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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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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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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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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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Symantec
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 06, 2018
System vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, intrusions, and other malicious activities are on the rise, showing that today’s cybersecurity professionals are hard-pressed to keep enterprises secure. Although threats are growing in sophistication and attack vectors are expanding, many of the intrusions and cyber attacks happening today are simply a result of improper protections being put in place, systems going unpatched, or weak security policies. While much of the blame is being placed on cybersecurity professionals, the real blame should often be placed upon the tools and policies that many of those professionals have come to trust and the complexity that comes with them.
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
System vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, intrusions, and other malicious activities are on the rise, showing that today’s cybersecurity professionals are hard-pressed to keep enterprises secure. Although threats are growing in sophistication and attack vectors are expanding, many of the intrusions and cyber attacks happening today are simply a result of improper protections being put in place, systems going unpatched, or weak security policies. While much of the blame is being placed on cybersecurity professionals, the real blame should often be placed upon the tools and policies that many of those professionals have come to trust and the complexity that comes with them.
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Published By: MobileIron     Published Date: May 07, 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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MobileIron
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: 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: 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: Carbonite     Published Date: Jan 04, 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. According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands. 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.
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Carbonite
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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Mimecast
Published By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
If you haven’t had first-hand experience with ransomware in the past, chances are you’ve heard of one of the many ransomware attacks that have recently caught worldwide attention. According to a June 2016 survey from Osterman Research, nearly one in two participants indicated that their organization suffered at least one ransomware attack in the last year. In this whitepaper, we’ll cover ransomware basics and provide best practices for ransomware prevention and detection. You’ll learn: • What ransomware is, how it works, and who the attackers are • 10 best practices you can employ now to detect and prevent ransomware • How you can quickly detect ransomware and other threats with AlienVault USM Download this whitepaper now to learn more about ransomware, best practices for defense, and how AlienVault USM helps you detect ransomware quickly with a unified approach to security.
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AlienVault
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: 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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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Cybercriminals constantly engage organizations in a game of leapfrog: system defenses improve, so malware searches for new holes. Recently, ransomware, which has been around since 1989, has been gaining momentum. Download this Mimecast sponsored report to learn about this growing threat, its impact to organizations and the ways to help thwart an attack.
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Mimecast
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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Akamai Technologies
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
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, PowerShellattacks 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 attacks
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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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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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Citrix ShareFile
Published By: Proofpoint     Published Date: May 17, 2017
In this complimentary guide you will learn why ransomware is surging and what to do before, during, and after an attack.
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Proofpoint
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"Cybercriminals constantly engage organizations in a game of leapfrog: system defenses improve, so malware searches for new holes. Recently, ransomware, which has been around since 1989, has been gaining momentum. Download this Mimecast sponsored report to learn about this growing threat, its impact to organizations and the ways to help thwart an attack."
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Mimecast
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"It’s no secret that organizations find themselves the target of increasingly sinister and highly sophisticated phishing, spear-phishing, whaling and ransomware attacks. While risks are clearly mounting, many organizations still aren’t keeping up with the challenge. Download Resetting Your Email Security Strategy to learn: - How employees are your first and last line of defense in attacks and why proper education is key. - How you can fix your processes against modern threats like whaling - The critical role of today’s cyber security technologies - Why your security strategy is doomed to failure without strong leadership"
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Mimecast
Published By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Apr 13, 2017
Of all the industries targeted by cyber-attackers, financial services is one of the most attractive. As noted bank robber Willie Sutton once said, “Go where the money is … and go there often.” That, it seems, is what cybercriminals are doing, launching malware, Trojans, spear phishing and ransomware attacks at banks and institutions to compromise networks and gain access to valuable data. Download now!
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Comcast Business
Published By: LogRhythm     Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Is your organization prepared for a ransomware attack? Successfully defending your organization against such an attack takes preparation and an understanding of what to look for if an attack begins. This guide shares the expert knowledge that researchers at LogRhythm have gathered about how ransomware attacks begin, how they progress through your endpoints and network, and what you can do to prevent them, or at least shut them down, to avoid serious repercussions.
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