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Security Awareness for End Users: Email, Phishing, & Messaging

Posted by Kelly Keeton on May 25, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Every year, cybercriminals do millions in damage by infiltrating corporate networks through familiar email and messaging software. Seemingly innocent occurrences can lead to catastrophic security breaches. One of the most devastating attacks in recent memory focused on sending unsolicited “resume” attachments to HR departments.

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Topics: Security Awareness for End Users

Healthcare Providers Cyber Security: Defending against advanced cyber threats—known and unknown—such as malware and ransomware

Posted by Gabe Dahlstrom on May 23, 2017 9:32:32 AM

Ransomware is now one of the most serious threats to healthcare organizations of all sizes.

In a ransomware attack, a virus enters the network and encrypts files on infected computers. Once the encryption process is complete, the virus presents a “ransom demand” to the user. Demands are usually denominated in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and can range into the thousands of dollars.

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Topics: Ransomware, Malware, Cyber Security, Healthcare Providers

Like other Ransomware, WannaCry Encrypts Key User and Operating System Files

Posted by Susan Sison on May 18, 2017 11:02:29 AM

Beginning on Friday, May 12, a cyberattack of unprecedented size and scope was attributed to the malware called “WannaCry,” also known as Wannacryptor, WCry2, and so on.

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Topics: Ransomware, WannaCry

Jaff - New Ransomware From the Actors Behind the Distribution of Dridex, Locky, and Bart

Posted by Susan Sison on May 17, 2017 2:00:02 PM

Proofpoint researchers analyze new ransomware from the actors who brought us Dridex, Locky, and Bart.
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'WannaCry' Rapidly Moving Ransomware Attack Spreads to 74 Countries

Posted by Susan Sison on May 17, 2017 11:00:02 AM

A wave of ransomware infections took down a wide swath of UK hospitals and is rapidly moving across the globe.
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How to Know a Secure SDN When You See One

Posted by Susan Sison on May 16, 2017 1:08:34 PM

Software-defined networking (SDN) isn’t just for big cloud providers and telecom companies anymore. Enterprises are beginning to hop on the SDN bandwagon, with IDC predicting the worldwide SDN market will grow to $12.5 billion by 2020. As more companies make the move, they are realizing they also need to adopt an SDN-like approach to security.

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Topics: Network Security, SDN, Software-defined networking, Cloud Providers, Hybrid Clouds, Security Fabric, Fortinet

Protecting Your Organization from the WCry Ransomware

Posted by Susan Sison on May 15, 2017 9:31:19 AM

Ransomware has become the fastest growing malware threat, targeting everyone from home users to healthcare systems to corporate networks. Tracking analysis shows that there has been an average of more than 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since January 1, 2016.
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'WannaCry' Rapidly Moving Ransomware Attack Spreads to 74 Countries

Posted by Susan Sison on May 15, 2017 9:30:18 AM

A wave of ransomware infections took down a wide swath of UK hospitals and is rapidly moving across the globe.
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White House Announces New Cybersecurity Executive Order

Posted by Susan Sison on May 15, 2017 9:28:37 AM

President Trump just signed a new cybersecurity Executive Order that has important implications, not only for federal agencies, but for Critical Infrastructures as well.
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Don't Know Where Your Data Is? You're Not Alone

Posted by Susan Sison on May 12, 2017 8:40:06 AM

62% of data security professionals don't know where their sensitive data is, according to a report from Forrester on behalf of Varnish Systems. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Find out more -- and why a layered approach to security works best... "Technical challenges" in protecting data The survey revealed that 93% of organizations have technical challenges in protecting data, often encumbered by a focus on threats rather than a focus on protecting data. The survey revealed deficiencies ...
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