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Published By: Cohesity     Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
Every 14 seconds. That’s how often analysts predict ransomware will attack a business this year.1 Despite the best efforts to thwart ransomware attacks, cyber criminals are innovative, and they continue to create new malware. This means more sophisticated and targeted ransomware attacks are coming—all with the same goal: Disrupt business operations in the hopes victims will pay to restore order. No industry is immune. And because enterprises are now even more attractive targets than consumers,2 your organization must proactively prepare for when, not if, cyber criminals come for your data.
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Published By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
"Ransomware is one of the biggest nightmares facing IT today. Hackers are targeting organizations of all kinds with malware designed to encrypt crucial data—and hold it hostage until payment is made. This white paper reveals four highly effective measures for reducing your exposure to ransomware and keeping your apps and data accessible to authorized users—not hackers and their clients. Download this white paper to learn how to: - Shield users of web apps from infection and keep sensitive data off the endpoint - Prevent email-born ransomware from compromising the endpoint - Protect mobile devices against attack - Ensure the rapid recovery of ransomware-encrypted data"
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Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Feb 06, 2019
Do you know what your employees are doing on your network? Do you know about the latest ransomware attack your security team is battling? How about your business partners? Are they secure? With all of these questions swirling around in your head, it’s hard to feel secure about network security. But there is one thing that could help: a solid plan. Perhaps you’re aware that your organization should have a formal incident response plan. Or maybe you already have one. But are you completely clear on all the components that should make up such a plan? Or what to do when things go wrong? Or how to get help when you need it? Over the next few pages, we’ll provide you with some insight to help you build and strengthen your organization’s incident response plan.
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Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Feb 06, 2019
Organization: Telecom Italia (TIM) Headquarters: Milan, Italy Users: 600,000 Objective: As Italy’s businesses grew increasingly vulnerable to the threat of ransomware, data breaches, and other malicious malware attacks, service provider TIM sought an innovative solution to effectively and efficiently protect the network and data of its business users. Solution: Cisco Umbrella for Service Providers (SPs) Impact: • Rolled out TIM Safe Web to more than 600,000 customers, with less than 1 in 10,000 customers opting out of the service • Provided TIM with a unique competitive differentiator • Created an incremental revenue stream for TIM
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Published By: Proofpoint     Published Date: Dec 21, 2018
If you’re like most IT leaders, you’re invested heavily in the latest security tools. Yet you’re still inundated with ransomware and other advanced malware, credential phishing, email fraud and more. You’re spending more time dealing with a growing volume of threats. And you’re seeing a shrinking return from your security investments. That’s because most of today’s attacks play off human weaknesses. Download this whitepaper today to find out the top tips on how to choose tools and solutions to improve behaviours and outcomes.
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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Dec 20, 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
    
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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Dec 20, 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
    
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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: 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: 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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Cisco Umbrella EMEA
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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Cisco Umbrella EMEA
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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Cisco Umbrella EMEA
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
You won’t want to miss this report, “A New Era in Endpoint Protection: A SANS Product Review of CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection,” where SANS reveals the results of their evaluation of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform. To conduct their evaluation, SANS security analysts ran Falcon through a wide range of increasingly complex attack scenarios. The exploits they used to evaluate CrowdStrike included phishing, credential dumping/lateral movement, unknown malware, PowerShell attacks and more. The report shows that CrowdStrike Falcon was able to detect and prevent every attack to which SANS subjected it. Read this SANS report to learn: • Details on Falcon’s efficacy in preventing a wide range of attacks: Ransomware, lateral movement, PowerShell-based, and more • The power of the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ and the benefits of its crowdsourced intelligence model • How CrowdStrike’s ability to capture detailed forensic information on attempted and thwarted attacks, allows you to prevent
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CrowdStrike
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
Damaging widespread attacks such as WannaCry provide grim reminders of how prevalent Ransomware attacks have become. Adversaries are not only launching Ransomware attacks against a wide range of industries, they are consistently evolving their tools, tactics and procedures (TTPs) to foil your organization’s best cybersecurity strategies. A white paper, “Ransomware, a Growing Enterprise Threat,” offers in-depth analysis of Ransomware and explains why organizations can’t afford to ignore this increasingly challenging cyber threat. Download this white paper to learn • The evolution of Ransomware and why businesses are being targeted more frequently • How perpetrators tactics and targets are evolving to maximize profits • Best practices for protecting your organization from becoming a victim of Ransomware
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CrowdStrike
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: Oct 10, 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
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Published By: MobileIron     Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
The types of threats targeting enterprises are vastly different than they were just a couple of decades ago. Today, successful enterprise attacks are rarely executed by the “lone wolf” hacker and instead come from highly sophisticated and professional cybercriminal networks. These networks are driven by the profitability of ransomware and the sale of confidential consumer data, intellectual property, government intelligence, and other valuable data. While traditional PC-based antivirus solutions can offer some protection against these attacks, organizations need highly adaptive and much faster mobile threat defense (MTD) for enterprise devices.
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mobile, threat, detection, machine, learning
    
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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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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: 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: 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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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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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
    
Cylance
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: Symantec     Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Today’s workforce is increasingly nomadic. Employees use personal and company-owned devices desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones with various operating systems to access corporate resources over different networks from virtually anywhere. Roaming users and cloud-based applications have eroded the network perimeter where enterprises have traditionally focused their security controls. In the wake of this disruption, vendors offered myriad point products that solve only a portion of the security problem. These products usually require costly custom integrations and high management overhead to boot. Making matters worse, traditional security approaches can’t address an evolving threat landscape that includes ransomware, stealthy attacks that dwell in a customer’s environment for months, and threats targeting iOS and Android devices. In fact, the mobile workforce is more vulnerable than ever before.
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