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Oops! Your files have been encrypted! How to avoid that dreaded Ransomware Message

May 17th, 2017

Even People Who Know Better Fall Prey to Cyber Attacks. After all, it wasn’t a bunch of Facebook junkies or six-year-olds who clicked on the e-mail links that launched WannaCry (also known as WannaDecryptor) ransomware attacks that infected computers in as many as 150 countries. Instead professionals in the workplaces of the world were caught off-guard…

U Behave Yourself… or consider User Behavior Analytics

March 9th, 2017

Get a load of this: an alarming 57 percent of Americans believe that they know as much, or more, about cybersecurity as their IT Directors, according to a comprehensive survey conducted on behalf of Blumberg Capital. This same group of individuals reported that keeping their work passwords secure (10 percent) is only a little more…

Thanks to IoT, the Internet is Entering the Wild West 3.0…

November 16th, 2016

By now last week’s historic Internet outage that shut down access to some of the most popular consumer websites—PayPal, Pinterest, Reddit, Spotify, the New York Times, Twitter among an estimated 1192 others—is old news. For anyone who isn’t up to date, it is believed that hackers leveraged tens of thousands of Internet of Things (IoT)…

It Matters: The EU Gets It Right with its Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive

August 12th, 2016

Cyber security is one of the most pressing issues of our time, many consider it to be as big a threat to society as terrorism. When you take into account that a breach within critical sectors—  ranging from Energy– suppliers, operators, distributors, transmitters of oil and gas; to Transportation- airlines, airport managing bodies, rail transport…

Ransomware as a Service- The Dark Side Has a Platform Too

June 14th, 2016

You’d think that by now we’d be pretty savvy, that anti-virus software would protect us, or at least warn us about suspicious links that we’ve been invited to click on. And who doesn’t know that downloading files from unknown sources is a no-no? We all do. But people, even smart people, do it every day.…