The Cost of Ransomware Attacks on Cities

Ransomware attacks on cities are becoming more prevalent with ransom demands increasing with each attack. Recently, two cities have gone against conventional wisdom and decided to pay the ransom amount demanded by hackers who held their cities hostage. This decision has kickstarted the conversation between groups debating the moral implications of giving in to cybercriminals […]

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Protecting Healthcare Networks Against Threats

In today’s digitally connected world, cybersecurity is a critical concern for all industries. However, for the healthcare industry, the failure to ensure resilience against cyber threats could be a matter of life and death. According to a 2018 Thales Security Report, a staggering 77% of US healthcare organizations have been breached at some point in […]

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Security is Everyone’s Responsibility in the Organization

The days when security was only the IT department’s headache are long gone. Today, everyone in an organization has to take personal responsibility for security and network safety. A big reason is the transformation in the modern workplace. In the past, IT departments had strict control over gateways, firewalls, and networks. With the advent of […]

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Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

The resilience of critical infrastructure is a key factor in the security of any nation. The US security infrastructure has sixteen sectors whose assets, systems, and networks influence food supply, water, financial services, public health, power and more. Previously, cybercriminals used to ignore local sectors like state/municipal governments and first responders to go after larger […]

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Cybersecurity Professionals: Path to Job Security

Checking the news these days can be a scary proposition. With daily headlines about major corporate breaches, ransomware, and cryptojacking, consumers are very worried about the privacy of their data and security of their digital assets. According to one recent market report, global cybersecurity spending will exceed $1 trillion dollars from 2017 to 2021. Cybersecurity […]

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ScoutIQ™ Stops WannaCry Ransomware Before It Reaches Networks

Global Ransomware Targeting Windows Computers Claims Thousands of Victims; Untangle’s NG Firewall with Integrated ScoutIQ Threat Intelligence Prevents Ransomware Infections at the Gateway, Keeping Customers Safe WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need to Know Last Friday, May 13, news broke of an ongoing, global ransomware attack against more than 230,000 Windows computers in 150 countries, notably […]

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Ransomware in the spotlight: How to guard against attack

Is there anything more frightening than being locked out of your most important and sensitive files? This is just the reality that a number of individual users and businesses have dealt with recently due to the growing threat of ransomware. Ransomware infections have been on our collective radars for a few years now, and as hackers […]

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4 Scariest Threats to your Network

It’s that time of year again: Children dress up in costume, adults adorn their houses with spooky decorations and it’s simply fun to be a little scared. And while this spirit of ghouls, ghosts and goblins surrounds us during the fall, there’s nothing fun about threats to your company’s network. This asset literally forms the […]

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What can hospitals learn from the Kansas Heart Hospital breach?

It’s a story similar to many others that have been taking place over the last few years. Employees and executives come into their place of business like any other day, only to realize that the critical data they need to do their jobs is locked away under the watchful eyes of cybercriminal encryption. Kansas Heart […]

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How to keep ransomware attacks away from backups

Since its emergence,  the numerous variants of ransomware have wreaked havoc on networks and computers worldwide. By encrypting files and not releasing them until a ransom is paid, ransomware has proven to be especially effective and lucrative for cybercriminals. Even backups are no longer safe from ransomware. But, with a little knowledge and the right […]

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