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Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat today. Utilize these security best practices and risk mitigation strategies to improve your overall security posture. Discover how to: • Reduce risk of ransomware • Get immediate protection against attacks • Prevent malware from spreading laterally To find out how to keep your business protected, we recommend Ransomware Defense For Dummies.
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Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
What is ransomware? Ransomware is a malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, manufacturing blueprints, software code, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee (often in Bitcoin) to decrypt them. How ransomware works Attackers initiate attacks using an array of tactics. Ransomware infections often first begin with an exploit kit — which are software kits designed to identify software vulnerabilities on endpoints and then upload and execute malicious code on the endpoint. Although variants of ransomware behave differently — there are many ways that Cisco can help. Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
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Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
“Does Cisco Umbrella block ransomware?” This is one of the most common questions that we hear from customers. In reality, the answer for any security provider — including Cisco — is seldom an absolute “yes” or “no.” It really depends on how each variant arrives onto your systems, as well as its order of operations for encrypting data for ransom. However, with Cisco you can significantly reduce the number of ransomware infections across your organization.
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Published By: Veeam '18     Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"Ransomware is top of mind for many organizations’ leaders as their organizations face the potentially disastrous aftermath of successful attacks. ESG has surveyed IT leaders and organizations to find out how big of a problem ransomware is, what are the business consequences of downtime caused by these attacks, and which are some of the best practices and capabilities organizations need to apply to be protected. According to the ESG research, nearly two-thirds of surveyed organizations across North America and Western Europe experienced a ransomware attack at some point last year, with 22% reporting weekly attacks. The attacks have helped make cybersecurity a target of IT investment, and spending is accelerating. What’s needed to fend off this epidemic are best practices and tools to: Prevent or at least mitigate attacks Protect data and backup data Recover reliably"
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Published By: Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
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cyber attacks, cia, nsa, wannacry, notpetya
    
Cylance
Published By: Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
While advanced persistent threats and malware still plague some victims, it is ransomware that is still gaining real traction in today’s cybersecurity landscape. The EternalBlue flaw that took over the news in May 2017 rose to popularity as a result of its inclusion in the data leaked by The Shadow Brokers. Utilized in multiple attacks alongside the also-released DoublePulsar exploit, including the installation of cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz, the exploits are just the tip of the cyberwarfare tools The Shadow Brokers are claiming to have in their arsenal. The latest EternalBlue and DoublePulsar based attacks, delivering the WannaCry Ransomware, have so far been hugely damaging to healthcare organizations while also impacting over 200,000 endpoints in 150 countries. WannaCry-WanaCryptor 2.0 was coupled with the EternalBlue exploit, allowing it to automatically propagate itself to vulnerable machines across the Internet. While not technically advanced, the use of EternalBlue and DoubleP
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ransomware, threats, cyber, security, data
    
Cylance
Published By: Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Fileless attacks surged in 2017, largely due to their ability to bypass traditional antivirus solutions. Last year was host to several fileless malware victories. OceanLotus Group infiltrated Asian corporations during Operation Cobalt Kitty, and conducted nearly six months of fileless operations before detection. Ransomware hall-of-famers Petya and WannaCry both implemented fileless techniques in their kill chains. Every major player in information security agrees that fileless attacks are difficult to stop, and the threats are growing worse. Abandoning files is a logical and tactical response to traditional AV solutions which have overcommitted to file-intensive and signature-based blacklists. What can security solutions offer when there are no infected files to detect? How will a blacklist stop an aggressor that only uses legitimate system resources? The security landscape is changing and the divide between traditional AV products and next-generation security solutions is growing wider by the day. Cylance® has built a reputation on security driven by artificial intelligence and provides a frontline defense against fileless malware. This document details how Cylance protects organizations.
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malware, predictive, test, response
    
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Published By: AuditBoard     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Affecting over 200,000 machines in more than 150 countries, the ransomware known as Wanna Decryptor, or “WannaCry,” became the largest cybersecurity attack in history in May 2017. The malicious software locked out users from critical data, and demanded a ransom payment to unlock the contents. Governments, hospitals, and corporations scrambled to address the attack and prevent the infection from spreading. Ironically, the virus’ execution method was simple: it exploited a vulnerable Windows SMB protocol to spread – an exploit Microsoft had addressed two months prior to the attack with the release of a patch.
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Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses. Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing at a rate of 300 percent annually.1 According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands.2 No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and individuals indiscriminately. While ransomware demands more than doubled in 2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of remediating the damage and lost productivity is many multiples higher.3 Ransomware is the equivalent of catastrophic data loss, except
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Carbonite
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Aug 02, 2018
Enterprises like yours face the growing risk of cyberattacks, which increases your exposure to the risk of data loss. One of the most menacing forms of these is ransomware, where your data is encrypted and literally held ransom—until you pay cybercriminals to release it, or you recover your data from a point in time before your systems were attacked. Such attacks and data losses make headlines —damaging your organization’s reputation. And with new regulations concerning data protection coming into force (such as those introduced by the US Department of the Treasury and the European Union) failing to prepare for a quick recovery from a cyberattack could mean serious financial penalties.
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Aug 09, 2018
The purpose of IT backup and recovery systems is to avoid data loss and recover quickly, thereby minimizing downtime costs. Traditional storage-centric data protection architectures such as Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), and the conventional backup and restore processing supporting them, are prone to failure on recovery. This is because the processes, both automated and manual, are too numerous, too complex, and too difficult to test adequately. In turn this leads to unacceptable levels of failure for today’s mission critical applications, and a poor foundation for digital transformation initiatives. Governments are taking notice. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements have implications for data recovery processes and are an unwelcome but timely catalyst for companies to get their recovery houses in order. Onerous malware, such as ransomware and other cyber attacks increase the imperative for organizations to have highly granular recovery mechanisms in place that allow
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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dns, phishing, malware, ransomware, security
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Sep 20, 2017
Våra två säkerhetsexperter Chung-wai Lee och Håkan Nohre diskuterar aktuella hot som Ransomware och mer avancerade attacker, och vad man bör tänka på för att skydda sig. Vi berättar om en kund från fastighetsbranschen som blev attackerad och hur de hanterade IT-incidenten.
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security solutions, ransomware, security technologies, protection technologies, risk assessment, it security, server protection
    
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Published By: Google     Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
No one in today’s highly connected world is exempt from security threats like phishing, ransomware, or denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Certainly not Google. Google operates seven services with more than one billion active users each (including Google Search, YouTube, Maps, and Gmail). We see every type of attack, bad software, and bad actors—multiple times a day—and we’re proud of what our people, processes, and technology do to stop them. Google has published more than 160 academic research papers on computer security, privacy, and abuse prevention and has privately warned other software companies of weaknesses discovered in their systems. Within Google, we enforce a zero-trust security model, which monitors every device on the internal network.
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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Oct 12, 2018
Email remains the biggest entry point into your healthcare organization, and with medical records at least 10X as valuable as credit cards, potential payoffs are high. Security threats are real and debilitating – they can even affect patient care – and they aren’t going away anytime soon. Watch the Anatomy of an Email-Borne Attack webinar where we'll paint the current healthcare threat landscape for attacks and demonstrate an actual live hack. You will learn: Why and how the healthcare threat landscape is evolving How your email can be used as an entry point in multiple types of attack Attacker methodologies and the tactics and tools being used to exploit your users How to enhance email security and improve overall cyber resilience
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healthcare, ransomware, ransomware attack, seg, secure email gateway
    
Mimecast
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Feb 01, 2017
Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs. Consider these facts: ? Ransomware attacks doubled in 2015 ? The number of new ransomware variants increased 17% in Q1 2016 ? The FBI estimates that ransomware will net criminals $1 billion in 2016 This white paper dives into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. You’ll also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.
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CrowdStrike
Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses.
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ransomware, malware, cybercrime, lockscreen, encryption
    
Carbonite
Published By: Hitachi Vantara     Published Date: Mar 20, 2018
Digital transformation is disrupting traditional, tried-and-true business process and leaving many enterprises scrambling for alternatives. Although the customer remains king for business success, data is quickly becoming an organization’s most strategic asset for reaching, interacting with and retaining customers. With ransomware attacks on the rise, a strict regulatory environment, and nimble, competitive upstarts entering the market, protecting and extracting value from your most strategic asset is a business imperative — and a formidable challenge.
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Hitachi Vantara
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Oct 12, 2018
Relying on outdated solutions like Symantec Email Security (formerly MessageLabs) to defend your organization from email-borne attacks may be risky. Others in this position have suffered from spear-phishing, ransomware and even impersonation attacks. To effectively defend against these advanced threats you need the latest protection techniques – something Mimecast delivers to tens of thousands of organizations already. Join us for this 30 min webinar to learn: • The damaging effects of ransomware, spear-phishing and impersonation attacks • What defensive strategies and technologies you should employ • Why your current Symantec Email Security solution may not be up to the task • How to enhance your email security and overall cyber resilience
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email security, ransomware, spear-phishing, cyber resilience, symantec
    
Mimecast
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Aug 16, 2018
Email. You use it constantly. And it’s the number-one application to keep your organization functioning, lines of communication flowing, and productivity seamless. Organizations need email to stay up-and running all the time. After all, it’s supposed to just work, right? This is where trouble often sets in. Cybercriminals use email constantly, too. It’s the number-one vector used to initiate attacks like malware delivery (think ransomware), impersonations and phishing attacks. In fact, almost 90% of organizations* have seen the volume of phishing attacks either rise or stay the same over the past 12 months. Internal threats have also been on the rise: Most organizations have encountered internal threats driven by careless employees (88%), compromised accounts (80%) or malicious insiders (70%) over the last year.
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Mimecast
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
With the healthcare industry as the #1 target for ransomware attacks, it’s critical to ensure steps are taken to prevent, detect and respond to these attacks without downtime – and without loss of patient data. A multi-layered approach to protective controls – including a Secure Email Gateway (SEG) with advanced threat protection capabilities – will start your healthcare organization on the right path to ransomware resilience. Download and use this top 10 list of how to protect your organization now. Use it as a reference tool for frequent health checks of your own ransomware resilience program.
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healthcare, ransomware, ransomware attack, seg, secure email gateway
    
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Published By: Citrix ShareFile     Published Date: Jul 11, 2017
In recent years, ransomware such as Locky and KeRanger have emerged as a top threat, not just to consumers, but to businesses with high-value data. Read this whitepaper for four best practices to protect yourself from this costly threat, including: Evaluating web browser configuration and virtualization options Protecting mobile devices against attack through containerization Reducing the risks of collaboration through secure EFSS solutions
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ransomware, security, risk reduction, containerization, data security
    
Citrix ShareFile
Published By: Citrix ShareFile     Published Date: Jul 11, 2017
In recent years, ransomware such as Locky and KeRanger have emerged as a top threat, not just to consumers, but to businesses with high-value data. Read this whitepaper for four best practices to protect yourself from this costly threat, including: Evaluating web browser configuration and virtualization options Protecting mobile devices against attack through containerization Reducing the risks of collaboration through secure EFSS solutions
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ransomware, risk reduction, data security, collaboration, containerization
    
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