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How to protect Windows networks from ransomware attacks

Even large companies like Honda can fall victim to a targeted ransomware attack. Take these steps to harden your Windows network against them.

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Ransomware explained: How it works and how to remove it

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim's files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. 

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Ryuk ransomware explained: A targeted, devastatingly effective attack

Ryuk ransomware attacks are targeted to the most vulnerable, most likely to pay companies and are often paired with other malware such as TrickBot.

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How to prepare Microsoft Office and Windows for ransomware and email attacks

You've set up your remote workers during this COVID-19 crisis, but have you made the adjustments to be prepared for a cyber disaster like a ransomware attack?

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Dear future victim, please panic

I am the opportunistic infection, THE DORMANT CYBER PATHOGEN now awakes! While you're worried about COVID-19 infection, I'm already inside your networks!

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Deloitte: 8 things municipal governments can do about ransomware

Deloitte researchers explain why state and local governments are favored for ransomware attacks and how they can protect themselves with limited resources.

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2020

From malware trends to budget shifts, we have the latest figures that quantify the state of the industry.

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

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Recent ransomware attacks define the malware's new age

By 2018, the ransomware boom seemed to have peaked. But over the past 24 months, shifts in hacker tactics have resulted in a resurgence of ransomware attacks.

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More targeted, sophisticated and costly: Why ransomware might be your biggest threat

Ransomware has matured and its threat level is now on par with APTs as attackers use better tools and learn from past mistakes.

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5 ways to improve your security posture in 2020

What will shape the cybersecurity conversation in 2020? Only time will tell, but following these five trends will help you rise to new challenges.

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8 questions to answer before paying a ransomware demand

Consider these factors before deciding to pay a ransom after a ransomware attack. Better yet, know where you stand before one hits you.

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GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

By tracking down bitcoin wallets, researchers estimate that the Sodinokibi creators pocketed at least $4.5 million.

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Rebuilding after NotPetya: How Maersk moved forward

In the wake of NotPetya attacks, Maersk’s IT and security teams embraced transparency, greater collaboration with business, and a risk-based approach.

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6 biggest healthcare security threats for 2020

Healthcare continues to be a popular target for ransomware, cryptomining, data theft, phishing, and insider threats.

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How a small business should respond to a hack

With small business finding itself in hackers’ crosshairs as much as the big boys, it’s imperative to have an immediate response plan in the event of an attack.

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Why you need a cybersecurity incident response specialist

If your cyber insurance provider gives you the number of an incident response specialist, call them now. It will save time when an attack occurs.

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Regional municipal ransomware attacks soar; MS-ISAC can help

Recent regional ransomware attacks underscore the importance of information sharing among municipalities.

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