Secure Thoughts Monthly Editorial Round-Up

This month, we’ve been asking just how prepared governments are to protect the national infrastructure against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. 

The cyberattack on the Colonial pipeline brought the severity of ransomware attacks into sharp relief and was caused by a single leaked password. Cybercriminals proved just how capable they are of using a small amount of data to cause widespread disruption, bringing the biggest gas supply in the country to its knees, and leaving emergency services, businesses, and individuals without fuel.  The password gave hackers access to the Colonial system via a VPN account that lacked any multifactor authentication requirements, reminding us again of the importance of using 2FA to protect all our accounts.

It also prompted us to compare some of the leading VPN providers to see which one excels when it comes to securing financial data and which is better for accessing Netflix from overseas. Find out whether ExpressVPN holds onto its number-one spot against CyberGhost and whether Surfshark or NordVPN is the best when it comes to protecting your professional and personal data. 

You can also find out more about how to use a VPN to watch the latest sporting events, including the UFC’s action-packed title matches, from wherever you are. 

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