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The 3 hidden costs of incident response

Every business function seeks to apply finite resources to maximum benefit, and to do that effectively in security, like threats, requires a keen understanding of those costs that are known and those that are hiding.

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Exploring the paradigm shift from backup to data protection

Smart organizations evaluate their overall data footprint and transform their traditional back office IT to a streamlined data protection approach for both cloud and on-premises data.

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Salted Hash Ep 24: Defending against mobile threats

Welcome back! After shooting several episodes during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, this week Salted Hash talks mobile threats with VASCO's Will LaSala. In addition to this week's episode, we've also got some additional footage...

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DOD releases new guidance to protect data within the supply chain

Companies supplying products and services to the US Department of Defense must meet 110 security requirements specified in NIST SP 800-171 or risk losing contract awards through a new set of risk scoring guidelines. The new rules...

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Atlanta's recovery highlights the costly mistake of being unprepared

The Samsam attack against the city of Atlanta in March was chaotic and crippling. The ransomware, named for the group responsible for development and deployment, left the city scrambling to deal with critical systems that were forced...

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Two incident response phases most organizations get wrong

It's important to remember: Incident response isn't a thing, it's a process.

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SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

The group behind the SamSam family of ransomware is known for recent attacks on healthcare organizations, but that's not its only target.

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Customers describe the impact of the Allscripts ransomware attack

A ransomware attack against a SaaS provider hurts customers, but when it's a healthcare company that’s hit, patients suffer. Such was the case with January's attack against Allscripts, one of the largest electronic health record and...

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Ransomware, healthcare and incident response: Lessons from the Allscripts attack

The actors behind SamSam launched a devastating attack against Allscripts in January, 2018. As Allscripts worked its incident response plan, things started to unravel. Here are the lessons learned.

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Allscripts: Ransomware, recovery, and frustrated customers

The actors behind SamSam launched an attack against Allscripts in January 2018, leaving the company’s customers without access to the services needed to run their medical practices — some for more than a week.

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Underwriting cyber exposure – the business case for certifying

The ability to have an independent and agnostic organization provide a certification of a product or service has more upside than down.

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Alternative communications planning and cybersecurity incident response

Cyberattacks can happen for a whole variety of reasons. No company is entirely safe. And these days, when digital communication is so vital to the basic operations of a company, incorporating a messaging strategy that takes into...

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Incident management for SMBs

In today's dynamic threat environment, developing a risk management methodology is a strategic imperative for all companies.

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SamSam group deletes Atlanta's contact portal after the address goes public

An image shared with local media during the early stages of a SamSam ransomware infection in Atlanta exposed the contact portal assigned to the city by the group responsible for the attack. When questioned about their actions via the...

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SamSam ransomware attacks have earned nearly $850,000

First emerging in late 2015, the group believed to be responsible for the SamSam ransomware family has targeted small and large businesses, healthcare, governments, and education. To date, the group has made nearly $850,000 USD

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9 policies and procedures you need to know about if you’re starting a new security program

Any mature security program requires each of these infosec policies, documents and procedures.

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for incident response

The advent of laterally spreading malware requires the security community to progressively build out incident response to include more thorough scoping to determine the true extent of an event and threat hunting to find those threats...

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What happens if... disaster recovery for the smart city and beyond

Using disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) for smart distributed data.

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