]

CleanINTERNET for the Tech Industry

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They may operate in countless sectors, but tech organizations have one thing in common: as leaders in innovation and holders of large amounts of customer information, including sensitive government data, security is crucial. But tech companies take an average of 187 days to identify a data breach, equating to a loss of between 10 and […]

What Is Zero Trust and How Does CleanINTERNET Apply It?

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In May 2021, following an influx of high-profile data breaches and nation-state cyber threats, including the SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline attacks, the US federal government released an executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity. The order urged federal agencies and contractors to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses by implementing a Zero Trust model, and strongly recommended […]

Protecting Critical National Infrastructure with Zero Trust and Cyber Threat Intelligence

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Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) is essential to the public’s health and safety – but its networks are under attack. 90% of critical infrastructure providers in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Mexico, and Japan have fallen victim to a cyber attack in the past two years, with growing automation and digitalization only increasing attack surfaces. In […]

The Challenges to Implementing Cybersecurity Solutions for the Manufacturing Sector

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As manufacturing evolves and more sites choose to adopt connected and smart technologies, (read more in our previous manufacturing blog), hackers and other bad actors are provided with many more access points to exploit. But despite risk being high, studies have found that a quarter of manufacturing organizations have not performed a cyber risk assessment […]

Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Attacks in Global Governments

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Cyber attacks from nation-state actors, terrorist groups, criminal organizations, and hacktivists have been a growing concern for years. The increase in attack frequency, threat complexity, and the seriousness of national security and the economic implications have made cyber attacks one of the biggest threats to nations and their governments. The U.S government allocated around $18 […]

What Does the Shift to E-commerce Mean for Retail Cybersecurity?

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When the COVID-19 pandemic triggered global lockdowns in 2020, e-commerce growth advanced as retailers relied solely on digital sales to stay afloat. In fact, the shift to e-commerce was accelerated by five years in 2020 alone. The Rise of eCommerce This rise of ecommerce has introduced a number of challenges for retailers and their cybersecurity posture. […]