April 19, 2018
The 2018 ransomware trends that will keep you up at night
The art of the scam is nothing new. While ransomware attacks now fuel a continuous stream of breaking news, we only have to think back to the many distraught Nigerian princes—all who suffered the loss of their uncles and were desperate to find safe places to stash their unexpected inheritances—to remember how long these “spray...

The art of the scam is nothing new. While ransomware attacks now fuel a continuous stream of breaking news, we only have to think back to the many distraught Nigerian princes—all who suffered the loss of their uncles and were desperate to find safe places to stash their unexpected inheritances—to remember how long these “spray…

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April 5, 2018
Vulnerabilities in local government cyber security invite ransomware attacks
If the ransomware threat wasn’t already keeping you up at night, surely the attack on Atlanta has left you questioning the strength of your cyber defenses and disaster recovery. Now, it should be abundantly clear to all who work in local government that you are under attack. And, it’s up to you to ensure critical...

If the ransomware threat wasn’t already keeping you up at night, surely the attack on Atlanta has left you questioning the strength of your cyber defenses and disaster recovery. Now, it should be abundantly clear to all who work in local government that you are under attack. And, it’s up to you to ensure critical…

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March 23, 2018
The City of Atlanta falls victim to a ransomware attack
Once again, cyber attackers are proving no one is safe from a ransomware attack. This time, it’s the City of Atlanta that has fallen victim. So, what do we know? Experts suggest Atlanta may have been infected by a variant of SamSam ransomware; the same family deployed against governments and hospitals since 2015. In this...

Once again, cyber attackers are proving no one is safe from a ransomware attack. This time, it’s the City of Atlanta that has fallen victim. So, what do we know? Experts suggest Atlanta may have been infected by a variant of SamSam ransomware; the same family deployed against governments and hospitals since 2015. In this…

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January 24, 2018
What is SamSam ransomware & how might it threaten your business?
Like a terrible foot fungus, and not nearly as pleasant, SamSam ransomware just won’t go away. This customized ransomware strain first entered the scene in 2016 and, today, it’s powering the types of targeted cyber attacks that should give all of us pause—especially those in the healthcare industry. Just consider this: In the past three...

Like a terrible foot fungus, and not nearly as pleasant, SamSam ransomware just won’t go away. This customized ransomware strain first entered the scene in 2016 and, today, it’s powering the types of targeted cyber attacks that should give all of us pause—especially those in the healthcare industry. Just consider this: In the past three…

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December 9, 2017
Poor digital hygiene + rise in cyberattacks = need for cyber security training
Your business critical systems, applications, and data are under a constant state of threat. In fact, a recent Cybersecurity Ventures report finds that a ransomware attack occurs every 40 seconds—and by the end of 2019 an attack is projected to occur every 14 seconds. It’s clear that you need a vigilant army of end users...

Your business critical systems, applications, and data are under a constant state of threat. In fact, a recent Cybersecurity Ventures report finds that a ransomware attack occurs every 40 seconds—and by the end of 2019 an attack is projected to occur every 14 seconds. It’s clear that you need a vigilant army of end users…

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what to do when you've been infected by ransomware
November 30, 2017
What to do when you’ve been hit by ransomware – Your path to recovery
There it is—the ransomware lockscreen staring you down with its arrogant gaze, just begging you to cry, “Uncle!” So much for your pleasant morning cup of coffee. So, now what? What steps should you and your IT department take to mitigate the damage and restore your data? The answer is: It depends. Here are some...

There it is—the ransomware lockscreen staring you down with its arrogant gaze, just begging you to cry, “Uncle!” So much for your pleasant morning cup of coffee. So, now what? What steps should you and your IT department take to mitigate the damage and restore your data? The answer is: It depends. Here are some…

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