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McMenamins Ransomware Attack

As you may or may not be aware, the well-known brewery and hospitality chain McMenamins suffered a data breach following a ransomware attack during the month of December. During the attack, threat actors stole business records, payroll and human resources data files...

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Does your company have Cyber insurance?

Ransomware is a plague on businesses and insurers.  Cyber insurance can provide protection in the event your business falls victim. Though not cyber insurers ourselves, we’ve heard that insurance rates are going up across the board due to ransomware, and hefty payouts...

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Cybersecurity for small business: Ransomware

used with permission from FTC.gov., by Andrew Smith, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Mention the word “ransomware” at a meeting of small business owners and you’ll feel the temperature in the room drop by 20 degrees. A ransomware attack is a chilling...

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Defending against ransomware using system design

used with permission from Microsoft Secure, by Michael Melone, Principal Cybersecurity Consultant, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group Earlier this year, the world experienced a new and highly-destructive type of ransomware. The novel aspects of WannaCry and Petya were not...

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7 tips to prevent ransomware

used with permission from Norton by Symantec Malicious software that uses encryption to hold data for ransom has become wildly successful over the last few years. The purpose of this software is to extort money from the victims with promises of restoring encrypted...

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Rise in Ransomware Attacks

There has been a significant increase in activity by a malicious ransomware software called Troldesh. We have recognized that systems that are not actively managed or have no system access management policies are exceptionally susceptible to the current version of...

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