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Defeating Ransomware


Thursday September 23, 2021

Why Defense-in-Depth is Key to Defeating Ransomware

Ransomware – Still Going Strong and No End in Sight Preventing ransomware attacks is top of mind for everyone from IT admins, CISOs, CEOs to governments. And while it’s not a new problem, an unrelenting series of successful and devastating ransomware attacks has refocused the world’s attention on it. Simultaneously, threat actors only grow more...
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Preventing State-Sponsored Hacks


Thursday July 1, 2021

Protecting Enterprises from State-Sponsored Hacks

Any way you look at it, 2020 was a crazy year. From the coronavirus outbreak to the U.S. presidential elections, the year held many eccentricities. And prowling behind the many changes that overcame our lives were new trends of cyberattacks and security threats, often backed by nation-state actors. In the tense political and economic climate,...
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Passwords and Public Infrastructure


Thursday May 6, 2021

A Sobering Reminder: Passwords are a Threat to Public Infrastructure

User-Managed Passwords are a Massive Threat to Public Infrastructure With this year’s World Password Day upon us, it’s high time to take a good look at the critical infrastructure sector and the password-related security vulnerabilities that are in dire need of updating. While modern utility systems become increasingly digitally connected, cyber criminals and the threat...
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Cyberwarfare and the Industry


Monday March 22, 2021

Cyberwarfare took a leap in 2020 and the industry needs a new approach

Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get worse, security firm Mandiant FireEye broke the news that a vulnerability in the software of IT solutions provider SolarWinds had resulted in a massive security breach across the public and private sector, targeting dozens of companies and government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Treasury, Justice, Defense,...
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Corporate Credentials for Sale


Wednesday March 3, 2021

Corporate credentials for sale in the dark web

Corporate credentials for sale in the dark web: how to protect your users and data Passwords of corporate employees are valuable. However, despite organizations’ best efforts to protect their systems, user credentials keep ending up on the Dark Web forums for sale. Credentials are targeted in a wide range of attacks, from simple phishing to...
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Emotet is after your passwords!


Sunday November 22, 2020

Emotet is back, and it’s after your passwords!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared that Emotet, a strain of malware (and a cybercrime operation allegedly directed by Russian hackers) that has existed since 2014, has seen a resurgence of activity. DHS describes Emotet as “one of the most prevalent ongoing threats” that...
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Top 6 Password Attacks


Thursday August 27, 2020

Top 6 Password Attacks and How to Prevent Them

Passwords are highly vulnerable and extremely valuable, and therefore a high-value target for attackers. There are numerous attacks on passwords. Here’s an overview of the main tactics: Social Engineering Social Engineering attacks misdirect users to malicious websites that impersonate legitimate ones and ask them for their passwords (and possibly other credentials like one-time passcode, etc.)....
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