Walt Szablowski, Founder and Executive Chairman of Eracent, cautions that there is a blind spot for software asset procurement and management teams when selecting and managing software products. It’s imperative for all application users and developers to understand what licensing requirements and potential security risks are involved in widely used open-source software (OSS). Maintaining compliance and protecting against vulnerabilities requires complete visibility and constant vigilance to ensure legal compliance, protect intellectual property, and avoid costly litigation and security breaches. Continue reading
In May 2023, the Dallas City Government was hugely disrupted by a ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks are so-called because the hackers behind them encrypt vital data and demand a ransom in order to get the information decrypted.
Avast, a leading global digital security and privacy consumer brand by Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), anticipates an increased risk of ransomware attacks in 2023 threatening to leak people’s and businesses’ valuable data if ransom demands aren’t paid. Additionally, Avast researchers foresee optimization of social engineering used in scam attacks, taking advantage of economic hardships and energy crisis fears. The experts also expect increased malicious activity overall, as open-source malware becomes more accessible, and cybergangs recruit hacktivists to join their causes. Continue reading