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By Carla Roncato, Vice President of Identity at WatchGuard Sunburn isn’t the only thing you need protection from this summer. The U.S. Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), warns that the risk of being hit by cyberattacks rises over holidays and weekends. During the summer months, when employees and […]

5 Ways to Prevent Phishing from Ruining Your Summer Vacation


By Ryan Estes, Intrusion Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies Ransomware is a rapidly accelerating problem for organizations around the globe, with schools, hospitals, small businesses, and local governments all in the crosshairs. Last year’s ransomware attack on the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Canada showed that any organization can be a […]

3 Emerging Ransomware Trends That Security Teams Must Heed


By Corey Nachreiner, CSO at WatchGuard Technologies Do you remember Coinbase’s mysterious Super Bowl ad? The moving QR code on a plain black background with no other information was intended to make viewers curious and lure them into scanning the QR code.  While this might have been a clever marketing idea, […]

Cybersecurity Ramifications of Mainstream QR/AR Codes



In Episode S3E13, our guest is Corey Nachreiner, Chief Security Officer at WatchGuard Technologies. Corey is a front-line cybersecurity expert for nearly two decades; he regularly contributes to security publications and speaks internationally at leading industry trade shows like RSA. He has written thousands of security alerts and educational articles. […]

Cybersecurity Red Flags


By: Kayla Matthews WatchGuard Technologies, a leading cybersecurity company with more than 20 years in the business recently gave several predictions for 2019. Here they are, and why those forecasts matter to IT professionals and consumers at large. 1. The Rise of Malicious Chatbots Chatbots help people plan trips, cope […]

Nine 2019 Cybersecurity Predictions from WatchGuard Technologies




WatchGuard Technologies reports that hackers are now looking to supercharge their IoT botnets by exploiting Linux. They say “many IoT devices use inexpensive embedded Linux systems, which are notorious for having insecure defaults. By creating just a little malware code, these hackers think they can double their botnet power.” Their […]

2018 Security Predictions – Double Up on Linux Attacks


Creating massive botnets utilizing IoT devices around the world is a cyber-criminal’s dream come true.  Will it take government regulation to force manufacturers to produce devices with adequate built-in protection? With manufacturers cranking out IoT devices as quickly as possible – and security controls thrown in as an afterthought – […]

2018 Security Predictions – IoT Botnets to Spur Government Regulations


When most people think of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, the first thing that comes to mind is Bitcoin. While Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency and remains the most popular, there are actually many different crypto coins in existence. Other coins like Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero all maintain total market capital […]

2018 Security Predictions: Cryptocurrency Crash – A Major Vulnerability Will ...



The commoditization of attack tools with simple user interfaces such as the Wi-Fi Pineapple by Hack5 made it possible for curious amateurs to perform advanced Wi-Fi attacks. Amateur Wi-Fi hacking has attracted a large following; there are nearly 3 million “how to” tutorial videos online teaching curious people how to […]

2018 Security Predictions: Wi-Fi Hacking – Thanks to Commoditization of ...