Industrial security: Master your fear of the unknown
When it comes to scary movies, the most terrifying ones are often about the unknown. It’s easy to grasp a frightening ghost, monster, or some lunatic chasing after a group of folks whose van broke down in the wrong town. However, the unknown allows for another level of paranoia because you never know what’s coming […]
Trick-Or-Treat? As Cybersecurity Month winds down, which will your agency pick?
As Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close and All Hallows’ Eve nears, it’s time for one last thought. And it is, appropriately, a dark one – the “Dark Web”. It is the graveyard of the Internet, a maze of death-filled tombs and twisted conjurings that are giving average, everyday people access to some pretty scary technology. […]
Threat Spotlight: Follow the Bad Rabbit
Note: This blog post discusses active research by Talos into a new threat. This information should be considered preliminary and will be updated as research continues. On October 24, 2017, Cisco Talos was alerted to a widescale ransomware campaign affecting organizations across eastern Europe and Russia. As was the case in previous situations, we quickly […]
Ransomware – What it is, how to avoid it and what to do if it gets you
Ransomware has been all over the news since 2015. You’d think we would all know how to deal with it and the fad would be dying by now. Well, that’s...
Top 3 Future Cyber Threats For State and Local Governments
Law Enforcement evidence held for ransom, utilities taken offline and transportation derailed. All have happened in the last 12 months. Sometimes it feels like TV supervillains from our childhood have...
Securing the Digital Institute – Deakin University: A Case Study in Cyber Security Excellence
Ransomware and malware attacks have been capturing recent global headlines and like all industries, the education sector is vulnerable to this growing threat landscape. Although the full reputational and financial impact of these attacks are not known, it is a stark reminder of the significant cost that a malware outbreak can have on any organisation. Deakin University in Victoria, Australia supports the idea that tactical approaches to security are failing to provide the required […]
Manufacturers, Here’s What You Need to Know from the 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report
It’s no secret that manufacturers are concerned about security. Recently, Cisco published the 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR), which reflects the changing security landscape for manufacturers and many industries.
You Thought Ransomware Was Bad
Attacks that lock systems and encrypt data are just the beginning.
How Adversaries Are Refining and Improving Ransomware in 2017
Once adversaries have found a method for breaching network defenses, stealing data, or otherwise generating revenue, they’ll continue to refine these tactics to avoid detection and improve effectiveness. Ransomware, one of the more high-profile tools leveraged by adversaries, has undergone this same evolution, as we explain in the Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report. Delivery, obfuscation, […]