Security

The Formation and Development of Ransomware Operations

Guest Author: David Balaban. Extortion went cyber with the emergence of ransomware in 2006. The Archiveus Trojan broke new ground by leveraging asymmetric cryptography to lock down files in a victim’s “My Docu...

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Email Security: How to Secure Your #1 Threat Vector

People who triple-padlock their doors while leaving their windows open are ripe for burglary (and mockery), but ridiculing those folks is plainly hypocritical when so many businesses invest vast sums in endpoin...

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Endpoint Security: How to Get More Protection with Less Aggravation

To say the year 2020 has seen the world become a more chaotic place must rate as one of history’s greatest understatements. If radioactive fire-breathing lizards suddenly began plummeting from the sky, it’s a s...

Alerts

AA20-283A: APT Actors Chaining Vulnerabilities Against SLTT, Critical Infrastructure, and Elections Organizations

Original release date: October 9, 2020 Summary This joint cybersecurity advisory uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise f...

Alerts

AA20-280A: Emotet Malware

Original release date: October 6, 2020 Summary This Alert uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise framework for all refere...

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Security Awareness Training: Use SAT to Build a Cyber-Secure Workplace

While the well-known adage “It’s not paranoia if they’re really after you” seems to be gaining greater traction in today’s turbulent world, it’s always been acutely on-point when applied to the challenge of cyb...

Alerts

AA20-275A: Potential for China Cyber Response to Heightened U.S.–China Tensions

Original release date: October 1, 2020 Summary This Alert uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise framework for all refere...

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Emotet is Having a Rough Year

Emotet is the name of both a ransomware gang and the strain of ransomware the cybercriminals use. While Emotet remains a serious threat, their 2020 has been besmirched. They got hit with EmoCrash. Eventually Em...

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No More Ransom Fights Back!

No More Ransom is an initiative launched by Interpol to fight against ransomware. They offer a repository of tools and methods to combat ransomware. Their first recommendation is to follow best practices around...

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Google Lawsuit Deadline Approaching

October 8, 2020 is the final day that individuals impacted in a law suit against Google can raise objections. Google notified former Google+ users in August about the $7.5M class action lawsuit. This means that...