Locky Part 2: As the Seasons Change so is LockyOct 16, 2017, 08:50 AM Ben Gane
It's that time of year where the seasons are changing. The Northern Hemisphere moves into Autumn, and the Southern Hemisphere moves to Spring. So it is with Locky. As we discussed in our last post, spam campaigns were downloading Locky ransomware that used ".lukitus" as...
Locky Part 1: Lukitus Spam Campaigns and Their Love for Game of ThronesOct 16, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane
Back in August 2017, Trustwave Spiderlabs reported a spam campaign that distributed a new Locky variant called "diablo." As predicted that incident was just a primer for a much bigger campaign and indeed just a few weeks later a new variant of Locky was launched that was called "Lukitus."
Credit Card-Grabbing Malware Hits Hyatt Hotels Once AgainOct 16, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane
The Hyatt hotel chain was again riddled with credit card-stealing malware in an “operation” between March 18 and July 2, 2017. While only 41 hotels have reportedly been affected this time, compared to 250 in 2016, most infected locations are in China and elsewhere in Asia...
Swedish companies are still struggling to comply with latest data protection regulationsOct 16, 2017, 08:44 AM Ben Gane
More than 80 percent of IT professionals in Sweden are concerned with the security of the public cloud, and almost 40% do not deploy security for sensitive data stored outside the company’s infrastructure, according to a recent Bitdefender survey. More than half of CISOs...
Navigating your GDPR Journey with IvantiOct 16, 2017, 08:39 AM Ben Gane
You may have read the article, Navigating the Seven Key Principles of GDPR. If not, check it out before you read this one because I am going to go a little deeper into how Ivanti can help you implement a strategy to address the those key GDPR principles...
Warning: Data Breaches In News Always Worse Than They First AppearOct 13, 2017, 08:55 AM Ben Gane
Not too long ago news broke of yet another substantial data breach. This time at financial consultancy Deloitte — one of the so-called big four accounting firms. On Sept 25, Deloitte announced that it had detected a breach stemming from an inadequately secured administrative email...
Software Asset Management Basics and BenefitsOct 13, 2017, 08:53 AM Ben Gane
What do SAM (Surface-to-Air Missiles) and SAM (Software Asset Management) have in common? Well, I’m no rocket scientist, nor do I claim to be an IT asset management guru. But I’m pretty sure it boils down to money...
Talent retention for a modern military: bringing silicon valley thinking to America's digital fighting forceOct 13, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane
Yesterday at the AUSA Annual Meeting I had the honor to sit on a panel with Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, Commanding General of United States Army Cyber Command, to talk about how the Army can best manage a very special workforce – its cyber warriors...
How to Protect your Enterprise from 91% of CyberattacksOct 12, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane
Yes, you read that headline correctly. There is a way to stop 91% of all cyberattacks before they penetrate your enterprise. That is a pretty big claim. So how do you do it? Simple – turn off all email services for your organization. That is because 91% of...
Microsoft’s October Patch Tuesday Fixes 62 Vulnerabilities, including an Office Zero-DayOct 12, 2017, 08:38 AM Ben Gane
Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for October addresses 62 vulnerabilities, 27 of which are critical and 35 important in terms of severity; many of these flaws can lead to remote code execution (RCE). Microsoft’s fixes are patches for features in the Windows operating system (OS) and...