Barracuda Security Insight Platform Reveals Highly Weaponized File Types
February 15, 2018 at 09:00 AM EST
CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced the availability of Barracuda Security Insight. The new advisory platform offers detailed real-time threat intelligence and security risk information to help consumers and IT professionals remain aware of current global threat levels.
By analyzing data collected from Barracuda endpoints all over the globe, Barracuda Security Insight helps determine the current cybersecurity threat level based on email, network, and web traffic flows. It provides summaries and detailed views of current threat campaigns that Barracuda tracks in real-time.
Some of the recent threat trends revealed by Barracuda Security Insight include:
These threat trends gathered by Barracuda Security Insight are expected to continue with extensive use of weaponized file types to carry out massive attacks. In addition, the Equifax breach and other cybersecurity events have resulted in the significant loss of personally identifiable information (PII) for millions of consumers. Barracuda expects to see an increased use of this information for both mass phishing and targeted spear phishing attacks.
"Organizations often become aware of vicious cyberattacks after the damage has already been done," said Fleming Shi, SVP of Technology at Barracuda. "By offering a free global advisory platform like Barracuda Security Insight, we can help heighten security awareness by proactively identifying the most current threats that should be on everyone's radar. Those who use the platform can ultimately gain a better understanding of the threat landscape in real-time — an awareness that can lead to an overall improved security posture."
How Barracuda Security Insight Works
Barracuda Security Insight includes real-time activity seen from the following traffic:
Barracuda Security Insight is currently offered at no cost. It is available via the Barracuda website and also provides an open API integration into applications from common web portals and dashboards, and digital assistants such as Alexa. To access Barracuda Security Insight today, please visit https://csi.barracuda.com.
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