WannaCry Threat – 15th May Update

On Friday 12th May, organizations across the world were hit by a massive ransomware attack, named WannaCry, which exploited a (now patched) Microsoft Windows vulnerability revealed in the Shadowbrokers dump on March 14. Kaspersky Lab researchers have continued to track the evolution of the threat over the weekend.  Evolution of the ransomware The total number of variants in […]

WannaCry Ransomware Attack – Analysis

As many of you know, there is a ransomware attack exploding across the globe. The last headline I read estimated that 90 countries were impacted. This could be one of the biggest cybersecurity incidents we have seen to date. The impact to hospitals is catastrophic and it’s absolutely inexcusable that people’s lives are being put […]

Global Cyber Attack: As Microsoft Issues Patches For Unsupported OS What Can Organisations Do To Stop Future Ransomware Copycats From CrowdStrike

Rapid Automation and Industrialization of Cyber Attacks

Following the global cyberattack Microsoft has taken the unusual step of issuing a public patch for the now unsupported Windows XP operating system as well as previous versions Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003. As the global cyber-attack slows, what can organisations do if a ransomware copycat strikes. Adam Meyers, Vice President, Cyber Security Company […]

Flexera Issues New Warning About Future Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry: Vulnerabilities Are Increasing, And Users Aren’t Patching As Diligently

Secunia Vulnerability

New Secunia Research@Flexera Country Report reveals the number of OS vulnerabilities is increasing, while users are losing ground patching them Maidenhead, U.K. As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat […]

5 Encryption Best Practices For Securing Sensitive Data In Higher Education Organizations

Educational institutions of all sizes routinely handle multiple types of sensitive data, including Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, medical information, and other personally identifiable information (PII) which can potentially be stolen. In addition, due to some institution’s focus on research, these organizations may also have access to confidential government and/or business […]

Don’t WannaCry? Here Are Some Tips To Protect Yourself From Ransomware

An unusual kind of ransomware cyber-attack has taken the world by storm, causing calamities in various parts of the world. Cyber security companies claim that this ransomware worm has infected around 75,000 computer systems in 99 countries this Friday, with Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan being the top targets. The ones most affected by this ransomware […]