The high-profile breaches of Fortune 100 companies are the ones that get the headlines, but small and midsized businesses should not breathe any sighs of relief. They are very much still targets, says Austin Murphy of CrowdStrike. He offers cybersecurity advice to SMBs.
Server-level protection from viruses and malware is essential, and PC-based tools won't cut it. Malware attacks are increasing, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt. Businesses know it's essential to protect PCs from malicious programs, but many don't realize the value of server-level protection...
According to a recent report, The Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, it showed in 2015, there were more than 1.5 million new account fraud victims that accounted for losses of $2.8 billion. This number increased by 40% in 2016, and there is no reason to believe that this trend is stopping...
With advances in big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more, healthcare is primed to innovate. But do HIPAA, GDPR and other regulatory standards inhibit the ability to innovate? This whitepaper discusses healthcare's complex convergence of innovation and compliance.
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Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Ransomware hits the city of Atlanta, Baltimore's 911 system as well as aviation giant Boeing. Plus, WikiLeaks and its Julian Assange get taken for a ride by Russian intelligence.
Boeing says that a malware outbreak affected a small number of systems but did not disrupt production. An executive has reportedly identified the malware as being WannaCry ransomware and called for "all hands on deck" to respond to the incident.
Five days after a ransomware outbreak crypto-locked city systems, Atlanta has advised its 8,000 employees that they can once again boot their PCs and printers. But information security experts warn that the city's infrastructure still appears to have easily exploitable misconfigurations.
Ransomware isn't an easy area to study. But a team of researchers has calculated the minimum paid by all ransomware victims over a two-year period, and found that nearly 75 percent of the bitcoins attackers received got funneled onto Russia's now-shuttered BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
Ransomware is vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks access to files until a sum of money or ransom is paid. Attacks cause downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and in certain industries, an attack is considered a data breach. Phishing emails, compromised websites and free...
Ransomware has struck the city of Atlanta and frozen internal and customer-facing applications, hampering residents from paying bills or accessing court information. But the city says it has working backups and expects to pay employees on time.
2017 saw several large-scale cyberattacks including WannaCry, NotPetya, and BadRabbit. Ransomware, combined with the continued ubiquity of mass malware and non-malware attacks, is creating a vast attack surface for cyberattackers, who are getting more creative and persistent.
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While the underlying trends that enabled 2017's ransomware epidemic are continuing to advance, new and evolved threats, trends, and technologies gain speed as well.
Join guest speaker, Joseph Blankenship, Forrester Senior Analyst as we discuss 2018 cybersecurity trends including:
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If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.
Recent ransomware attacks on healthcare entities have been a major security wake-up call, says Rod Piechowski, senior director of health information systems at of HIMSS, who explains what action is needed.
Many banking institutions boast of being "digital first" and enabling "omnichannel banking." But are they fully aware of the new fraud risks they also are inviting? Kimberly Sutherland and Kimberly White of LexisNexis Risk Solutions discuss how to mitigate omnichannel fraud.