Tag: Ransomware

Security Pros Talk Top Trends at ISC East Tradeshow

Did you miss the recent ISC East tradeshow in New York City? If so, fear not—we’ve got you covered! Our team at Total Security Advisor walked the showroom floor, shook many sanitized hands, took notes, checked out the newest tech, and picked the brains of attendees about top industry trends. The main takeaway? The security […]

Feds Issue Cybersecurity Reminder Amid the Holiday Season

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a cybersecurity reminder for public- and private-sector organizations to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk to ransomware and other cyberattacks leading up to and during the holiday season. The agencies noted this advisory is based on observations on […]

DOJ’s New Enforcement Team May Intensify Push to Recover Cyberattack Payments

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) to (1) add structure to and coordinate the agency’s investigative capabilities concerning unlawful uses of cryptocurrency, (2) increase prosecutions, and (3) recover illicit proceeds. The last piece is especially striking because it may provide a positive incentive for […]

Common Misconceptions of Business Recovery from Cyberattacks

As ransomware attacks exponentially explode across the threat landscape, organizations are having to confront woeful inadequacies in recovery plans and preparation. Many are incorporating strategies like zero-trust and adopting technologies that integrate privacy and security into the designs. Even with all the latest tools and techniques in place, it can be near impossible to make […]

Hackers Bribing Employees, Vendors to Deploy Ransomware

With ransomware attacks up by more than 150% in the first half of 2021, there seems to be no limit to the methods criminal hackers will use to deploy ransomware or otherwise cause cyber mayhem. Their latest trick: hiring your employees and vendors to help them.

Cybersecurity Best Practice Is for Life, Not Just for October

The arrival of Cybersecurity Awareness Month every October prompts discussion of best practice, and briefly raises the profile of security professionals. However, major attacks on organizations such as SolarWinds and Kaseya, and breaches of financial giants such as Morgan Stanley (caught up in the security problems of file-sharing company Accellion), should serve as a reminder […]

The Ransomware Plague Continues, but the Response Model Is Changing

Ransomware is a term that has entered popular speech as it has echoed across the front pages of newspapers and the internet. While most people might not understand exactly how ransomware works, or how it might be launched by a “Zero Day” exploit, they understand it locks the holder out of computers that store highly […]

How Business Leaders Can Promote Better Cybersecurity Practices

Cybersecurity is less about what a business’ IT team does and more about the decision-making process. The growing risks to online security mean that leaders need to make wiser business decisions and rethink strategies that affect cybersecurity. Whether it’s working with contractors, upgrading software, or staying up to date with the latest threats, these are […]

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Biden, Tech Giants, and Educators Partner to Bolster Nation’s Cybersecurity

On Aug. 25, President Joe Biden met with private-sector tech giants, such as Google and Apple, and education leaders to discuss the whole-of-nation effort and workforce training needed to address cybersecurity threats. Some of the technology companies pledged billions of dollars to support cybersecurity initiatives.

‘The Enemy of the Day’: Ransomware Attacks Have Affected Over One-Third of Organizations

A new International Data Corp. (IDC) survey found that more than one-third of organizations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months. And for those that fell victim to ransomware, it is not uncommon to have experienced multiple ransomware events.